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Creating for Imagination


I started to create for my daughter. She was 1½ year old, and I stumbled upon gorgeous felt fruits and gave it a try. It was addictive and soon I had made any fruits and veggy on my mind, pastries, cakes… you name it! I looked to Etsy listings of awesome mama-made items and replicate some for my little girl’s joy. Some items had “Waldorf inspired” in their listing title. “Waldorf, what is that?” I wondered. That’s how I learned about that awesome pedagogy, and that’s how I knew I wasn’t so insane for wanting my kids to play with natural, handmade, beautiful toys. I truly feel that without beepy, shaking, overwhelming plastic toys, my children are able to create their own worlds.


Needle felted Waldo…

$248.00

Wee Ladybug Bendy F…

$24.00

Natural waldorf toy…

$28.50

Fly Agaric toadstoo…

$16.90

Sale Today Only – W…

$14.40

Waldorf Wooden Rain…

$66.00

Woodland Toadstool …

$20.00

Lovely Lavender str…

$9.00

Needle Felted Waldo…

$45.00

Mushrooms on a log

$12.00

wool felt playmat -…

$60.00

poppy the wee felt …

$12.00

Three Cute Handmade…

$29.00

DELUXE COOKIES need…

$18.00

Waldorf Toy – Wool …

$70.00

Carved Wooden Anima…

$60.00

Creating for Imagination– Etsy treasury created by demilunes

Handmade playthings feel so much more personal and alive. The fact that they are most likely to be unique, and will wear the signs of good use adds to the special feeling of every pieces you make and acquire. When children see you make things, their brain turns into a real creative mode, where anything is possible. “Mommy, can you make my fairies some pillows?”, my daughter asked yesterday. We browsed through bit of scraps and I made her wee tiny little pillows filled with wool. She was ecstatic and played on her own for an half of hour more.  And what a reward, to see your little ones playing with objects you made from scratch!

 

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Andréann Larouche is a stay at home mommy of two little pixies, sharing her life with her my best friend by the St-Laurent River in the province of Québec.  In the middle of nursing and caring for a toddler’s need,  she sew, draw, paint, create toys and take pictures to tell on her blog Aux DemiLunes. She sells her creations at DemiLunes Dolls.

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