(Image curtsey of the purl bee)
Thank you so much for the suggestions on what to make the kids. I have decided to go with three items just so I don't kill myself from sewing monotony and so the kids can actually choose a toy. Thank you Suz for the ball link I think those will be perfect and use very little patterned fabric woo hoo! I also decided to make more of the birds that I used to make Evie's bird-mobile from the tutorial at Spool. Right after I started gathering items together to start making them I received an email from Nicola suggesting the same tutorial so I think we have a winner.
the last toy I think I will make is a stuffed crocodile. They are considered very sacred here (you should have seen the hundreds of people outside our house when one swam past a few weeks ago). If I end up making it at all resemble a crocodile I will make sure to post some steps :)
I just wanted to say thank you for the help and suggestions now let the sewing marathon begin!