Friday, October 16, 2009

Handmade Fridays

With the holidays rapidly approaching, and with my pledge to buy as many handmade gifts as possible, I've decided to start Handmade Fridays, which will feature a handmade product or company that I support. If you'd like to join me, leave me a comment, and I'll put a link to your Handmade Friday post at the bottom of mine.

First up for Handmade Fridays, McCoy Toys. Although McCoy Toys is also located on etsy, we first discovered them last year at our local farmer's market's craft fair. They have quickly become a favorite. (Who doesn't love local and handmade?!) The photos below don't even include all the McCoy Toys we own, as they are so well-loved they have disappeared into the nooks and crannies of the kids' bedrooms. One in particular even lives in our car to dispel the boredom there.

Finn is particularly fond of their vehicles, of course, and he actually looks for them every time we're at the farmer's market now.

As you can see below, these cars can take a beating and still keep rolling! This one has travelled through the creeks and gravel and is still as loved as ever.

This climbing bear attracts kids like bears to honey. I haven't yet seen a kid walk into our living room and leave without making the bear climb over the stick.

A few of the Christmas gifts we've purchased from McCoy Toys include an anti-frustration pull toy for toddlers (because who likes a frustrated toddler?), some natural wood block lacing beads, and a sewing block/maze stocking stuffer.

Now, it's your turn to share some Handmade Fridays with me!


  1. These wooden toys are so beautiful Joy, I wish we had farmers markets here...

  2. What a great idea Joy!
    Such beautiful natural toys!

  3. Oooh...I was just thinking today that I need to get some vehicles for Kieran for Christmas. I'll have to stop by the FM soon.

  4. great weekly post topic! beautiful toys! i am thrilled to have links to favorite hand made artists, because we are doing a hand made holiday this year. we did last year, too, although this year i hope to do entirely home made. we shall see.

  5. Handmade Fridays. What a great idea. May I join you?

  6. I love handmade Fridays! I've been dying to start a knitting project, maybe this will motivate me. :)

  7. I've always admired those little cars I see Finn playing with so often in your pictures. Handmade toys are the best!

  8. i was going to get that adorable pull-toy for Leviah's 1st birthday. They are such a sweet couple...


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