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New Toys

In an effort to make my life more complicated, I've decided that in addition to making 14th centuryish baby clothes for Charlotte for SCA events, that I want her to have reasonably period toys while we're there.  Now, I know nothing about toys in period.  Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.

But.

How hard is it, really?  Start with nothing that requires a battery (people will thank you for it.)  Next, eliminate plastic.  Next, eliminate "modern" things - e.g. leave the wooden car at home, bring the wooden duck that Evil Auntie Sue gave her for Christmas.

So I rummaged around etsy, and found a couple of neat toys from Little Sapling Toys on Etsy. 









I think she likes them.

Damn it hawkyns , this is entirely your fault.

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kebbykate
Jan. 28th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
"Poppets" and swords are period.
kls_eloise
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
I have an offer to make her a poppet if she turns out to be a "doll" kind of girl. So far she prefers things she can bang...
hugh_mannity
Jan. 28th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
You should speak to staceyspins, IIRC her father makes wooden toys. She'll be at Birka I think. If I can I'll introduce you (unless you already know her) if not I'll ask her about them.

Cloth dolls, balls, hoops and sticks, wooden animals, toy swords... there's lots of stuff.
kls_eloise
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Cool!

I need to make her some cloth balls and blocks, but I've only relocated about 40% of the sewing room. Soon.
galingale
Jan. 29th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Lady Johanna gave me a few toys in a basket for V to use just at events -- since I haven't been getting to many events, I've decided to let her play with them when she's doing dressup too. That way she'll know&like those toys when she gets to events!

Keep an eye out at Birka for Ann Catelli...her dolls are pretty spiff. There's a few things on Billie&Charlie. And some day I'll find pictures of this exhibit... saved the URL all this time...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0503_040503_mudlarks.html
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