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#1 of 10 Old 04-19-2009, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any ideas? I don't knit, but I do sew. I've got a girl and have really only been making very girly items. Any ideas for a good homemade gift for a 1 year old??

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Simple draw-string bags (for keeping dinky cars, blocks, etc.)?

Playdough?

A T-shirt with his name sewn on?

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What about a really simple stuffed animal, crayon roll, or soft shoes? If they cloth diaper, maybe a few embellished prefolds?

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Set of fabric blocks included some wedges to, eventually, roll cars up and down.

Fabric balls.

For a one year old, you can add a nice crinkle-effect to things by stuffing them with cut up plastic grocery sacks (ask your neighbors if you don't have any yourself).
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Playsilks!
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That is a fantastic idea, but how do you make them yourself???
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"Taggies" pillow?

It's just folded over ribbon arund the edges of a pillow. When I made one for DD I put jingle bells inside a sewn fabric pouch inside the pillow.

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That is a fantastic idea, but how do you make them yourself???
Most of us buy blanks (Dharma Trading is a good source. Look for the Habotai silk scarves) and dye them ourselves. They're about $3 each, and you can use lots of things to dye them. Check out the playsilk thread here on the Toys and Dolls board.
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Super simple and well loved by every toddler who has seen them:

http://pmegan.com/pmegan/toys/Pages/matching_game.html

Trying to live a simple life in a messy house in a complicated world with : DH, DD (b. 07/07), DS (b. 02/09), and DD (b. 10/10)
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Bean bags!!
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