This time from Bret. I drew out the pattern, and sometime later he had this:An easy-to-grip maple teether. It's sanded silky-smooth. I know she'll love it, because she loves gumming my wooden cooking spoons!
All this creativity is rooted in the fact that my favorite toy catalogs are too pricey for our budget. Right now my "wishbook" is the Nova Naturals catalog. Lots of pretty things, but many are out of our price range. So I try to come up with similar items that Bret can make in his shop, or which I can sew up.