Last week was my nephew’s first birthday. This is him stuffing his face with snacks at his party. I love that expression. I think it says “What do you want Auntie Am? I’m eating here.” Like any good aunt, I had to get him something cool for his birthday. But what does a one-year-old think is cool? Something to climb on of course. So I settled on a floor pouf. I decided to make one, because if you have ever priced them, they are a bit ridiculous when it comes to the cost. I decided to use the Chartreuse chevron that I purchased a while back. I actually bought it intending to make him a blanket, but I never got around to it. A lot of this toys and clothes are the same lime green, so when I saw it I knew it would be perfect to make him something with.
He seemed kind of indifferent to it, but I am sure that he will enjoy it. It’s hard for a pillow to compete with toys. It’s a fairly large floor pillow. Especially for a one-year-old. It’s made from medium weight fabric so this cushion should hold up to years of wear and tear. It was simple to make too. I got it mostly done during Thor’s nap time one more. But I have to say, lining up the chevron was a PAIN. I think I spent about half an hour just on that. I opted to put a handle on it so that he can easily drag it around. It was pretty inexpensive to make too.
$11.22 – Chevron (1.5 yds) from fabric.com
$1.5 – Turquoise material (0.25 yds) from fabric.com (no longer available)
$2 – 5/8″ Piping chord (4 yds) from Joann’s $7.20 – Stuffing from Joann’s
Not too bad. And considering its size I think it’s a great deal. The circles are 20 inches in diameter and it’s a foot high. So fairly large. Floor poufs around this size go for about $50 at Target. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out. I think Vlad will be pleased with it too.
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