I love making toys and clothes for Lucy, not only does it give me something to do during the day besides trying to figure out what she has just put in her mouth now, but I also love that feeling when I get to see her enjoy a toy that I made for her. One toy that she goes crazy for are her fabric blocks. They are one of the simplest things to make... well maybe not as simple as ordering from Pottery Barn, but you get the idea :).
All of you out there that are stillll thinking that you can't sew, then this project is for you... seriously. All you need to do it is cut out 6 squares of fabric, they can all be the same or all different. The best way to sew them together is to make a "T", having 4 squares in a row with one square on the left AND right of the second square in the row.... like a "t".
When the row is sewn together then sew one of the extended squares to the completed row , this will be when it starts to take it's 3D form... it should have all cubed sides except for the top one, which should still be flapped open. The cube should be inside out still. Sew the last square to the cube, sew all sides but one. When you only have that last sideleft, flip the cube correct side out, stuff the cube with stuffing and a bell if you want it to jiggle, then hand stitch the last edge and now you have a homemade fabric block for your baby :)
You can really spice these up with adding bells inside, putting numbers and letter on the outside, or adding little tags to the edges for baby to play with.... you could really let your imagination run wild.