I've compiled a list of some of the brands our family enjoyed in 2016 from small businesses. Below are children's clothing, non-toxic toys and home decor we enjoyed!
Photography by MelissaLeslieQ.com Toys clockwise: Llama by Lovely's Llamas Bunny by WIllingBarkisBaby Bear by ValsArtStudio Lamb Puppet by WoodandCare Deer and Boat by Oli&Carol Felted Bunny by FoxyCompany Wooden Dolls by MyBigWorld2015 ABC Book by LoveRoboughty Monkey by OnlyOneKnitToys Mustard onesie and knee high socks by tlcrochetknitting Boots by GraciousMay.
When I began navigating what we would give our daughter to play with, handmade toys was top of our list accompanying organic and eco-friendly materials. Healthy choices
Rare always important to me in stewardship as well as supporting good
ethics, sustainability and supporting small business. I am super honored to have been able to collaborate with a few businesses that create pieces my daughter will be able to pass on to her children one day.
Unicorn Mount by Mainsail Studio
We knew we didn't want to give her screens for a multitude of reasons in which I will cover in another post. We wanted to give her toys that would help spark her imagination
and engage with others. When we have conversations with others, we always imagined her partaking in them and vocalizing her own thoughts and questions.
These are some of the values we hope to instill in our daughter and another reason we felt so strongly about world schooling her in which I will write about in another post if anyone is interested in our conclusions.
Floral robe by SilkandMore Iphone case by tmbrwood Knitted raccoon by LeeleeDooShop Pencil pouch, phone case and ear bud wrap by Westerman Bag Alpaca bear plushie by LANARTnet Linen blanket by EmoryJames Striped burlap pillow by Medreana Apple earphones: http://amzn.to/2AuTnzO Black Fedora: http://amzn.to/2iWsm1N Midori Bullet Pen: http://amzn.to/2AvlvTr
Supporting small business is such a great thing to pass on to our baby and hopefully she will see the value as we travel and help charities along the way.
Etsy has been a great place to meet and collaborate with artisans who share the love of art. (which is where I 'met' most of the crafters of the pieces on this post!)
Baby shoes by Monpetit Shoes
They not only skillfully create adorable toys but sew in love with every stitch!
Chunky Knitted Socks by OverdueMuse
If you are able to give a child a gift I whole heartedly encourage you to purchase one
from a family who could use the funds to support their family.
Oatmeal linen dress by CanvasHouseDesigns Raccoon by Pink Linen hanging blouse by Dabishoo Pink earred bonnet by RunaroundRetro Horse pillow by BeetrootPress Wall Art by WeavingMyStory Robot Bear by ValsArtStudio Llama plushie by LovelysLlamas
These super adorable toys will surely become our family heirlooms and a joy to see our little one play with