Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Made with love...

i really love simple toys. Handmade, knitted, crocheted and wooden. i love them more than my kids, as they, like most kids...are far more drawn to bright colored plastic, anything with batteries..that lights up and makes annoying noises. However, that never stopped me from making them toys. So in our home, we have a happy mix of both.

Every great once in a while, they surprise me and put down the Legos and the Little people and pull out the toys that i made for them.

Sage preparing her tea party.

The tea pot and cakes were Yule gifts i made her last year.

The dolls were made for her, before she was even born.

Sage spent over an hour sharing tea and cakes with her friends the mermaid, faerie and gnome. It's moments like these, i can't help but smile.


Angela said...

that's so sweet to see her playing with such lovingly made toys. I know what you mean - those times my play with the toys i've made them just melts my heart. :)

I love that tea-pot especially. :)

Lisa said...

It really is lovely when the girls play with the toys I've made them too. I still have dolls that my mom made for me when I was a little girl, I just can't part with them.

The tea set is fabulous and the gnome. I love the ragdoll too, I want to make my girls ragdolls for winter solstice. I must get started.

Lisa :P

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

That teapot is really great!

sarah in the woods said...

This is precious! So much more darling since it's homemade!

*erin* said...

I LOVE that tea pot!!! You don't happen to know where you got the pattern for it, do you?? Thanks-