The first I'd heard of a Taggie
A taggie is a fairly new creation, I had never heard of it before Amanda Maxwell mentioned she had turned one of her stitch along projects into one. They are usually simple shapes, most often square and they have ribbon loops around the edges which provide tactile and visual stimulus for babies and small children. The backing (and on very simple ones, the front) are made of soft cuddly fabric so they serve a dual purpose as comforter and toy. For mums and grandparents they are quick and easy to make, they can be as simple or complicated as you like.
Amanda's grandson had a fairly plain one that he'd had since about 6 months old which she knew he slept with and loved, so she thought he would like a big boy taggie with a dinosaur. He now carries it around saying "taggie, dinosaur, rawrrr".
Thanks for sharing Amanda, this is awesome.
My stitch along challenges are easy and fun and a great way to learn some new techniques and ideas. They are small and designed to get you thinking outside the box. For me, because I do not get a lot of time to work on art quilts, I get to play for a short time each week. Why don't you join our next stitch along? Rules (which can easily be broken) are posted each Thursday (PST) so you can work on them over the weekend and I update the gallery after collecting the photos. Come join the fun!