Two years ago a friend and I were discussing how we spend our time, where we get ideas, etc. She asked me if I read any craft blogs and it was like she was speaking another language. I had no idea then what a blog even was (is that on the interwebs?). Aside from that, the word "craft" conjured up images of popsicle sticks and glitter. So my friend suggested I check out Homemade by Jill as an example. Suddenly I was Jasmine singing on a magic carpet. I was hooked, and the word "craft" was redefined. I have since stumbled through blog land finding new favorites, but I always check back with Jill to see what she's up to. Her tutorials are wonderful and I have tried lots of her projects. This tag animal tutorial is one of my first attempts. These are such a cute addition to a baby gift. The ribbon loop makes it easy to hook on to anything.
I started with a few elephants using Jill's pattern, but then I made up a few of my own.
My older son loved loops and tags when he was really little so when I made my own version I wanted to make animals that could use more ribbon. Kind of a taggie blanket/stuffed animal hybrid.
I love this giraffe because it is nice and neutral; perfect for a baby boy or girl.
And I love this dinosaur because he is totally boy. A lot of stuffed animals don't really look fit for a boy, but this guy did to me. I've learned my lesson when making multi-step projects-- always make a couple at a time. That way when it turns out awesome you already have one for next time : )
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