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One, Two, Buckle Your… Stuff.

May 11, 2011

One of my friends in my neighborhood sent me this link a few weeks ago and asked if I would make something similar for her little boy.  She is headed on a very long drive with two small children and was in serious need of distractions.  I finished it up yesterday (and she’s not leaving until Sunday, a serious accomplishment on my part!).  This morning Creamie got to try it out.  She thinks it’s fantastic.

playing buckles

It’s basically just a buckle toy.  A bunch of buckles and some ribbon and hopefully hours (or at least one good hour) of entertainment.  I also added a velcro pocket on the back side, which is solid blue denim.  I wish I had thought to put a strap on it so it could also be a bag…. ah well.  I did add a ribbon strap on the bottom so it can be rolled up and tied closed.  I hope that it does it’s job keeping the little guy happy for a while in the car.

buckle toy

I have been working on Creamie’s big girl quilt today.  I got it all laid out and ready to sew together.  Hopefully I can get the top sewn together before the end of the week.  I sure hope so.  She’s been needing it for almost six months now!  I also have three quilts that are completely finished, except for the binding.  And piles of fabric to make 4 more.  When did I become a quilter? How did that happen exactly?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2011 8:46 pm

    Fantastic idea!

  2. Paige permalink
    May 12, 2011 4:27 am

    That is a pretty cool idea!
    Cant wait to see those quilts! I hope you do post pictures.
    Have a great day.

  3. Kim permalink
    May 12, 2011 8:04 am

    My son (who’s 7 now) would have LOVED this as a toddler! In fact, I fantasized about making him something like this, but there was the leeeetle problem of not knowing how to sew. 😉

  4. May 12, 2011 9:18 am

    How fun! I haven’t seen anything like that before. And as to how you became a quilter…it just kind of sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?

  5. May 12, 2011 9:54 am

    That is such a great idea. I’ll file it away for our next kid.

  6. May 12, 2011 10:35 am

    can’t wait to see the quilts either! I want to know when I became a quilter too. Except I’m not really. or am i? Anyway, that buckle toy is fantastic! I wish I’d seen this a week ago as we are going on a little road trip monday….

  7. May 12, 2011 4:32 pm

    That is such a cool toy. My son would have so much fun with it!

  8. Alexie permalink
    May 18, 2011 9:20 pm

    Inspired! i totally went out and bought a bunch of buckles today.

  9. May 21, 2011 3:26 pm

    That is fantastic. love it.

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