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I am a single mom of 4 beautiful girls under 8 and, like many of you, spend the majority of my time playing referee and minimizing the collateral damage to our home. We have a garden, CD, recycle, use FC, and are trying to be as green as possible and minimize our collateral damage on the planet.

I learned the basics of crochet and knit as a child, but never really got into it until I got pregnant with DD1. I made a couple blankets for her while I was pregnant and continued to make blankets for pregnant friends and family members for the next 2 years. When DD1 turned 2, I crocheted her an afghan for her "big girl bed" and started crocheting toys, hats, socks and legwarmers. When DD2 was born, I deicided to CD and started crocheting woolies for her bum and it's just snowballed from there. . . These days, it is rare to see me seated without a project in hand, crocheting or knitting away. So far, I have made beautiful and durable stuffed toys, teethers, tea sets, play food, knit and crocheted longies, skirties, soakers, shorties, capris, convertible capris, socks, hats, headbands, flower buttons and other appliques to add to practically anything, sponges, washcloths, dish cloths, pot holders and more. So I feel pretty confident in saying I can knit and crochet anything. . . I'm a one woman knit and knot shop

I have been on DS since 2006 and have been selling on here since probably March 2007. I have been on a 2 year babymoon as my husband left when I was pregnant with our 4th daughter and there were a lot of changes going on in my life that I felt I had to get under control before I returned. Fortunately, my life has finally attained some semblance of balance and normalcy, so I'm back

This post has pictures of play items (toys, teethers, tea sets, play food). The next post has pictures of wearables and the post after that contains pictures of household items I've crafted in the past. If you would prefer to see more pictures, feel free to check out my blog. Thanks for checking out my thread

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POLICIES (note, my policies are the same no matter what I'm knitting or crocheting and I have removed them from the next 2 posts containing pictures of wearables and household items so as not to be redundant):

I generally require a nonrefundable deposit to include the cost of materials up front, the balance to be paid upon completion of your order when I will pm you pictures of your items for your approval; however, I can be flexible as far as payments go and am willing to make other arrangements if you need to make multiple payments over time instead of making the deposite then paying the balance.

I accept all forms of PayPal and money orders by mail. All PayPal payments must be received within 24 hours of purchase. Items will ship after your payment has cleared. (Expect a 3-5 day wait on orders purchased by echeck as it takes some time for those to clear. The wait may be longer for money order payments orders to ship, depending on how long it takes for the money order to be received via mail.) I also offer layaway options, so feel free to contact me for layaway details.

All instock domestic purchases will be shipped through PayPal shipping within 2 business days of your payment clearing. Delivery confirmation is included. Insurance is optional and will be added at your request and billed to you for orders under $75, but will be included at no charge for orders over $75. Insurance is not required, but is encouraged as I can't be held responsible for the PO's misplacement or misrouting of any packages.

The turn around time for custom orders depends on the item you request and will be clearly stated to you via message once your order is finalized prior to your payment and any delays will be communicated to you via message immediately. Custom domestic orders will ship within 2 business days of completion.

In stock international purchases will ship from a US post office by the Saturday following clearing of your payment. Custom international orders will ship by the Saturday following completion. If you would like to purchase insurance or tracking on an international order please contact me as neither are included and any tracking or insurance costs will be billed to you at cost.

I will take custom orders on a FCFS basis to ensure timely completion. Anyone who messages me regarding a custom order when these slots are full will be placed on a waiting list, which will also be filled on a FCFS basis and will be contacted once a slot becomes available. I will not accept payment or finalize the order specifications until a slot becomes available, but am happy to discuss your knitting and knotting needs and how I can fulfill them for you at any time via message.

All custom orders are non-refundable and will be made according to your specifications. Refunds requested prior to my starting your custom order will be considered on a case by case basis and may involve a non-refundable portion, depending on items purchased to complete your order prior to beginning your order.

Instock orders can be exchanged for store credit within 2 weeks of purchase as long as the original item is unwashed and unused.
Please inspect your item(s) upon receipt and contact me if there are any problems.

Returns must have prior approval and will be given a RFM # to include with the package. Returns may be eligible for shipping reimbursement. If an item is received without prior communication it will be returned to you at your expense. If abandoned for 14 days after communication is sent, items will be donated and no refund will be given.

