Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Landry!

Landry's parents couldn't have been exactly shocked when she got a bag with her name on it- I've been planning on that gift for a while. I filled it with some fused plastic goodies and a Can You Spy? owl (ish) toy. I've seen I Spy pillows online at Etsy and other sites and loved the idea- it can keep kids (and adults) entertained for a long time, and it's incredibly easy to make.

I wanted to venture out beyond the basic pillow form and made mine a little owl. I took some vinyl and made a window in his tummy and filled him with a ton of little knick-knacks and plastic pellets. To play, you just shake, squeeze, turn, etc. until you find all the hidden toys inside. I made one for my house, too. Andrew played with it for a while before telling me, "Um, babe, you forgot to add the ceramic tile. It's not in here." Yes, it is. I promise.


emk said...

You should TOTALLY add those to your etsy store! Do it! Do it!

Mandy said...

I think I will! I got smarter when I made a smaller one for Rory. I took a picture of all the objects hidden inside and put it on the back with a t-shirt transfer. I'll let you know when I get some listed!

Jamie said...

OMG - Mandy - you are a genius!Ok, we're even now - I just caught up on your blog too! You've got to be the most creative person I know! Love LEGS' birthday gifts!

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