As you may already know, my little nephew is already a HUGE FISHERMAN fan. It’s his daddy’s favourite hobby and the fish theme just doesn’t seem to stop. Me and Gabi recently made a little fishy squishy for him to cuddle, nibble and love.
The steps were pretty simple. I first drew an outline of the fish on a scrap piece of paper, then cut the design out. This was now my template for the toy.
I cut two fish shapes of a blue cotton scrap fabric I had laying around.
Can you guess where my scrap ribbon is from? I measured them all equal lengths, 2″, and pinned them to the inside of the two layers.
Yes. The scrap ribbon is from the Baby Gap shopping bags ;) I though it was perfect for the project and it was a great way to recycle some pretty ribbon from an item that normally gets thrown out.
Once the fish was sewn on all sides, except for the tail, we were ready to make it squishy. Gabi excitedly stuffed the toy’s shell – she was so eager to help throughout the project. She was watching and assisting from the beginning. Passing me the ribbons, stuffing it with filler, and the whole time cheering me on that it looks great ;) It was great TEAMWORK!
It was a success! Daniel loves his sqishy fishy! He’s 6 months old now and at a full teething zone – so this is perfect for scratching him gums and soothing.
This idea for a squishy toy with tags isn’t original, although I totally thought of it first, damn should have patented it. Taggies is a fantastic line of baby toys with tags sown into them. Brilliant!
For us, it was a fun project to make and this could easily be done for all kinds of shapes, animals etc. It was actually inspired by Gabi’s little squishy made in a heart shape – that my sister made for her a couple of years ago. To this day she loves it dearly and doesn’t go to bed without it, so I know that little Daniel will not part with his fishy for a long time ;)
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