Monday, 26 April 2010

Rock Star part 1

Another of our friends little ones turned one at the weekend. To avoid gift duplication and disappointment, I thought I'd make him something special. Admittedly the xylophone and wooden drum were screaming 'buy me, buy me', but we managed to walk on by - I like to think of it as avoiding the potential for future retaliation buying!

I still wanted something music themed though. And what better than a soft toy career nudge?
Ribbon tuning keys as I've heard on the grapevine that little ones are rather smitten with such things.
It's perhaps more ukulele than acoustic guitar in size to the average adult bear, but then he is only 12 months old so it will hopefully be just right.
Rock Star part 2 to be revealed. I may have got a little carried away with the theme...ahem.


  1. You are one seriously cool friend to have! What a brill gift!

    I do gawp at all the garish plastic toys that my friends little ones receive as gifts and oft wrack my brain for a cool homemade gift to give. Wish I had your imagination!

    Would you conisder making a patterne / tutorial of this?

  2. You're making the fabbiest soft toys. I see an etsy shop in your future!

    K x

  3. This is fabulous! I would definitely buy one for my little boy, who is 18 months - and it's true, babies do love ribbons. You can even buy special blankets with pieces of ribbon and tags stitched onto the sides. I spy a new career!