Toys & Games

Toys & Games

Anytime can be playtime with handmade toys and games! Dolls, plushies, models, characters, building sets, for kids and kids-at-heart!

Pull out your stash of fabric and create some dolls or animals to love, or head to the garage and find some wood scraps to make into cars or houses. Making your own toys and games for creative fun!

Is Valentine’s Day just for humans? I think not! Some of my favorite “people” are dogs – good friends and members of the family. Can’t leave them out, so here...

What American Girl doesn’t like making new matching outfits? We all do! All you need is T-shirts, a stencil and ink pads, and some cardboard. After making the shirts we...

Babies love to touch, When my kids were little, each had a different “lovey” that traveled everywhere, brought smiles and soothed hurts (both real and imagined). With a handmade lovable...

There is something freeing about monster softies – the more imperfect the features are, the more charming the face is! Because there is no “Perfect 10” when it comes to...

Everybody knows the classic sock monkey, but why not make a whole menagerie? These easy-to-care-for critters don’t have to be walked every day, and they’re house-trained from the get-go! And...

C’mon, you know you have a few. Maybe a lot. :-) What to do with wine corks? It seems wrong to just throw them away when repurposing them reminds you...

Amazing long weekend in Paris with my friend Emily. On our list was the 300 years of fashion exhibit at Les Arts Decoratifs, and she recommended we buy the ticket to...

Well, the tradition of theatrically inspired nutcrackers continued for one more year. This year was My Fair Lady nutcrackers, to reflect Eliza Doolittle “before” and “after”! I started with angel nutcrackers and...

A few years ago, I used to volunteer in a children’s ceramic class. Occasionally I would partake in the lesson/project of the day.This is a little pinch pot turtle paperweight....

This little duck desk mate came about from three different inspirations and is now Ducky Desk Friend! In Grad School, we would get frustrated with faculty and B.S. that we saw around...