my son is now 4 months old, and sort of teething. he can use his hands well enough to grab and hold onto things, and EVERYTHING goes straight into his mouth. i was at the fabric store with him this weekend, and he started getting a little fussy as i was checking out (too much time at bolt, one of the best places in the world?? blasphemy!). anyway, i gave him a freshly purchased fat quarter for him to shove in his face and buy me time to get back to the car, his ultimate relaxation machine. that gave me a better idea…to take a quilt break and sew him a quick little teether! so i whipped this up last night:
and the other side
i picked high-contrast fabrics because babies like that kind of thing, and added a few ribbon loops for extra textural fun. i stuffed it with an empty travel wipes wrapper for a nice crinkly sound, then quilted it to keep the plastic from bunching. i figure i can still wash it, but probably not dry it.
nom nom nom.