Frilling Inspiration: Knitted Toys


We try to keep toys to a quality, happy minimum at our house, and we try to opt for well-made, long-lasting, imagination-inspiring toys; as opposed to cheap, plastic toys that are more for entertainment than for actual play. (I could go on and on about my toy philosophy, but suffice it to say:) Huzz and I agree that, for the most part, we want B to have toys that are beautiful to see and touch. Plus we’d both go nuts if our home were overrun with garish plastic.

I love that Baby B has (a few, so far) toys that are lovingly hand-made of natural materials. Which is part of the reason why I’m currently hooked on toy-making, ever since my first little crochet birdie (which I keep forgetting to post a photo of). Now, I’m inspired to try my hand at knitting a toy or two, so I picked up this book, Knitted Toys: 25 fresh and fabulous designs_, by Zoe Mellor, at my local yarn shop:

Her designs are adorable, and I can’t wait to knit up a few of them.

Huzz really wants me to make the robot next…

But for now I’m busy working on…

July 25, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.