I just love to twiddle and fiddle and so does my little one – and most every other little one I’ve come across…so I decided to make a new product – out of necessity and invention. Fiddle Fab – Learning Lovey : a sensory, tactile, hand held learning lovey designed with little ones in mind.
Because I all ready spent time creating the perfect words for the description I am going to copy and paste it from my item description on Etsy…I am not trying to get out blogging, I just don’t want to reinvent the blanket, again.
Out of adversity comes innovation – Design and Creation…
A few months ago I had the entire stock in my shop diminished – a large corporation that makes ribbon blankets claimed I was in violation of their patent, and my Loop N Loveys were removed. Viewing message boards and Internet searches I found that I was not the first, but one of many that have been affected by the broad claims made by this company. I made several attempts to communicate with them, wanting to come to a mutual resolution, but months of waiting resulted in cookie cutter replies that simply reaffirmed their position.
After much contemplation and countless e-mails from people asking me where my Loop N Lovey blankets had gone, I decided to go back to the drawing board – creating a new design that rings true to my belief that little ones learn through play, and true to what my customers want. Better still, it is a design all my own.
Thank you so much to everyone for your kinds words about the products I create in my little home studio. Knowing that you want something different than what is currently offered in stores, has pushed me to develop something new and improved- a Sensory, Textural, and Cognitive play toy. These little loveys are for you…and all other Mommies, Daddies, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Loved Ones who want to have a choice about the products they give the little ones in their lives. These are for all of you who want something handmade; something extra special; something Looped With Love.
And without further adieu, I’d like to debut….
Fiddle Fab – Learning Lovey
With so many colors and textures, this blanket is sure to catch your little one’s attention. The front side is designer, 100% cotton, fabric. The back is made of soft, squishy, luxurious, minky. Great for comforting and touching any baby will love snuggling with it.
Each corner has a different set of ribbons gathered together, producing yet another tactile experience for your little one.
-One corner has a ribbon firework to help your little explorer sense groupings, feel quantities in bulk, and feel the sensation of many ribbons gathered together.
-One corner has ribbons in varying widths and heights stacked as a beginning concept to size and shape relationships.
-One corner has 5 ribbons divided by knots – a subtle beginning to mathematics and numbers.
-One corner has a teething braid and knot – another way little ones make sense of their world – through taste.
Each side has a different gathering of ribbons as well. But each side offers an array of different materials and textures to fiddle with. All of the ribbons are cut straight and sealed (no chemicals were used).
-One side has angled ribbons grouped together
-One side has ribbons in different widths and materials in a progression from shortest to longest and back down again
-One side has ribbons in the same height but with different textures and shapes
-One side simply has a plastic teething hoop for little ones to chomp on. This circle also serves as a carrying O and hanging device – the perfect spot to connect to a diaper bag, stroller, or car seat with a link.
This fiddle toy has many different coordinating ribbons in varying lengths, widths, materials, and textures forming a great sensory experience for your little love. Each ribbon is straight cut and sealed (without chemicals) to avoid fraying and has been triple stitched for extra security. The ribbons are made of satin, grosgrain, rikrak, and other trims – creating a unique textural adventure. Your little explorer will love feeling the different surfaces.
Fiddle Fabs are the perfect cognitive play and comfort companion for your little one. They are portable – fit easily in a diaper bag and fasten quickly to a stroller with a link. This lovey measures approximately 12″ x 12″, not including ribbons, and is the perfect size for little hands to manipulate, cuddle, hug, and hold.
Because they are handmade, the ribbons may vary.
Machine washable – warm/cold cycle, tumble-dry low, or hang
check out spoolnloops.com to see this and many other patterns and designs.