Sylvestermouse

You can find me in many places and on many sites.
As a writer, I share personal stories, craft tutorials and recipes.

My hobbies also include photography. It has been said, that I never go anywhere without a camera and that would be true.

Offline, I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. The people in my life, are my most important and cherished blessings.

Spirograph

Written by on July 24, 2021 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Spirograph with 3 Comments
Spirograph

Many of us remember our first Spirograph set and becoming a “great artist”. Spending countless hours creating multicolored masterpieces and presenting them to our parents as gifts. I am certain my mother has dozens, if not hundreds, of Spirograph art pieces saved from my childhood days. I personally have a box full of beautiful drawings […]

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China Tea Sets for Children

Written by on July 23, 2021 in China Tea Sets, Kitchen Toys with 1 Comment
China Tea Sets for Children

 A tea party picnic is a fun and wonderful way to spend a spring, summer or early fall afternoon outside. Or, an indoor picnic is perfect for those rainy days. So, pack your snack or lunch and your child’s tea set in a picnic basket or case and prepare to sit, chat, eat, drink and […]

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Easter Legos

Easter Legos

I have always loved placing a special Easter toy in my children’s Easter baskets. Since my son adores Legos, giving him a new Easter Lego set in his Easter basket shows him that his Easter basket was made especially for him and with him in mind. With the Lego Easter basket set, he can build […]

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Radio Flyer Wagons

Radio Flyer Wagons

 It seems like Radio Flyer Wagons have been around forever! While it may be true that dinosaurs did not ride around in Radio Flyer Wagons, every living human today has most likely ridden in one and so have a lot of cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, turtles, etc. When I was little, my […]

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Little Golden Books

Little Golden Books

For over 70 years, Little Golden Books have been in almost every child’s book collections. In many cases, they were our first readers, a child’s first book, a favorite gift to be treasured and passed down for generations. My children now own my personal collection of Little Golden Books and we added additions to that […]

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Bat Beanie Babies are Perfect for Halloween!

Bat Beanie Babies are Perfect for Halloween!

  Bat Beanie Babies are truly the perfect treat for Halloween! I personally love the Ty Beanie Boos Midnight Bat, pictured on the left. His big eyes just beg me to bring him home. This is one bat I do believe everyone could love. He is soft, cuddly and doesn’t bite! He even promises not […]

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Madame Alexander Dolls Bind Generations

Madame Alexander Dolls Bind Generations

Nearly a century ago, Madame Alexander Dolls were originally created for play, they have become cherished collectibles that represent some of our most precious memories. They have an ageless appeal to the young and old alike that simply cannot be easily defined or imitated.   Madame Alexander Dolls Personify Literature Characters For decades, Madame Alexander […]

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Legos ~ Toy of the Century

Legos ~ Toy of the Century

Legos have been around my entire life and are such a great way to encourage creativity and imagination through play. It is no surprise that Legos have been named “Toy of the Century” twice! LEGO Education Brick Set 779384 (884 Pieces)Check Price   Lego Legacy Lego’s “father” company was established in 1932 in a village […]

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Vintage Paper Dolls

Vintage Paper Dolls

 Barbie and Ken Vintage Paper Dolls (Barbie) (Paper Doll Book) by Golden Books (2012-08-07)Check PricePaper Dolls have been around my whole life! My original paper dolls were one of my first “craft projects”. I remember spending days cutting out cartoons from the Sunday newspaper and pasting the pictures to cardboard to make my own paper […]

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Cloth Dolls Popularity Spans Generations

Written by on July 8, 2021 in Classic Toys, Cloth Dolls, Dolls with 2 Comments
Cloth Dolls Popularity Spans Generations

KatJan Best Pals Holiday Janet Doll in Dress Designed by Jim ShoreCheck PriceDolls have come a long way from the first rag dolls our great great grandparents treasured, but cloth dolls and rag dolls are making a comeback. Today there is a huge selection of adorable cloth dolls just waiting to be cuddled and to […]

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