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This is awesome! I can't wait to start making some of these biggrinbounce.gif

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OMG.... its JULY .... Its 110 degrees today  Down from 120 yesterday.  Anyone want to help me sort my yarn stash?

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I've come to this thread so many times over the last years.

 

It's inspired us to go totally handmade for our holidays for two years now.

 

I'm really pleased with how my efforts turned out this year. I took ideas from here but made them my own. I'd love to hear what you think of what I made this year.

 

Click here for our homemade Waldorf tree house.

 

Click here and here and here and here for some other holiday homemades.

 

Isn't making toys soooo much for fulfilling than buying them? I just love this thread.


Holy crap, that tree house is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!!!! How on earth did you make that? Any chance of you posting a tutorial??
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I'm so happy to have found this thread! Now I've got DH on board and almost a full year to make gifts for Christmas. Birthdays are in spring so I've still got a few months for those too. :)

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all of this is so amazing!!! I love to make Flor's tree with animals.ROTFLMAO.gif

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This is a play mat I just finished.  You can see more pics of it, and I describe how I made it, on my blog at www.s-thefiveofus.blogspot.com  It will be for my kids, for this Christmas.  I'm glad I have it finished now, and am not working on it in Dec.

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This is a play mat I just finished.  You can see more pics of it, and I describe how I made it, on my blog at www.s-thefiveofus.blogspot.com  It will be for my kids, for this Christmas.  I'm glad I have it finished now, and am not working on it in Dec.

 

 

Really cute play mat! I may have to copy that for DS.

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You should!  It was fun to make, and it's a great way to use up leftover bits and pieces of yarn. 

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Have you all seen the blog Our Little Nature Nest? I just found it yesterday and I find it nearly impossible to tear my eyes away. It has the most AMAZING handmade toys with instructions. There are so many activities on there that I never would have even thought of. I am going to be following this blog for years to come. It's got so many different toys I want to make for my daughter.


 

I checked the link, and it says it's private.  greensad.gif  Does anyone know the owner so I might be able to be granted access?

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Originally Posted by mehndi mama View Post

wool balls
photo album (my youngest stole his grandma's because he loved looking at the pictures so much!)
blocks
wooden animals
lacing cards
patchwork ball

For older kids:
bendie dolls
handmade clothing
dollhouse furniture
personalized stationery
craft kits (put them together yourself)

For grandparents/greats/aunts/uncles:
photo refrigerator magnets


Bendie dolls??   Do share, please!

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Bendie dolls??   Do share, please!


Googled  abit & foudn some tutorials. :-)

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SusannahR your playmat is gorgeous! :)
 


Edited by LittleSoulMama - 9/24/12 at 3:52pm
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Recently we've made a pirate boat and a homemade wooden Angry Birds game :)
 

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Great pirate boat!  My kids would have a blast with something like that.  Did you buy the sail?

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Great pirate boat!  My kids would have a blast with something like that.  Did you buy the sail?


Thanks! We used an old bag to make a temporary flag at first and then a neighbour saw it and gave us the sail. :)

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I love the new toy posts! Beautiful!

For the holidays, but could be varied in style..

Here's a tutorial or elf skittles set; http://thelongthread.com/?p=1604

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

 

I was literally in tears, crying because my Gram is gone and I am facing my little girl's first Christmas with no family support or involvement on my side and in-laws who are sweet but not like-minded.  I want my baby to have the same sort of holidays and birthdays that I did: connected, heartfelt, and mostly handmade.  I am hoping to sway the in-laws with these ideas.  If not, my husband and I can still make a commitment to keeping it in like spirit using them. blowkiss.gif

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