Here are a few links to help you get started. If you find anything else that you may want to share, drop me a comment!
Besides from crafts, the Internet is an awesome place to help you get things that you'd normally be costing you an arm and a leg throughout the child's... well... childhood... for free.
"Such as what?" you might ask.
Such as colouring books, and workbooks to help teach your child[ren] how to read and write. All you need is to find a few minutes to download and print some material that is freely available online, et voila! Not only have you just saved yourself some cash, but you also get a say in what goes in the colouring/exercise book and what doesn't.
Again, here's a few links:
There is also another source I have left untapped that can be a money-saver as well as healthier - home-made weaning food. I believe that deserves a separate blog though, so I'll leave it at that for now.
Here's a few pictures of stuff I have crafted myself:
Golliwog [a.k.a. Golly Dolly]
Sample page from my Baby Book