Restoration Hardware has the cutest cuddle plush rockers and given Stella’s affinity with stuffed animals (every time she sees one its “oh! oh! oh!” while she reaches for it then the biggest hugs, accompanied by “awwwwws” and tons of kisses right on their nozzles) I knew she would be so thrilled to have one the the dog ones. But. They’re $150 and I don’t spend that kind of money on toys. In fact, I’ve barely ever spent any money on toys, they’ve almost all been gifts!
So, knowing it would be beloved and the simplicity of them would match our house much better than the plush rocking horses I’ve seen elsewhere (usually with plenty cowboy flair) I decided that making our own was the way to go!
She’s still pretty small on it but I’m actually planning on saving it for Christmas and hopefully she can use it for several years so she’ll grow into it. She absolutely loves the dog and I love that he’s a plain black lab because black really does match our house! I’m all about toys looking good in the home :)
click through to learn how to make your own for only 1/3 the RH price!