Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Humidity Capital of the Known World
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmmm ... it seems like 1 yr was around the time that we shifted Cub over, it certainly wasn't long ago, but every kid's different and yours may never need that space. However, if you've actually GOT a crib, I'd hold off on ditching the fixin's. I wouldn't go out and get a crib for this purpose. Like I said, if we hadn't had it here we'd have done something else, it was just convenient to shove it up against our bed. And, it makes a great cat bed!! *sigh* But then, everything does ...
I was thinking of that most basic of dolls, the one that looks like a gingerbread man. If I were making it, I'd make a pattern by folding some newspaper or paper bag material in half, cutting out the shape, then trimming here and there til it looks just right (possibly throwing it away and starting over a few times, but this is ME making it and I'm sure you'd get it on the first try!). Then pin it to your flannel which is folded with the pretty sides together, cut it out leaving a quarter inch extra "halo", sew it up except for a hole at the side or maybe the top of the head, turn it inside out (actually, right side out, so the pretty face is now showing) and stuff it with cotton, wool, maybe some fragrant herbs, whatever. Then stitch up the hole, and ba-da-boom!
Cool thing is, you'll probably have enough to make more than one doll, which means that if your kid gets attached to it you've got another to switch out when it's laundry time, or gods forbid it gets lost.
There's also a Waldorf-y looking doll, but it's slightly more complicated, though still doable by any higher primate species.
Chum to Hub, Mum to Cub