Friday, December 11, 2009

Feature Friday: Child's Play

Think it is tough to find handmade gifts for kids?  Think again!  There is a wide variety of child-friendly handmade vendors with more creative products than I could ever dream up.  Here is a smattering of a few I have discovered...

Hello Buffalo

This shop is full of the cutest little mini needlefelted and polymer clay animals, like Buffalette, the Baby Owl.  Though Hello Buffalo has only been open on Etsy for a couple weeks the store has started out with some early success and great feedback already.   

This talented Dad is also a poet (see his shop announcements).  I love his focus on toys that encourage imagination and discourage total reliance on modern technology.  I know my son would have all sorts of adventures with the African Animals Set and I would love the simple Nativity set.  My daughters would be fans of the Magic Kingdom Set.  But my faves by far are the wooden iPhone, Cell Phone and Laptop!

Miss Pretty Pretty: Imaginative Play Toys

This vendor creates some awesome heirloom quality table play tents for kids!  All are custom made.  And made with entirely child friendly materials - eco-friendly too!  There are many styles to choose from - Bluebird Cottage, Local Library, Fairy's Tea Party, Animal Sanctuary, Little Mechanic and so many more!  She also does custom creations and has a number of other imaginative play toy items.  Though the deadline for holiday gifts have passed, there is a great post-holiday sale going on at this shop, so check it out!  (PS - This is my favorite tent design...


Sue Dolls

If you have or know of a little princess that loves her Barbies, you'll be able to find something for her at Sue Dolls shop.  Chock full of handmade Barbie clothing, Sue Dolls prices are extremely reasonable too!  I know that this red & feather boa ball dress would be a MAJOR hit at our house!

(No product or monetary compensation was provided to Gonna Want This-Handmade for the completion of this Feature, 
nor were any of the vendor’s products reviewed.  This is an artist feature post only.)

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