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It must be the Christmas music I hear everywhere I go, I am obsessed with toys lately. I've been checking out all the handmade goodness on Etsy and elsewhere on the web. I've been planning and scheming and even dreaming of toys.

I'm starting to put together a quiet book for Anna for church. One page down-
Quiet Book Flower Page
Quiet Book Page
It's a pretty standard quiet book page. Felt flower shapes that attach to buttons. I cut out tons of flowers so Anna can stack them together and make more interesting flowers. I am most proud of the leaf shapes sewn into the green felt. It probably took me two hours start to finish to make this on Sunday. I've got ideas for a few other pages already.

Rather than start on another page for the quiet book yesterday, I did something completely different.
Anna and Ellery Wooden Dolls

Recognize them?

Let me give you a hint-
Butterfly and Frog

It's little Halloween costumed Anna and Ellery dolls. They are tiny- about two inches high. Painted with acrylic paint on wooden pegs. Varnished with high gloss Modge Podge (because I have a lot in my crafty supplies).
Warts and All
My favorite part is the warts on the Ellery Frog.

These were kind of a first draft. Just to try out the materials and make sure they worked well. And test out my painting skills. I am planning on painting a set for Anna for Christmas. I've got more blank dolls ordered and am planning something like this. A daddy, mommy, Anna and Ellery dolls to go with the little dollhouse I made Anna for her birthday.

I'd love to hear what people think of them.


Gwendolyn said…
Cute little people! How much for a Sunday book? :D

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