November 23 ~ Soft Toys & Games

on November 23 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 39 Comments

Kids and fun-loving adults alike will love anything you create from this selection of soft toy and game tutorials. We can’t wait to see how you make these in your very own style! Don’t forget to add your pictures to our Handmade Holidays photo pool
Stripe-y Patchwork Cat
Michelle from Green Kitchen shares some fun with her Stripe-y Patchwork Cat Tutorial. Lucky us!
Ruby Doll
Jhoanna shows how to make a simple and versatile soft doll in the Ruby Doll Tutorial on her One Red Robin blog.
Soft Baby Cube
Esther helps us all again with her Soft Baby Cube Tutorial. Be sure to visit Esther’s London Mummy blog and sign up for email notification of her London Mummy shop launch.
Basic Otedama
Melynda’s Basic Otedama Tutorial on her blog, The Things That Make Us Happy Make Us Wise, helps you easily make cute, Japanese-style bean bags for the masses.
Memory Game of Numbers
Meg does it again (more crafty goodness, this time with tiny envelopes!) with her fun Memory Game of Numbers Tutorial on her blog, Montessori by Hand.
A Wee Toy
Hillary says older kids love these too, as they have a bean bag feel and are good for tossing around. Enjoy her Wee Tutorial on her blog, Wee Wonderfuls.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Puppy Love

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
22 ~ Fun for Hair
21 ~ Pillows
20 ~ Gifts for Organization
19 ~ Tech Gifts
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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39 Responses to November 23 ~ Soft Toys & Games

  1. Cheyenne says:

    We made a Ruby doll! It turned out really cute. Here it is – http://mylittlesewing.blogspot.com/2007/12/dolls-and-things.html

  2. I’ve had that Ruby Doll bookmarked for quite a while; I really should get around to making it!

  3. Sandy says:

    The Ruby doll is gorgeous!

  4. Serena says:

    Ruby Dolls for everyone!!! Including my seven nieces!!!

  5. Loved the otedama tutorial!!

  6. Ekioart says:

    Such cute ideas! I love the blocks and they’d make a perfect gift for a friend who just had a baby. Looks like I’m off to the machine again!

  7. Kim says:

    That is so funny~ I was looking at Waldorf dolls on Etsy last night and now you have cute, little, simple-faced dolls on your TUTs! How cool is that?!

    Kim

  8. Holly says:

    Super ideas! Thank-you so much for your site! I am getting a late start..so off to sew!

  9. mama k says:

    Those japanese beanbags are the bomb!

  10. Libby says:

    These are great. They would make lovely Christmas gifts.

  11. Lauren S. says:

    love them all!

  12. adrienne says:

    The stripey cat is too cute…the cubes can be so usful for toys, games and general cuteness. =]

  13. Missy says:

    Those blocks and that wee toy are must makes for me!

  14. Alison says:

    i’ve got to try the soft baby cubes, thanks for the great tutorials

  15. Laura says:

    Hi,
    This is the first time I visited your blog(just started ‘blog mailing’).
    It is absolutely great!!
    So much to be inspired by.
    I would like to add your blog to my favorites(inspiring) if this is ok with you?
    regards
    Laura

  16. Julia D says:

    This may be my favorite category! Where to start?!

  17. stacey says:

    Another great day of ideas – I am so excited that you have created this fabulous month of handmade – I can’t wait to see what will be next – like opening a present for myself:) Thank you!

  18. Amy says:

    Oh goodness..I am already making alist of things to make for next year..this years list is tapped out! The Ruby doll is great!!!

  19. Meg says:

    Ooo! Toys! This will be good since the kids Christmas is very simple this year. I am loving these ideas!

  20. Margaret says:

    Love the ruby doll its just the thing to finish of my secret santa gift : ), will be sad once november is over.

  21. Beth says:

    I really like the otedama. I like the suggestion of using them as paperweights or pincushions.

  22. Violet says:

    I adore Kristin’s fabric choice!
    -violet

  23. renee says:

    These are great!

  24. Another set of great tutorials! I especially like the Meg’s Memory Game! That is too adorable!

    I’ve listed tons of additional toy and game TUTORIALS on my blog to further inspire everyone.

    Today I love all the fabrics you girls suggested! I definitely need to add them to my stash!

    Happy Black Friday!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  25. Heather B says:

    Cute toys & the fabrics are perfect choices!

  26. Michele says:

    They are all great! I especially like the Ruby doll!

  27. Amanda H says:

    Oh my goodness, that little Ruby doll is the cutest thing ever! I’m going to have to go through my fabric scraps that I’ve been deligently keeping and make one.
    Amanda H.

  28. Kristin says:

    Really cute ideas! I love Ruby and the kitty. The memory game sounds fun!

  29. lauraj says:

    I love Kristin’s fabric choice!

  30. Lil' d says:

    These would be great for the kid’s stockings.

  31. Hettie says:

    Oh wow, those Otedama are so wonderful! I love the little blocks too… now I just have to think of a recipient for such a cool present.
    :-) Hettie

  32. Javede says:

    I love that Ruby doll, wish I was as patient with my sewing as I am when knitting lace ;-)

  33. Vickie says:

    How sweet! I love them all! I hope I can make a Ruby doll before Christmas just for me!! She is so cute!!!

  34. Natalie says:

    I can’t wait to play! Gee, you have shared so many great ideas and wonderful tutorials… I’m not sure there’s time to play… I gotta get sewing!

  35. Teddi says:

    The cute meter is off the chart today! I love them all and want to make them just for me! (Although I know my kids would never leave them alone!) The wee toy is absolutely precious and since I have lentils and plenty of scraps in the closet it’s just the after Thanksgiving project I needed. Thanks again for so much eye candy!

  36. these are awesome!

  37. alison says:

    That stripe-y cat would be a perfect project for my daughter who’s learning sew. Now to convince her that she should make it for a gift and not keep it for herself!

  38. Angie says:

    These are all too cute! I don’t know which one to make first!

  39. Kristine says:

    Oooh, I’ve made those baby cubes before…they’re fun! I even made one for my cat because she started attacking all the ones I made for my friend’s baby.

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