This particular project has long been on my radar -- so long, in fact, that I purchased two maple rings when I made our set of wooden peg people. And now it's done!
The 3" wood ring is from Casey's Wood, and was only $2.75 for Maine maple (the regular imported wood rings are $1, but I was willing to pay a little extra for the maple).
The fabric is from JoAnn's; what is it with me and woodland creatures? I actually bought it for a quilt, as I'm planning to re-do my activity gym. I used a layer of cereal bag in the center to add a bit of crinkle -- I love using something that would otherwise be thrown away!
I looked at several tutorials and designs to come up with the shape -- actually, my first attempt was a bit of a failure, as it ended up being shorter than I wanted! The second time around, I lengthened the fabric strip to 15" and countoured the center to reduce bulk.
|Buntings on one side, and foresty greenery on the other!|
I like the idea of a removable strip (easy to wash!) and also real wood as a teether -- I'm just not a fan of plastic teethers, though that's all I've used in the past. Hopefully our little guy will agree, though at less than $3, I won't be devastated if this investment doesn't pan out!