Our Halloween props from Woolcrazy on Etsy arrived! The kids were so thrilled to decorate their Halloween nature table.
Discovered these beautiful fabric dollhouses on Etsy a few weeks back and I ended up ordering one for myself and one each for the kids. They are such wonderful creative and open ended toys!
The seller Laurie (shop FrivolTees) was really lovely to work with. She responded to me quickly and was incredibly helpful with fabric samples and advice.
Shipping was super fast too, considering it was a custom order for 3 houses and dolls. I ordered on 14 July. Production took a few days and it arrived on the 1st of August. That’s about 14 days altogether!
They are sturdily made and well crafted. Packaging was beautiful and professional too with thoughtful notes and cards which the children treasure. My greatest and utmost respect for a talented artisan working from home and raising five children!
The children are so happy and love their own fairy dollhouses so much! They had a hand in selecting their fabrics of choice and were especially thrilled to see the end result.
And I get to play with them too, now that I have my own mini fairy avatar me and my own fairy dollhouse.
I recently got 2 Waldorf dolls for Kitten from the amazing dollmaker Mim of Chestnutdolls. Kitten loves playing with dolls and I had to get a baby doll with the mama doll. Wonderful, wonderful workmanship. We love them so much!
The very talented MamaMadeThem is a single mom who admirably left her job to spend more time with her son and makes these amazing toys for a living.
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to buy her beautiful safe open-ended toys for your child.
Everything except the Little Kitchen, Sun House, Oak Bus, Hammer and Nails, Tools and Toolbox is 20% off! The coupon code is JANUARY.
Go visit her store already: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaMadeThem
I finally found an ecofriendly safe paint for the kids! By chance I met the owner of Mulberry Paints at Isetan where she was selling her products and we had a good chat. Her paints are plant-based and tested extensively for safety.
We broke out the kits today. The kids loved it!
Kitten is now busy with cooking and marketing. She carries her basket and picks up items and pops them inside. She also loves to play with the pots and pans I bought Wolf before and I’ve seen her standing with a pan pretending to cook.
So what’s a Momma gonna do? Make her a playset of course.
I cut the pieces out but did not sew them together. Just put the pan on the black felt and cook!
Made an egg sunny side up for them to cook. More on the way!
Felt crafty yesterday and made my very first zippered pouch which turned out to be more of a pillow for the children’s favourite stuffed toy Tiny Kitty and a skirt for her.
Admittedly though, red is not quite her colour but she still wore it graciously.
Wolf had been rather enamoured by Tiny Kitty, the super cute tiny Tiddlywinks kitten who came into our lives just a week or two ago.
She is sweet and pink and just 6″ tall, with the sweetest face and a lovely smile. She is girliness epitomized in a cute stuffed kitty. (Wolf always chases the girl at the playground dressed in pink!)
Wolf speaks to her in the sweetest voice. He puts her pink blankie over her. He puts her pillow under her little head. His best friend Baby Liopleurodon is her best friend. Last night, I even overheard him tell Mama Kitty, “Your daughter is so pretty!”
Anyway, his best gift to Tiny Kitty was to reunite her with her Daddy, William, who had been with us for a while now.
As the story goes, William lost his baby mama Mama Kitty and Tiny as travelled together from the United States. Somehow the mother and daughter found their way home. Could there be a lost brother too? The plot thickens.
Here is a recent pic of the happy family:
These beautiful Tiddlywinks kitties arrived in the mail today.
My very first playset with a bag, blankie and pillow, 2 skirts and a pair of pants, and a beautiful kitty momma to keep her company on her journey from the US. What a lovely surprise! I love love love these two!