First the finished one. Little Girl, like many other babies her age, loves the tags on toys. And blankets. And clothes. And anything else that has a tag on it. I know that there are products on the market for little ones that have tags all over them, and they are great. But I didn't want to buy any when I have fabric, ribbons and a sewing machine right here. So I made one for myself! (Actually, I made two - one for Little Girl, and one for a friend who is having a baby any moment now.) I call it her tagged lovie (to avoid copyright infringement...), since it isn't really a blanket, and I am not sure I can legitimately call it a toy. But I think it is really cute, and Little Girl really likes all of the tags she gets to chew on!!
Now the not-yet-finished one. We are so lucky to have so many friends and family share their pictures with us. But we are not lucky enough to have a refrigerator large enough to hold all of these things and accommodate a baby who is becoming quite mobile and who likes to grab at things. So I decided to try to make a memo board. I used the cardboard backing from Hubby's 2009 desk calendar, some fabric, some ribbons and my handy-dandy hot-glue gun (couldn't have gotten through college as a stage manager without it!). I have the bulk of it done and glued, I am now adding buttons to the intersections of ribbon to hold things down. I think I like it. We'll see what happens when the buttons are all on and I figure out how to hang it. Hopefully it will clear up some fridge-space for when Little Girl is ready to fill it up with crafts of her own!