Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Vintage Style Toys!
I recently posted this rocking horse on Etsy, and it sold within the hour to a lovely lady in England. Yay, feel so loved when that happens! I got some great feedback on Facebook too on it, and it got me to thinking about vintage style toys. When I started wood crafting, I checked out all kinds of books on making toys (I just love the old style pull toys and jumping jacks). I make my paper dolls for adults, because I feel that adults should still get to conjure up their childhood memories and play! That's how I feel about old wooden toys, so my little wheels have been turning. I also have friends with kids, that have expressed an interest in "unique" toys for their kiddos. I'm not necessarily meaning that I would paint them all to be skeletal, DOTD style, but vibrant with roses and other embellishments. Do you guys remember the simple toys of your youth? Here are some fun examples:
This adorable squirrel is by Matsutake!
Halloween Jumping Jacks!