I’m already thinking about things to make for the holidays, so I thought I’d feature a handmade toy under $50 each week. By buying a handmade toy you are supporting an independent crafter, likely getting a safer product than what’s on the shelf at big stores, and giving your child a one-of-a-kind gift. And you can pretty much avoid batteries and television characters. So I’ve created a page here with some resources for handmade toys and tutorial links for making your own. I’ll be adding to this list regularly, so check back.
This week’s featured toy is the Baby Gnome Doll, made of recycled materials by Shannon Jefferson of projectgrabbag and available at Craftsbury Kids for $22. She also has some other great plush toys at Craftsbury Kids and a lovely shop over at Etsy.