Here they are. Meet our little pocket sized family.
Looking at them now, I feel like I should have added more detail and sealed them to save them from the inevitable abuse they will suffer in our house of boys and pets. But they are a whole lot like our real family...not too fancy, not perfect, a little banged up from playing...but still lovable.
I intentionally chose not to paint their faces and let my boy use his imagination. I'm also going to be on the lookout for a little wooden house for our family to live in. I may even let him paint it. He's been very interested in "make things Mommy" lately. (Where on earth could he have learned that behavior? Certainly not from me!)
I know it's impossible to completely avoid all the plastic toys like Buzz and Woody and their little Disney counterparts, but I have always thought that every child's toy collection should include items that require imagination (building blocks or dishes and tea sets for instance) and things made of natural materials. I already hate myself enough every time I walk into our playroom. Or family room. Or kitchen. Or the boys' room. There is far too much plastic and far too many things that light up and require batteries.
I'll just hope that someday my boys will appreciate the effort and creativity I put into all the little things I make for our family and that they both will have memories of their mom making things.
Okay, seriously, enough sappiness! Is anyone even still reading this??
To see some completely adorable, already beautifully painted little people, check out this etsy shop.