The neighborhood toy store makes me sad. It’s a delapidated warehouse filled with cheap Chinese junk.


Necessity is the mother of invention. I have begun to sew toys at home. This one uses colorful scraps to great effect in a daisy chain that reminds me of a Christmas tree garland. Strips are cut, sewn into tubes and then linked up together. The toy is a hit with my 6 month old.


For an extra fun factor, add pieces of crinkly plastic into the links.