Please contact me for a custom order.

~~~~~dangerously cute pictures of toys and teethers below this line~~~~~

These are knot just another toy. . . They are the best toys for your LOs. They are tightly crocheted to ensure that stuffing does not come out durring play/teething and are made from 100% wool or 100% cotton yarn stuffed with cotton fabric scraps and wool sweater scraps to further ensure that stuffing does not come out. All measurements are approximate as final measurements depend upon the yarn you choose and all yarn will be crocheted with needle small enough to ensure that stuffing will not come out and emboidery will be secure.

PM me or post with interest or questions regarding colors of wool and cotton available as these are always changing. I am also willing to offer YYMH options and I am interested in selling or trading.

Currently, I make crocheted stuffed toys, teethers, play food and tea sets, but I can crochet anything and am always up to the challenge of making something new, so if you have something in mind that you want, please feel free to pm me and we'll see if I can make your crocheted dreams a reality So scroll down and dream away. Pictures and descriptions are color coded as follows to make it easier for you to find if you are looking for something in particular: stuffed toys, teethers, play food and tea sets, so without further adieu. . .

I make stuffed toys (or Crocheted Cuddly Children's Creations, as I like to call them) that are all tightly crocheted toys stuffed with wool or cotton fabric scraps. You choose between 100%wool and 100%cotton fibers and you also choose the colors. A loop can be added to the toy at no extra charge to enable toy to easily be attatched to car seat or shopping cart covers via use of plastic link and the plastic link can be included at cost. I also make a crocheted alternative to plastic links that attatch the toys to the car seat to ensure that the attatchment method is as car seat safe as the toy. This can be included with the toy for an additional $0.50 to cover the cost of the yarn used to make it with.

Care Instructions: Cotton toys are machine washable on warm or cold settings and machine dryable, which give them the benifit of convenience.
Wool toys will need to be washed gently by hand and air dryed, but have the benefit of wool's antibacterial properties.

The most current list of stuffed toy options are as follows:
Chicken -- Approximately 3" tall head to bottom (not including feet) with embroidered eyes and crocheted feet and beak. Feet, beak and eyes all anchored securely inside toy. Cotton $10 Wool $11


Snake - Approximately 12" from head to tail (not including length of tongue) with embroidered eyes and crocheted tongue. Both eyes and tongue are securely anchored in the head. Cotton $11 Wool 12

Teddy Bear - Approximately 4.5" tall (from bottom to top of head) with embroidered eyes and nose. Both Eyes and nose are securely anchored into the head. Prices are as follows Cotton $11 and Wool $12.

Pig - Approximately 3.25" (from nose to tail) with 8.5" belly circumference, corckscrew tail and embroidered eyes securely anchored into head. Prices are as follows: Cotton $8, and Wool $9.

Monkey - Approximately 5.5" (from feet to head) with embroidered eyes that are securely anchored into the head. Prices are as follows Cotton $11 and Wool $12. Monkeys can also be made with pipe cleaners in arms and legs to enable arms and legs to bend/flex for an additional $3.

Bunny - Approximately 6.5" (bottom to head) with embroidered eyes and nose with embroidery securely anchored into head. Prices are as follows: Cotton $11 and Wool $12.:


Bunnies can be made with 2 colors for an additional $1:


Tiny Turtle - approximately 3.5" long from nose to tail with embroidered eyes securely anchored into the head. Cotton $7 Wool $8


Crabby- approximately 3.5" long not including legs with embroidered eyes securely anchored inside head with 2 claws and 4 knotted legs. Cotton $11 Wool $12



Addy's Funny Toy - Approximately 8" tall from head to feet with embroidered eyes and mouth. Embroidery is securely anchored into head. To me, it looks like a cross between a sloth and a dinosaur. Cotton $14 Wool $15 :

Stuffed Balls- Approximately 10" circumference stuffed balls, can include a jingle bell inside for an additional $1 Cotton $5 plus shipping Wool $6 plus shipping.




Shape pals- Square, circle and triangle available so far, can be made with or without faces and with limitless other options including tyable shoes. These can be made any size, but price will depend upon what size you desire. The shape pals shown are 4-6" each (The red, black and white wool one is about 4" square, the circle about 5" in diameter and the triangle has about a 6" base and is 5" tall. These sizes were for the shape itself, not including the legs which are about 3-4" each. ) The face embroidery is securely anchored inside shape. Prices for 4-6" shape pals are Cotton $14 Wool $15

