Since the birth of my son, I’ve been greatly inspired by many crafty Mamas who have taken the time to share the things they’ve created for their little ones. 

Homemade by Jill and

Ikat Bag are two standouts in the amazing homemade toys department (among other things).

Above is an Amish puzzle Ball made using this pattern and a color themed softie book.  The softie book was inspired by this crazy quilt version,  but I  found that my scrap pile wasn’t really conducive to this approach.  The  squares I bought at the Houston quilt fair a couple of years ago  were perfect though!