Sunday, February 14, 2010

Redesigned Teething Toys

If you had read my previous post you know that I and other sellers have had problems with a certain patent. Due to this, I have decided to redesign my teething toys to prevent etsy from pulling my toy sets yet again. I must admit, it does irritate me to no end that I have to do this because of this woman who seems to have the idea that no one other than herself may use ribbon loops on any baby items.

Be that as it may, I did sew on my ribbon loops in another fashion before I decided to just redesign them altogether. Since her patent reads that the ribbon has to be sewn INSIDE a seam, I decided to sew them to the OUTSIDE back of the toy. Now, this probably would've worked, but there was a bit more work involved and it was a bit more difficult to topstitch neatly around the toy while making sure the ribbon stayed in place.
So, because of this, I just decided that a redesign was in order. So, my NEWLY designed teething toys only have ONE ribbon loop that holds the teething ring. Because I can no longer put more loops around the toy, I decided I needed to add something to make up for the loss of the ribbons. So I put a squeaker inside! Maybe babies would actually prefer the squeaker to the ribbon loops anyway. After all, they do like making noise lol.
So, there you have it. And to be quite honest, I hope I sell more of these than "you-know-who" sells of her TAGGIE blankets and toys! So there!