Cupid came early and brought my Squishy-Squish-Squish this fun photo cube for Valentine's Day.
I used photos of our immediate family-- Baby, Brother, Mommy and Daddy.
6 squares of fabric (6" x 6" each)
4 printed photos (4" x 4" each)
4 pieces of clear vinyl (4-1/4" x 4-1/4" each)*
ribbon for outlining the pictures
thread for sewing machine
needle and thread for hand stitching
*TIP: I recycled the clear vinyl packaging from a set of baby sheets and it worked great!
Center the photos on four of the pieces of fabric that you want to use for the sides. Place the clear squares on top of the photos and pin in place.
Stitch in place, closely to the edges. You may want to use a heavy-duty machine needle.
Stitch ribbon on the edges, outlining each picture. This looks cute, but it also keeps those sharp edges on the vinyl from poking baby.
Lay your squares out in a T-shape with your photos side by side and the top and bottom pieces above and below the left picture.
Stitch everything in place, right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press the seams open, being very careful not to melt the vinyl.
Bring the to and bottom pieces (the sock monkey fabric in my photos) to the next photo square and stitch, right sides together. The photo cube will be inside out at first.
Repeat until all sides--except one--are stitched together in a cube shape.
Turn right-side out and stuff with the poly-fill. Hand-stitch shut.
I think I'll make a few more for learning names of cousins, aunts and uncles who live out of town.
For now, my little guy thinks it tastes pretty good.