Tuesday with Tasha Tudor ~ Toys

TUESDAY WITH TASHA TUDOR and our TOYS

Tasha's antique pull toy

Old fashion pull toy. “When I was a child we cherished our toys, because we couldn’t get another one if one of them broke”.  – Tasha Tudor ‘ From Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts’ by Tovah Martin and Richard Brown

Etsy Fall autumn sale elegantlyhandmade etsy worldpress.com Fall Decor Handmade toys Candy Corn Man Autumn of my soul

The Candy Corn Man……

The candy corn man is available here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/148163/candy-corn-man-organic-stuffed-felt-toy-fall-decoration-halloween

Mariah Quack Quack - A lot of my toys are inspired by my grandchildren.

Meet “Mariah Quack – Quack”.  I find inspiration for a lot of my toys from my collection of vintage patterns and also from my grandchildren. I prefer to use quality materials so that my toys will become heirloom, for both my grandchildren and yours.

YOU CAN FIND A FEW OF MY WHIMSICAL LITTLE HANDMADE TOYS IN MY AFTCRA SHOP:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade

Felt Easter Bunny toy

Felt Chocolate Organic Easter Bunny Toy / Decor

My daughters and I also enjoy arranging these bunnies around our homes for spring/ Easter decor. I make them with varying embroidery designs on the body.

 

Tasha's Handmade goat

      “You should see my goat,” Tasha says with undisguised pride “She’s got a fine form, a nice straight back , and a very pliable udder. Furthermore, she gets into no mischief.”  From the book ‘Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts’.

Handmade toys

 A few of my handmade toys are available in my shop:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade

~ My hand crafted  BABUSHKA FELT DOLL:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/150876/babushka-russian-felt-doll-natural-play-toys-decor

~ My hand crafted PUMPKIN FOREST PIXIE FELT DOLL / BUDDY :

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/146197/pumpkin-forest-pixie-felt-natural-stuffed-doll-toy

Tasha never truly left childhood and its winged dreams behind. If you try to discover her fountain of youth, she calmly explains that her imagination never faded. Her favorite injunction …..  “Use your imagination”.

As I create toys I feel Tasha’s inspiration.

Tasha Tudor's Handmade toys

Tasha’s Hand made wool yarn pom-pom Rabbits. I would love to try my hand at making some wool yarn pom-pom toys……. someday!! “I just sculpt the yarn….., there’s nothing to it really” Tasha insist.     Hmmm, I hope it’s that easy.

Hmmm, I wonder if it would really be that easy for the rest of us!

Tasha Tudor's Hand made toys

Tasha with her hand crafted owls – From the book “Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts”. Tasha looks so content with her toys. 🙂

May handmade Organic Star baby.

My handmade Organic Star baby is  inspired from a vintage pattern. I first made star baby for my granddaughter, Annaliese for her first birthday.

 

Tasha's Marionettes

Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring. ” We made over forty Marionettes for that one play”. T.T – Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts – by Tovah Martin and Richard Brown

I do get a lot of inspiration from Tasha’s life style and from the books I have about her – such as “Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom crafts” and  “The private world of Tasha Tudor” .

Many of my toys that I shared with you today are available in my AFTCRA shop.

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade

I hope you have a fun day!!

~ Take Joy, Melissa

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