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Encouraging Imagination

As you may have read, I LOVE handmade clothing and, as you can imagine, handmade toys. When I began

Photography by MLoveLife.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

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 are always important to me in stewardship as well as supporting good

Photo by MLoveLife.com Monkey by OnlyOneKnitToys

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.

Photo by MLoveLife.com Ball by Oli&Carol

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

Photo by MLoveLife.com Felted Bunny by FoxyCompany

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.

Photo by MLoveLife.com Nesting Dolls by TreasureUA

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.

Photo by MLoveLife.com Bear by ValsArtStudio

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!)

Photo by MLoveLife.com Custom doll by FrecklesandFlipFlops ABC Book by LoveRoboughty

They not only skillfully create adorable toys but sew in love with every stitch!

Photo by MLoveLife.com Bunny by SugarCarousel

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. These super adorable toys will surely become our family heirlooms and a joy to see our little one play with.

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Hi, I'm Melissa I want you to gain back your confidence & energy in the way you think, speak and act through life-giving decisions. Health is an excellent way to exercise stewardship for the service of others.

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