Beautiful-Practical Play Space
(Lac Brome, Quebec, Canada)
Our playroom for our currently 18 month old son is half of our living room, the other half has hamocs which we can hang up for more play space on the floor or for yoga. Since it is everyones space it has to be inspiring for adults also.
I’ve handfelted a beautiful carrot and knit him a couple sheep and a bird, I’ve also made playstrings. I’m working on a needle felted doll which he already loves and some knit chicks. One of his favorite toys while I knit is a ball of yarn that he unrolls and drags around the house. We also have a cycling push toy made from recycled clothes hangers and plastic bags. Most toys, baskets and scarves are from 2nd hand stores or church bazaars, all the books are also second hand, either with real pictures or nice art, we carefully made sure that there were no cartoons or other confusing images for a toddler.
My dad built the shelf years ago and it has followed me since moving out for University, he also gave us an intricate piece of wood and regularly brings intrestiong objects for the toy basket. I’ve had the fish mobile sionce childhood.
Of course there are a few plush, plastic, gender specific toys from grandma, but he gets to pick what he plays with. There is nothing battery operated though.
The top shelves are for clothing and hats, we always come from outside wet or covered in mud and it is convenient to have his clothing downstairs where it is always needed.