I am so excited to share this post with you today!! Recently, our very own Ribbon Lady welcomed Ribbon baby, and we have been waiting ever so eagerly to celebrate with this hop. With two little (but growing) gals of my own, everything baby is still near and dear to me, so this project was all about fun with baby!
One of the first things I learned as a new mom was about something called “Taggie” toys. Everywhere I looked, toys, books and blankets had these little ribbon loops attached. I had no idea what it was all about until my oldest got a book, and those tags spent tones of time in her mouth. And boy was that a blessing, because instead of having to fish pieces of cardboard from board books from her mouth, I was simply throwing that book in the wash! Alleluia!!
So when we decided to do the hop, I knew that I wanted to have some fun with ribbon tags. I hopped over to the fabric store and picked up some flannel and had some fun cutting out random symmetrical shapes. With a bit of adorable Twill Chevron ribbon and some of the Double Faced Satin in pretty new colours, my little monsters took shape.
Oh, and here’s one more secret about these little guys – they CRINKLE!!! Yes, you heard me – give them a squeeze and they have that crinkly sound that babies (and apparently 4 and 5 year olds) love, courtesy of some cheese slice packaging slipped inside before I finished up the seams. It’s this crazy texture that I have to say I thought I would find annoying until I actually played with one. And now, every time I pick one up, I can’t help but squeeze!!!
Everyone in my family (including the hubby) has a favourite! And while I originally had a few new babies in mind for these monsters, I have to admit that I don’t think they are going to leave this house. They have been adopted. The good news is that I have more flannel where those came from, and there might be a few new monsters to join the clan!
Now, if you haven’t stopped by the other blogs today, you really need to get on that! Our uber generous Ribbon Lady is giving away spools of ribbon from the baby collection to a lucky winner from those who take the time to comment. Maybe satin and chevron isn’t your baby thing, but I have no doubt that you will find something that is. So leave a comment, and then get hopping! I’ll put in a good word for you! Here’s the line up for today:
- Karen Baker
- Karen Hanson <—– You are here
- Mallika Kejriwal
- Mary Brockway
- Rhea Weigand
- Tracy McLennon
May Arts Ribbon:
- washed plastic packaging