Toys (Page 3)

So, here’s what happened… Michelle and I were talking about birthday gifts for Pixie… she’ll be three next week. We were at a couple of our favorite natural toys sites. Michelle’s children have many of the Ostheimer and Holztiger wooden figures but they need some accessory pieces… “We want aRead More →

A mom in your daughter’s dance class is pregnant. Although you really don’t know her very well, you’d like to give her something small. THIS is the perfect gift. An evening’s project can produce a token gift that could well become baby’s favorite! And, think how cute this would beRead More →

To create this 4" felt baby ball you will need: Materials: 2 colors wool felt Matching embroidery floss Multicolored embroidery floss Stuffing material Optional – Jingle bells Pattern 1] Make 2 copies of the pattern. 2] To make templates cover the ball side section pieces with wide tape or clearRead More →

Materials:      eggs           white felt           yellow felt           embroidery floss           stuffing      bacon           brown felt           beige felt           6 1/2″ pipe cleaner           embroidery floss      Pattern Directions: Eggs: 1] Copy pattern and cut out 2 whites and 1 yolk for each egg. (Two different eggsRead More →

It’s egg week. Next up… Fried Eggs and Bacon. What could be more fun than some yummy eggs and bacon in your child’s play kitchen? (Well, maybe toast and jam, but that will be featured in another blog.) These are easy to make and fast. I’m talking nap time fast!Read More →

  This week I have a few “eggstravagant” crafts to share that can be tucked in an Easter basket or added to the play kitchen. We’ll begin with a felted egg. Basically, wrap roving around a form, add warm water, soap and agitation and tah dah, you’ve got yourself aRead More →

Materials: Wool roving – I used Alpaca wool roving Form – real, plastic, styroform, or wooden eggs Dish soap Agitator – wash board, sushi mat, or griddle (optional)   1] Prepare a bowl of hot, soapy water. I use 1/4 cup of dish soap to 2 – 3 cups ofRead More →

The directions to make these wonderful "building blocks" are found in the following three blogs. Step 1 – Cutting the Wood Step 2 – Painting the Wood Step 3 – Finishing the Wood Despite the length of the blogs, they really are quite easy to make, and a relatively fastRead More →

  THE DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THESE BOOKS INCLUDING CUTTING, PAINTING AND FINISHING CAN BE FOUND  HERE.   After several weeks of felt work, I’m getting a bit antsy and I need to change medium. I’ve been craving a little wood in my life…am I alone or are there other folksRead More →

I finally finished the hobby horses. Boy, these sure have been a long undertaking. It’s not that making the individual horses took that long, but when you design something instead of following a pattern, you wind up with a couple beta runs and there’s usually at least some “tweakage”! The last pieceRead More →

Be careful using our Basic Waldorf Peg Gnome Pattern. Once you let a gnome in your life, you’ll never be without one again! Our house is crawling with gnomes. We have unassuming gnomes and rather ostentatious gnomes. We have gnomes that love to tell stories and shy ones that preferRead More →

Bean bags or coasters, this is a fun, quick and lovely project for gift giving or family use. It uses crocheting and felting. Once you get the hang of it, you can turn out several in an evening. Have fun and remember to save all your yarn scraps to makeRead More →

Making these beanbags is a snap! As a novice crocheter I can attest to their ease of construction. This is not a “how to” crochet site so if this is your first attempt at crocheting, check out any of the wonderful books and websites that can talk you through gettingRead More →

I found a little time this weekend to finish up the bean bag project I’ve been working on. (Also got in some time to muck with the gnome house and came up with totally cute gnome trick or treaters but I’ll get to them later in the week!) Anyway, as I mentionedRead More →

I just finished one of Pixie’s Birthday gifts last night, a sack full of froggies! I fell in love with some of the cute free Amigurumi toy patterns on the Lion Brand site, namely the frog. Of course they were all crocheted so I decided it was time to embraceRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →