I got Tagged!

If you had asked me just 3 days ago what Taggies are, I would have absolutely no idea.

A dear friend sent me a picture of a Taggies baby blanket, and asked if I would be able to make one for her six-month-old.

Taggies is an interesting concept borne out of the observation that babies love to fiddle with tags on anything - their clothes, toys etc. So such a blanket is simply one that has many different tags sewed around it for babies to play with.

It looked like a fun project so I immediately started work when Saturday kicked in.

And I made it! Woo hoo! I secured the ribbons down with 2 tight zigzag stitches to ensure that they are pull-proof.

Am rather pleased except that when I rinsed the blankie, the colour of one of the lace ribbons ran onto the cloth :( I was moping about it for quite a while.

Anyway it was interesting to see how my friend's baby immediately grabbed the tags when presented with the blankie. Looks like the folks who thought up this idea got it right!

13 comments:

nuttyjas said...

interesting...prop by niece will like one!

Little Miss Snooze said...

you are right! Nat will usually go for the tags of everything!

Tehpeng and I used to joke - we should just make something that has tags all around.
Didnt know they actually exist! ;)

~tif;fany* said...

this is SO cute!!

corsage said...

nuttyjas & lms: It is interesting isn't it? I was very amused with the idea. It is not difficult to make if you have a sewing machine. Or, if you like, drop me an email; I don't mine making one for each of you! Small ones - perhaps hanky size for the bubs to play with?

tiff: Indeed :)

cote-p said...

yupyup!! kai loves them! thanks babe!

imp said...

this is really creative!!! you've made it look really good! perfect as xmas gifts!

corsage said...

cote-p: Wheee! Am really glad he does :) Although a part of me feels perhaps mummy likes it better. heee ;)

imp: For sure! Now I'm thinking which babies around me deserve them. Muahahahaha! I might make a few for Christmas. They're fun to make!

Anonymous said...

oooh do you sell them?
this is such a brilliant idea! and YES! babies loves it!

xrhapsodingx

corsage said...

xrhapsodingx: haha, no I don't sell them! This is the first and only one I've made so far, although I can see myself making more :) I enjoy seeing the end results of my labour!

Daddy and Mummy said...

That is such a good idea!! If this has been posted earlier, I will definitely try to make one for my boy.

Candice said...

babies seem to have a keen eye for tags! my nephew is very quick to attack all the tags i have on my bed - bolster, pillow, blanket.

this is a good idea!

corsage said...

daddy and mummy: It is not too late! Maybe for baby No. 2? =)

candice: Amazing, isn't it? It is one of those things that we all subconsciously notice, and it took one entrepreneurial person to make it into a product to sell!

BeanBean said...

very cute babe! i didn't know there were such things!