larger shape pal with tyable shoes and removable tassle hat(about 15" base with 15" height of shape and 6-7" long arms and legs

Hippo is approximately 4" head to tail, 3" tall. Facial embroidery is securely anchored in head. Cotton $10 Wool $11




Dino (price depends on size and type):





Waldorf Inspired Teethers are all tightly crocheted toys stuffed with wool or cotton fabric scraps. You choose between 100%wool and 100%cotton fibers and you also choose the colors. A loop can be added to the toy at no extra charge to enable toy to easily be attatched to car seat or shopping cart covers via use of plastic link and the plastic link can be included at cost. I also make a crocheted alternative to plastic links that attatch the toys to the car seat to ensure that the attatchment method is as car seat safe as the toy. This can be included with the toy for an additional $0.50 to cover the cost of the yarn used to make it with.

Care Instructions: Cotton toys are machine washable on warm or cold settings and machine dryable, which give them the benifit of convenience.
Wool toys will need to be washed gently by hand and air dryed, but have the benefit of wool's antibacterial properties.

The current choices of teethers are as follows:
Sets of crocheted shapes:
Sets consist of 3 or 4 geometric shapes (squares, triangles, circles, and stars) or 3 or 4 sky shapes (suns, moons, stars, and clouds), all approximately 3.25" in height. This is a great set of toys for babies/ toddlers because it can "grow" with them, initially used as a teething toy then later used to teach shapes and colors. Prices for a set of 3 are as follows: Cotton $11, and Wool $12. Prices for a set of 4 are as follows: $13.50 Cotton and $14.50 Wool.
Sky Set:


Patriotic Set:

Geometric Set:


Sets of shapes can also come with a "fill and spill" container. It is wide enough and tall enough to hold all shapes and has a top that is attatched on one side. When purchased with a shape set, the spill and fill container is $10 (not including cost of shape set). If you would like only the fill and spill container, please pm me with the size you would like it (diameter of bottom and height) and I will lyk the cost.
Spill and fill container closed:

spill and fill container opened:

spill and fill container "spilling"

Circular teether with "arms":
Approximately 4" (of circle only, not including "arms") diameter circular teething toy. After coming home to my 7 month old neice chewing on my daughter's snake, I decided to try to make a teething toy for her. Part of the middle portion of it is stuffed and there are 5 "arms" with circular portions for baby to chew on as well. Cotton $10 and Wool $11.

Circular teether with knotted "arms":
The only difference between this teething toy and the teething toy above is that there are knots in the arms of this toy for better teething (the knots are crocheted around as well to ensure that they will not come untied). Cotton $10.50, and Wool $11.50.

Circular teething toy with knotted loops:
This is a soft teething toy with knotted loops surrounding a soft circular center. Cotton $11, Wool $12.

Circular teething toy with tied knotted loops
This is a soft teething toy with tied knotted loops surrounding a soft circular center. Cotton $10 Wool $11

Crocheted Turtle Teether
This is a tightly crocheted stuffed tiny turtle teether approximately 3" from head to tail with 4 legs and embroidered eyes. Cotton $9 Wool $10


Crabby- approximately 3.5" long not including legs with embroidered eyes securely anchored inside head with 2 claws and 4 knotted legs perfect for teething. Cotton $11 Wool $12



Hippo Teether -- This is a "doughnut" type teether with a soft "doughnut" for LO to hold onto with a hippo head complete with teeth attatched to one end, hippo tail attatched to the other and 2 crocheted rings between head and tail on each side. Crocheted rings are loose to enable child to move them. This is not only a teether but also a toy developing hand eye coordination as well Cotton $14 wool $15






Play food is great for kids that love to put play food in their mouths with moms that cringe at the idea of plastic food in their LOs mouths. These are tightly crocheted play food items made from 100% wool yarn stuffed with wool sweater scraps or 100% cotton yarn stuffed with cotton cloth scraps. Here are the most current examples of my crocheted food(please note, prices do not include shipping, but shipping will be included for orders over $50):

Apple $5:

