The first project was these darling little wooden people. I kept them simple mostly because I want the kids to be able to use their imaginations with these and simplicity helps with that, but also because I am not a painter and I didn't have much confidence in my skills beyond this! =) I absolutely love them! They are exactly what I love toys to be - natural, quality, simple and imaginative. Perfect!
The next project was playsilks! I used the Kool-aid dye method which was easy and inexpensive. The colors turned out beautiful and I know that the kids are going to have lots of fun with these! I enjoyed dyeing these myself and at about $5 each, they were much cheaper than the $15 or so that pre-dyed playsilks usually cost.