We’re both big fans of Lamaze toys, and one of Little Button’s very favourite friends from day one has been Rusty the Robot.
He’s been with her on countless adventures – and she likes Rusty so much that I decided to make a robo-replacement so he could have the odd day off. Rather than replicate Rusty’s boyish charm, I decided to make a girl robot.
A few weeks ago we were having a bit of a sort out, and both had a pair of jeans that were ready for the charity shop.
After a Pinterest search we came across this gem of a post by www.valaanvillapaita.blogspot.fi for a denim whale soft toy and we fell in love with it. So we gave it a go. He was fun to make and our toddlers love him (although he’s not as professional looking as the original!). We decided to make a mini rattle whale to go along with the daddy for the baby! This cuddly little creature is whaley easy to make (sorry).
Yesterday I found the remains of a broken soft vibrating toy that got eaten by a mouse a few months back (I know! Finding a pile of destroyed nibbled toys is not a fun moment…). Inside was a little plastic box that shakes when you pull the string. I also had some soft fabric from a baby grow I had when I was little, so I thought I’d try and make Amelie a little cuddly wobbly toy.