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Topic: Chomp Chomp... Two hungry alligators and a horse.  (Read 1016 times)
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« 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! 
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 12:00:17 PM »

These are adorable!  I have a plan in mind for making some wooden whales, seeing these and that someone else could do it too is so inspiring, thank you for posting!

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008 10:48:12 AM »

I wish I had a scroll saw too. They're great!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008 09:21:41 PM »

Thanks BethieB and Yoopidu!

They are totally addictive...  I've been making toys non-stop since these, enough that I think I've made the money I would have spent on the toys I've made so far cancel out the cost of the scroll saw.  I mean, the bus and car would have been 8-15$ depending on where I bought them and the animals about the same...  I still have to make some milk paint and finish them all but that is planned for this weekend. http://callmekelly.blogspot.com/ See, tons of stuff really fast, there is no real learning curve if you can sew, you can scroll- at least simple shapes are easy!
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