Well I couldn’t just stop with a squeaky toy now could I? I’ve got loads of animal shapes so I figured there was plenty of opportunity to make a rattle toy too. This time I went for the elephant made out of my primary animal print and coordinating fabric.
Heather donated a plastic egg to the rattle cause and I loaded it with some popcorn kernels and taped it shut: instant rattle. To create the pattern for my elephant, I applied the same method I used to create my squeaky toy pattern.
I thought the elephant looked a bit dull so I picked up a few scraps of terry cloth for an ear and tusk. I free hand cut out the shapes and appliqued them on to the elephant. Then I stitched on a little eye: now he really has personality.
I placed the fabrics right sides together and stitched around the outside leaving a reinforced opening for stuffing. I turned my little elephant and filled him with stuffing and my rattle egg then stitched him closed. Super cute, he fits right in with the rest of the crowd. I love the extra texture the terry cloth gives to the toy.
- Monogram taggy crinkle toy
- Minky blanket
- Set of burp cloths with appliqued animal shapes (animal shapes taken directly from the fabric; blown up 200%)
- Binky leash
- Squeaky toy turtle and giraffe
- Rattle toy elephant
- Crinkle taggy alligator (Using the same method as in the monogrammed crinkle toy)