I was re-united with my
really old sewing machine while home. Seriously. 1952 model. I don't think I'd even begin to know how to use a newer one. My paternal grandmother gave me the machine and I've used it tons.
So, my goddaughter doesn't use a dummy/pacifier. She has a thing for the corner of her polarfleece blanket. Unfortunately, hauling a 3' x 4' blanket around is either too big or too hot to be useful.
I bought a yard of polarfleece while home and made up mini-blankets for her to use as comforters. In the inimitable way of babies, she'll probably have nothing to do with them, but at least they were fun to make. :)