I actually made something!
It’s been awhile since I’ve crafted due to illness (more on that another time). This week a got a new nephew! It’s an extra big deal because my brother (as one of my friends put it) “finally shot a Y.” He and his wife have 3 girls and now they have a little boy! He was born August 1st and his name is Henry Fox Evans.
What an amazing name, no? I adore it. So much so, I was inspired to make him something “foxy.” Surfing Pinterest I found this awesome tutorial for a little fox rattle. It took me less than an hour to make. I did take a few liberties with the pattern, mainly with the rattle. I’ve never heard of a rattle insert before and didn’t have time (well, I was impatient) to order one online. So I made a ghetto rattle. Here’s how:
I used an old contact case. Both my husband and I wear contacts so we have tons of flimsy contact cases from the doctor’s office, etc. You can buy a case at CVS or Walmart. I cut it in half and cut around the circle. I filled it with a few grains of rice and sealed the rim with E-6000. Ta-dah! Rattle insert.