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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Chomp Chomp... Two hungry alligators and a horse. on: September 12, 2008 09:16:02 PM






I was inspired by http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/index.html, some posters on http://www.mothering.com/discussions/ and the fabulously talented wood toy makers on etsy, namely woodmouse and woodchesters (not sure legality of including their names so I didn't link, I'll be back to edit later after checking the rules as I remember reading something about not mentioning etsy here) to get off my duff and make my two boys some toys. 

The alligators were made with a scroll saw using a pattern found here: http://www.freewoodpuzzles.com/freepuzzles.html I just didn't cut them into puzzles as my boys wanted some animals to play with.   The one with the wonky leg was made in a hurry, got a bit ahead of myself.  They are painted with a light wash of watercoloring until I can get some milk paint.

The horse was free handed.   

I am so glad we bought a scroll saw...  it is easier than sewing and I'll never buy a wood toy again.    OOoohhh... and they smell so good! 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bee, bags and hats... FO's on: December 30, 2007 08:13:19 PM
Thought I'd post em all at once!


100_5508 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5510 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5509 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5505 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5511 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5456 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5271 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

100_5270 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

DSC00848 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

DSC00855 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr
DSC00865 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

DSC00866 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

bus and bag 004 by Call_Me_Kelly, on Flickr

These are all improvised, no patterns... knit on a loom, if I could follow a pattern I'd probably be able to knit with needles...  Grin I saw a knit caterpillar somewhere and that made me think I could make a bee the same way, just knit a tube and tie off the head... worked great!  (WIngs were crocheted)
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