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How cute are the little guys on the cover of this new book, Fleecie Pets? According to the back of the book, all it takes to make them are basic sewing skills and a simple two-piece pattern. Sweet! But after I read that–all psyched to put my craft skills to work to create my niece and nephew’s future favorite toys–I opened the book. And it seems to take sliiiiightly more skill and effort to create these cuddly creatures than I thought. Now, I know there are Goodyblog readers out there who are far craftier than I am and not as intimidated by lists of materials, sewing instructions, and farm animals. If you’re one of them, you might wanna give Fleecie Pets a try. But, if you’re one of those crafty moms or dads, I’m guessing you’ve already attempted to make toys for your kids. So tell us about them! Even if you just painted a cardboard box to look like a castle (which is really an awesome toy for a princess-wannabe). What’s your child’s favorite homemade toy?

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  1. by adrienne

    On June 12, 2007 at 9:41 am

    A soccer ball made by quilting a bunch of little pieces of cloth together.
    All the pieces are different and many have vastly different textures.
    Our son has loved this ball (made for him by a retired chemist) and the matching quilt since he first actively interacted with the world around him.

  2. by Rosie Roberson

    On August 28, 2007 at 2:25 am

    They are not toys, but definitely crafty . . . I painted each of my three children’s names on little 4″x 4″ canvases (one canvas per letter). They hang above their bedroom doors. My kids love them . . . and other people loved them enough to convince me to start selling them on Etsy. Visit my shop at http://www.rosiemade.etsy.com