A Lovey

You know those tags that say, “by federal law, don’t you dare rip this off or you’ll go to jail”? You know what I’m talking about,… you feel extremely exhilarated when you rip those babies off, thinking you’re living on the crazy, wildside. Uh huh. You know.

Well, for the past few weeks, Ruby has begun to start playing with toys. It’s the most precious thing ever. And, she LOVES her Baby Einstein mat. All I have to do is throw a few toys down and she’ll play for a while all by herself, perfectly content. Remember those tags I was just telling you about? They’re on the side of her mat and she just discovered them the other day.  Rather than reaching for her blocks, Ruby now scoots herself over to the tags and gnaws on them for a few good minutes. Just goes to show that you don’t have to buy kids toys, they’ll make a toy out of anything.

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Recently though, a few friends did recommend getting her a “lovey” since she was so into these little tags, thinking she’d like that too. A lovey,… I had no clue what it was until a girlfriend of mine showed me the one her little boy has. So adorable,…a small little square with different textured ribbons attached on all sides.

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I had a few scraps of fabric left from a blanket I had made for Ruby before she was born, so I decided to take a crack at making my own lovey for Ruby.

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All that is needed are two pieces of about 12″x12″ fabric (mine was a bit more of a rectangle shape) and various types of ribbon about 4 inches long.

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Place your 2 square pieces, right sides together. Then, double over each ribbon.

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Place each doubled over ribbon in between the two pieces of fabric. Do this so that the two ends of the ribbon are facing out and then secure with a pin.

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Continue until each ribbon is securely pinned in place. I did about 4 ribbons on each side, but you can do as many as you like!

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Then, sew the pieces together, making sure to leave a opening to turn inside out. I left about 2 inches open. (Sorry it started to get dark, so this was a terrible pic..)

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After it’s sewn turn right side out, iron flat, and then sew again to secure. I know there’s some sewing terminology for this but, I don’t know what it’s called and I don’t feel like google searching it to figure it out or pretending like I do know. HA!

**Hey Becky, I’m sure you know what that’s called, right? Topstitch, maybe? I’m still no sewing novice**

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This is what it looks like after I did the last sewing bit,… I chose the zig-zag stitch. FUN!

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A simple sewing project and so fun to make. It was one of those projects that gave you a sense of accomplishment because you really could make it in less than an hour. So fun.

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But, you know what’s funny? After playing with her lovey for a few minutes,…you know what Ruby did?

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She went right back to her tags. That little stinker,… he he he.

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2 Responses to “A Lovey”

  1. Becky Says:

    Yeah, “topstitching” sounds about right. Good job. ;-)

    And that pic of your daughter with it is just too cute!

  2. Lovin’ the Lovey’s « Says:

    [...] “lovey’s” are just too fun to make! I can’t get enough of [...]

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