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i made <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2204202906/" target="_blank">this</a>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
it was actually pretty easy, and i'm planning on making them for gifts for a few of my pregnant friends.<br><br>
anyone think i could sell them? if so...how much would you pay for it? it's approx. 9" if you can't tell the scale in the picture.
 

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That is soooo adorable!!! I think you could totally sell them. How long do they take to make and how much do the materials cost? I would factor those things into the cost for sure! Very cute, wow!!!
 

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about 3-4 hours start to finish... and i used 3 fat quarters from a quilt shop, so maybe $6 for fabric (could def. get it cheaper than that though) and $3? for stuffing... (i used an old pillow).
 

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9X9X9, but i could adjust that. i think it would be really fun to have a big one...
 

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that is so cool...how did you make it? did you have a pattern or just wing it?
 

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I think a smaller one and a big one would be cool! I was thinking the larger size would be good for a baby who is learning to pull up or for a mom to use as a litte footstool while nursing. It looks very versitile, kind of like a Boppy pillow...we use it for nursing, or to let the baby sit or lay in, the older kids lay around on it, whatever!
 

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i got it from a blog, a woman saw one for sale in china? i think? and figured out the pattern herself.<br><br>
i think i'll make a few from fabric i have already and see if i can get any bites on the tp and maybe etsy. probably have better luck on etsy, don't you think?
 

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Pardon me but.....<br><br><br>
what is it?
 

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haha. my 3 yo said the same thing. just a cloth baby toy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My first response was "How cute!"<br><br>
My second response was "Man, I really need to sew more often!" I am definitely not at the skill level where that would only take me 3-4 hours.<br><br>
I agree with PP's, I think they would sell and different size options too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They're really cute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Don't forget hyenacart as well, another alternative to etsy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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That is AWESOME!!!! No idea on price, but I'd say don't sell yourself short - that's a really, really great little toy. Make sure to let us know if you do start to sell them (if you're allowed to let us know)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ok I get the idea of toy now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You could put jingle type bells inside to make it make a little noise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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great idea! would it be better if they were inside so they couldn't be pulled off? i was thinking a few loops of ribbon would be cool too.
 

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Yeah thats what I was thinking. Sew the bells into the middle and then add loops of ribbon so that people can add little toys too!
 

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I like the idea of the little bells being inside so there wouldn't be a swallowing concern. And the loops of ribbon would be cool too. How fun!
 

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Great ideas everyone is having! I was also thinking about using different textures of fabric and ribbon so that it is a very tactile toy, and maybe getting some shiny material that is reflective so the baby could see themselves! What a fun brainstorm!
 

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Sweet, E!<br><br>
I'd pay 25-30 for a plain cotton one and 40+ for one with different tactile fabrics and noisy bits.<br><br>
I should say I have this price range because I almost DID pay 20 for a very similar cotton cube, but it was made in a country of which I know nothing of its labor practices.
 
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