I'm finishing a wholesale order of rainbow baby rattles and teethers and thought some before, middle and after photos might be fun for you to see. I did forget to take a picture of all the knit pieces before they were sewn together so you'll just have to image that part.
Here they are freshly knit and all assembled.
My "before" shot.
This is after three cycles of agitation in my washing machine with hot water and olive
oil soap (do not use detergent when felting.)
My "middle" shot.
And lastly, we have the finished product with all the fuzzy bits removed and the wooden
rings rubbed with my beeswax/olive oil finish.
My "after" shot.
For the first time I dried the teethers and rattles in the dryer on low as I am pressed for time to get them finished. I was pleasantly surprised to find the wood in even better shape than when I let them air dry.
You can always learn more don't you think?
There you have it natural wool felt and wood toys for the baby in your life!