I LOVE making presents – which is a good thing, since I have no money and a huge stash of fabric! My son got a fuzzy blue dinosaur for his 3rd birthday last month, and this month, when my daughter turns 5 (!), she’ll be getting this adorable tea set. The inspiration and basic pattern came from Toys to Sew by Claire Garland. (I had to tweak the pattern for the tea pot a bit.) Check it out here. The book is filled with sweet, easy-to-make dollies, animals and accessories. All you need to fill your playroom with lovely, soft, plastic-free toys from this book is basic sewing skills and equipment. DD will love this – and DS can’t break it!