We're on to Leap Frog Wednesdays now. We're a little slower going with these. You have to use really little pieces of stuffing to get into those legs at first. The free pattern is from the great Purl Bee. I made up the little felt rounded eyes and sewed them into the seam. Our toys for children cannot have any buttons or anything that might be pulled off for a small child. I think these turned out quite darling if I do say so myself. The pattern calls for filling them with beans which gives them an AWESOME weight and they are floppier. But where we send them, they need to be very durable and if they were to get wet, it would be a mess. Can you imagine
the beans expanding and what you might wake to in the night?? Almost as bad and these eyes!
When I checked last at our Humanitarian Center shipments of all kinds (toys, hygiene kits, school kits, quilts, newborn kits etc.) went out to the following states and countries: Jamaica, Arkansas, Utah, Tennessee, Haiti, North Carolina, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Palestine, Belarus, Armenia, Jordan, Kentucky and Colorado. Maybe one of our frogs will make it to Cambodia!
Be A Good Human today and make something for someone and/or check your local community and churches for resources on ways you can serve mankind or animalkind. :) And if it can involve fabric, that's just frosting on the cupcake, right?? ~Des p.s. Don't forget to comment about Portland in the Tuesday Post.
Frog Legs, anyone??