Saturday, August 14, 2010

Custom order Dolls from Etsy!

I wanted to share these dolls that I just finished!  A very groovy lady ordered them from me via etsy.  I made the little glasses out of wire and paper clay and glued them on.  I left out the side arms after failing miserably to attach them.  I think she still looks great!  I have thought about making glasses for my dolls before but this was my first attempt. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Colorful Cups and Balls for Sorting -- Motor Development

My daughter is about to turn 3!!!  I am working on a few hand-made presents for her.  She loves color (what child doesn't!) and could use some more motor practice so I put together this little play set.  I ordered all the pieces separately and luckily, they fit together great!  All I did was paint them and I still need to put my wood rub on the cups. 

The little balls are 1/2" in diameter and the scoop is 3" long.  I got them all here but there are many different craft suppliers. 
Anyone have a favorite supplier?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Little Story-telling books!

I recently painted these little open books I had ordered a while back.  My idea was that these would be great for encouraging story-telling or to keep a story going.  I wrote things like, "Once there was a little boy who wanted nothing more than...," or, "And then, a very strange thing happened."   I wrote in them with a fine-tip calligrophay pen but I think a regular fine tip pen would work better.  I went to the craft store to get one but ther were really expensive!! 

Here is one of my clothespin dolls reading one of the books. 

I was inspired to make this blog post by Counting Coconuts blog post today about storytelling!