Announcement I create and make waldorf style toys from repurposed sweaters. These toys are gender neutral, eco friendly and designed for imaginative play. Don't see a particular animal? Please ask and I might be able to make one for you!
I create and make waldorf style toys from repurposed sweaters. These toys are gender neutral, eco friendly and designed for imaginative play. Don't see a particular animal? Please ask and I might be able to make one for you!
- All 103
- woodland waldorf animals 15
- playmats, loghomes, bags 12
- loving mice and toys 11
- Christmas and seasonal 11
- butterfly and snail toys 7
- barnyard waldorf animals 5
- fish and sea animal toys 23
- bird, nursery mobiles 12
- jewelry 3
- Super Sale 1
Julie Hughes on Mar 28, 2017
Love this sweet little sea otter!
I channel my inner child daily.
I get inspiration from the natural world. I am fascinated by the many shapes and sizes of our fellow creatures, their unique habits and special roles in our complex world.
My goal is to incorporate those special features into my toys without turning the creatures into cartoon renditions of the originals, while creating playthings that will delight the giver and the recipient.
Before I was a toymaker, I was a day care provider for 10 years. I invited many children into my home over those years, creating an environment that stimulated imaginative play and encouraged the use of fine and gross motor skills. That means I let them play without a television or radio in the background, had a nice backyard for them to explore, and provided natural, gender neutral toys that inspired imaginative play.
Here is my youtube version of a classic story for young children:
I am proud to be a part of the handmade community and I value the personal interactions I have here on etsy.
Everything in my shop is designed, made, packaged and shipped by me.
I learned a lot of my sewing skills from my mom, who sewed a lot of our clothes.
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I make everything. I take all the photos and do all the designing, shipping, bookkeeping, procrastinating and dreaming.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)