Half peeled banana $5:

Radish $4:


strawberries w/ and w/o chocolate $3 each or 3 for $8, chocolate added at no extra charge:


garlic/ small onion $4:

eggs fried and boiled $3 boiled $4 fried:

lemon $5:

orange $5:

pineapple $7:

lime $5:

Cluster of grapes $7:

Carrot $5:

squash $5:

Pumpkin $7:

corn $6:

eggplant $6:

asparagus $5 each:

celery $5:

Pear $5:


papaya $5:

oreos ($3 each regular $4 each for double stuffed or $8 for 3 regular $11 for 3 double stuffed):

pomagranate $7:

watermelon $7:

Tomatoes $5 (bob extra):

cupcakes $5 each:

cherry pie $10:

olives (black stuffed with cream cheese or green stuffed with pimento) $3 each or 3 for $8


cherries $4 for 2 connected cherries:

broccoli and cauliflower $4 each or 4 for $15 (can mix and match):





Tea sets are available in large and tiny sizes. These are tightly crocheted teasets made in either 100% cotton or 100% wool. Tea sets consist of tea cups and saucers (number to be determined by you), a sugar bowl with removable top with a notch in the top so the spoon fits in the sugar bowl when the top is closed, a milk pitcher with an attatched top, a tea pot with removable top, and a spoon for each cups plus a spoon for the sugar bowl (that way your DC doesn't get tea lumps in the sugar LOL). Spoons can be attatched to cups if desired.

Cotton tea sets will be machine washable on warm or cold settings and machine dryable (as in they will not fall apart in the dryer, although for appearance's sake, letting them air dry in the correct shape is preferrable) perfect for LOs like my DD who have a propensity to add liquid to the tea set LOL. Wool tea sets will need to be washed gently by hand and air dryed, but will have antibacterial properties perfect for the younger teething LOs.

You choose the number of place settings (consisting of a tea cup, spoon and saucer) and what type of yarn you prefer as well as what color(s) you prefer. The two color schemes I have worked with so far are:
*the tea set made in only one color
*the tea set made primarily in a main color with a contrasting color used only to make a ring around the rim of the tea cups and a rim around the saucers.
I am open to any other color scheme ideas you might have and will be continually developing new color schemes as well. I can also emboider designs on the cups and teapot, but embroidery will be extra.
Please note that all sizes posted are approximate sizes and may vary slightly based upon the yarn you choose.

Tiny Tea Set
Dimensions and pics are as follows:
creamer -- just under 3" handle to spout, approximately 2.25" tall


sugar bowl -- just under 3" handle to handle, approximately 2.75" tall

teapot -- approximately 4" spout to handle, 2.5" top to bottom

teacup -- approximately 1 " across top, approximately 1.25" tall

saucer -- approximately 2" across, saucers stack for easy storage

spoon -- just under 2.5" long, spoons stack for easy storage

Other pics:



Prices are completely dependent upon the options you choose.
A cotton 4 place setting tiny tea set is $25
A wool 4 place setting tiny tea set is $30
A cotton 2 place setting tiny tea set is $20
A wool 2 place setting tiny tea set is $25

Large Tea set
This set is better for smaller children. The components are larger, all tops are attatched and the sugarbowl spoon is attatched to the sugar bowl. Spoons are optional with this set and young children playing with the spoons should be supervised as they are small and flexible and can be balled up to fit into a child's mouth. Spoons can be attatched to the cups at no extra charge if desired.
Dimensions and pics are as follows:

Teacup Approximately 1.5" tall and 6" around

Saucer Approximately 3" diameter

Teapot Approximately 6" handle to spout and 3" tall

Milk Pitcher Approximately 2.25" tall and 4.75" around


Sugar Bowl spoon can be attatched for younger children as a free safety option.

other pics:


Prices are completely dependent upon the options you choose.
A cotton 4 place setting larger tea set is $40
A wool 4 place setting larger tea set is $45
A Cotton 2 place Setting larger tea set is $30
A Wool 2 place setting larger tea set is $35

Please note these prices are subject to change depending upon the options you choose. There are obviously endless options as far as number of settings goes and type of fiber and I am also offering a yymh option that will discount the price of the tea set. I am open to trades as well, so if you are interested please pm me or post here.
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I can knit or crochet anything. I'm a one woman knit and knot shop Check out my DS FSOT thread and my blog if you'd like to see pics of my past creations.

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