Some of my favorite memories of Christmas are toys. I was blessed because I always seemed to get what I was wishing for. Back in the days before computers, we wanted dolls, trucks, and dare we wish for a bike? I have a memory of my mom staying up on Christmas Eve to finish sewing pajamas for my Suzy Walker doll. I walked into the kitchen, when I was supposed to be sleeping and there she was, trying to hide what she was doing.  There went believing in Santa. I think I was about 8.  My grandson, Noah, still believes at 9!  I think this might be the last year.
We can still enjoy Christmas toys through the eyes of our children and grandchildren.
Enjoy!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32204724/stuffed-elephant






http://www.etsy.com/listing/53484559/large-noahs-ark
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63127031/plush-flannel-dog-freddie
http://www.etsy.com/listing/17382964/my-little-buddy-tote-hot-air-balloons
http://www.etsy.com/listing/11757865/raggedy-ann-type-doll
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37184497/monkey-red-heel-sock-cute-as-a-button
http://www.etsy.com/listing/43788350/vintage-golden-book-five-little-bunnies
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54219143/animal-finger-puppets-4-pieces-handmade
TOYS FOR YOUR PETS

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61565732/cat-toycatnip-pudgy
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44455144/toys-for-your-pet
MORE DOLLS

http://www.etsy.com/listing/33705938/russian-nesting-doll-softie-hand
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62189947/tuss-inc-porcelain-doll-brown-hair-and
Did you have a favorite toy?
Sue Anderson
mysavior.etsy.com

Comments (10)

On December 9, 2010 at 11:45 PM , pfd said...

Christmas memories of years past remind me of midnight masses and sneaking down the stairs to see if Santa had come. I enjoyed your memory and the choices are great gift ideas!

 
On December 10, 2010 at 12:34 AM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Sue...you are so kind to include two of my items. Thank you. I am a big lover of stuffed toys. I had many as a child and played endless hours with them in all kinds of imaginative ways. I am so sad for so many kids today who don't know how to do that. Who will carry on the Christ-like quality of creativity?

 
On December 10, 2010 at 6:08 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

Sue, this is a marvelous collection. It reminded me not so much of my toys and dolls that Santa was bringing- and I still have my baby doll Sarah - but of the gift's my grandma would have put under the tree. Hankies on which there were pre-printed patters for me to do simple cross stitch, perhabs a pillow case she made and drew a pattern on the edge for me to cross stitch. Oh I was handey and creative already at an early age and loved it.
Your selections of toys are the cutest!
Thanks for sharing...
Monika

 
On December 10, 2010 at 6:09 AM , sweetybird09 said...

Sue, I loved reading about your Christmas memories, I can remember waking up so early with my brother and sister and being so excited at seeing the toys that santa brought us, I sure hope that Noah has a magical Christmas this year...

God Bless

 
On December 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Great items! That Noah's ark is amazing. Loved looking at everything. What a talented team.

 
On December 10, 2010 at 11:42 AM , Jan said...

Thanks for sharing your memories Sue. I think part of the "magical" part of Christmas is remembering and recapturing our feelings and thoughts of the past.
I too, am a big lover of stuffed toys! Great collection from a talented team!

 
On December 10, 2010 at 2:44 PM , Angela said...

Thank you for including my pet toys in this lovely Christmas memories post! How fun! :)

 
On December 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM , Sherri Ward said...

Sweet toys, I do remember a few special Christmas gifts - a stuffed brown dog comes to mind. I liked to create stories with toys and paper dolls.

 
On December 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM , watercolors said...

Sue, Special posts and the items are precious. I especially love the flannel doggy.
How cute.

 
On December 10, 2010 at 6:26 PM , Mulberry Lane Folk Art said...

Thanks Sue, for the heart warming handmade group of toys! And thanks for including my Noah's Ark! I show the work in progress on my blog...
http://mulberrylanefolkart.blogspot.com/2010/08/labor-of-love-work-in-progress.html
Christmas Blessings! Jennifer