Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Husband, The Toy Maker

I was going to write about our revenge on the wasps, but forgot my pictures at home so instead I'm going to highlight my husband's creativity (more on the wasps another day).

Jim has always been quite artisitc. His latest outlet is making wooden toys. He has such fond memories of playing with his Little People Playsets with his Sesame Street Little People. He has been making his own characters (and some Sesame Street characters) for his own boys for years now and has recently started selling them on Ebay. Lots of people still have their Little People Playsets (we do) but they don't make the characters to go with them anymore. Now the Little People playsets and characters are different, quite a bit bigger. I told hubby he needs to figure out how to make a playset to go with his characters. He is thinking about it, he might start out with a car they can sit in and go from there.

Here are some pictures of what he has made:

Oscar the Grouch



McDonald Land Characters


Laurel and Hardy, in black and white!


Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales


Kermit and Fozzie Bear

Starwars




As you can see, my boys love Starwars. They play the Starwars Lego game (computer and Wii) all the time and that is the inspiration for these Starwars characters.

Here are a few of my husband's original characters:

Fall Characters

St. Patrick's Day Characters




Snowman

These are the current characters for sale on Ebay right now:

*click on the names to go to the Ebay auction
Zoe Elmo Grover


You can check out all the characters he has made by clicking on the button for Little Wooden Guys on my sidebar or by clicking here. Be sure to look back through the archives to see all the characters including one done to look like our son, cute!

3 comments:

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh my goodness! What talent! I can't wait to go take a look at them.

My husband has built some wooden train tracks, bridges, buildings, etc. to fit the Thomas the Train sets. Wait until he sees what your husband has done, though!

Bloggin' Mama said...

Wow! He is quite talented! Thanks for visiting me!

TRACI said...

Wow! I knew my cousin was creative, but I never knew HOW creative!