Minimalism and Toys: Yes, It’s Possible
I’ve been wanting to post for a while about some of the amazing Etsy shops I’ve discovered. The thousands of shops over there can be a bit overwhelming, so here are a few I’ve purchased from recently and been 100% satisfied with.
I bought this toddler-sized quilt for Apollo just a couple of weeks before his heart surgery. I was searching Etsy for something special, and a space themed quilt seemed just perfect for a boy named Apollo XIV. I purchased it from Suomi Lane Quilts. Let me tell you, I am so impressed with the quality of this item. It is well made with an obvious attention to detail. You can barely see it here, but the thread swirls around the fabric in cute little patterns.
Minimalism and Toys Means Maximum Creativity
The toys Apollo is playing with here are from Mama Made Them. This lady has a delightful variety of handmade items. She uses different colors of wood to create the different colors in her toys, instead of paint.
I bought Apollo a dinosaur, a llama family, a fire truck, a bus/van with people and little doll house. They have quickly become favorites of his.
And finally, this playsilk and clips I bought from Birch Leaf Designs. The clamps are smooth and well made and the playsilk is soft and beautiful.
And just for fun, here is what Apollo’s toy shelf looks like right now. The top basket contains his rubber ducks, the basket on the second shelf has his wooden animals and the basket on the third shelf contains the Duplo set we bought Apollo for his birthday.
I am a firm believer in a few quality toys over a mountain of cheap (or for that matter, expensive) toys.
Minimalism and Toys Means Fewer Messes!
The best part? Even if he’s gotten every single toy out to play with, it only takes about two minutes to clean it up!