Yarn Dolls - I have always wanted to make these but have never been successful until I found the tutorial in this post. The directions are step-by-simple-step. They make cute package trims and ornaments.
Wooden Rubber Band Powered Boat: Only £4.99 from Toyday Toyshop. Toyday traditional & classic toys is an old fashioned toy shop on the high street and online. Merchants of traditional and classic toys, Toyday's focus is on good old fashioned customer service & traditional value.
Certain old fashioned toys have meaning too...it marries the simplicity, Montessori, sensory, life skills/adventure play with the kids, and rhythm of old European culture...but what the heck do they all represent? Yeah, I don't know. (Btw, if I had the money, I'd probably just buy all of this stuff, the problem being that I still wouldn't have the knowledge that they represent. It would all probably just end up never being used and collecting dust)
Toy Wooden Grasshopper Pull Toy Green. An awesome old-fashioned wooden toy with a bit of a vintage feel. Handpainted, handmade and made in America. A great toy made in America. $20.00. http://aftcra.com/mccoytoys/listing/4556/toy-wooden-grasshopper-pull-toy-green