Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oink, Meow, Woof, Ribbit

My kids have discovered magnets. They pull them off the fridge, chew them, put them back on the fridge, pull them off the fridge, chew them again, put them on the dishwasher, push them under the dishwasher.... you get the idea!

So one day I was watching them and decided that I wanted to make them some magnets. After lots of thinking and planning and some design help from my friend Daws, this is what I came up with...


I used a basic circle as a starting point, then morphed it into each animal. I liked the idea of combining material and felt for texture, so each animal has a felt feature. They are lightly stuffed with polyfil so they are soft and easy to grab, and I sewed ittle magnets on the inside back so they are "chew-friendly"!

As you can see, they have been very well received...



14 comments:

Michelle said...

what a great idea...i have had magnets that are "lost" all the time...and most are a choking hazard with little ones...love them...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant concept and perfect for little ones!! Love the friendly faces you have given them.

Philigry said...

these are so cute! great idea.

Miss Muggins said...

They are adorable - the twins and the magnets!

Jodie said...

Love the frog ...Love it!

Tinniegirl said...

Oh, they're wonderful. So clever.

Tyroga said...

the turned-down ears on the piggy are an very cool touch. They all look great.

Mark Fitzgerald said...

Everyone loves the magnets! You could go into business here...

Nikki said...

I think there's scope for developing tat idea further... it's a winner!

You have a real way with adding character to those little crittes faces.

Nikki said...

Sorry - typos galore. Not used to this keyboard. I meant "that idea" and "critters"....

Christina Lowry said...

OOOh, they are so cute! Necessity is the mother of invention?! The frog is so sweet. :)

Linda said...

they are WONDERFUL so incredibly cute

daws said...

You did good! :D

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

My goodness, they are gorgeous!!! I love the doggy in particular. :-)

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