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!


  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

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

  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...

  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...

  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.


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