Tuesday, October 25, 2011

her toy basket

I wanted to share with you a very special project I've been working on: a basket filled with (mostly) handmade things for my little babe. I feel strongly that the best toys are those that encourage engagement (and as little babies grow into little kids, imagination), and that "less is more." With that philosophy in mind, I put things in this basket that either myself or others have made by hand and that I feel are of good quality. There are also a few current favorite books and a lovely CD we listen to at bedtime.

I knitted the bunnies using a pattern in the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.
The knitted lamb pattern is here. Mine is not exactly like the one shown on the pattern, but I made do with what I had on hand, so I'm quite happy with it.

Here you can see the colorful wolf given to us by a friend. The wooden rattle is from here.

I hope to add a few more goodies (knitted carrot for teething, maybe?) after the farm is all tucked in for winter. More on that tucking in process later this week!

5 comments:

  1. I love your basket and bunnies! You're very clever and i marvel that you make the time to do such lovely projects!
    Jode x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Jode, how sweet of you! Thank you for your kind words.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bunnies and Lambies what a great start to raising a future farmgirl... Love the dedication you have for providing things that matter and that are handmade. Your little one is off to a wonderful start...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Our first baby is due in March. Your pictures inspire me to make more things by hand. :) The lamb is adorable! That just might be the project that pushes me over the edge to finally learn to knit...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations, Zev! Having a baby is what prompted me to learn too. I taught myself by watching YouTube videos ;) I have an old post with links to some videos to get you started if you're interested. Just search the knitting category on the sidebar.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...