Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Lovely Day On The Farm

I'm lucky enough to live on a beautiful farm that was homesteaded by my great great grandfather back in the 1800's. We have a lovely view of Mt. Hood and have a couple apple trees in the side yard.

While we were sitting around the house yesterday I happened to look out the window and see a little doe deer enjoying her fill of the fallen apples. A little while after I took the first picture along came a little fawn that looks like it just lost it's spots. I hear him calling his momma and then come trotting up to eat some apples as well. SO cute, I love watching the little deer. ^_^

Sunday, August 16, 2009

And the winner is......

Congratulation to Judy Brittle for winning the little bunny by random drawing.

Thank you to everyone who participated and for helping make my first ever giveaway a success! ^_^

Be sure to check back here for updates and maybe even some more giveaways.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bunny Giveaway!

For my very first giveaway I am offering a cute little bunny made entirely out of wool using the needle felting method. This little guy measures about 2 inches tall to the tips of his ears, has a cute little pink nose and big brown eyes. ^_^ This contest is open to everyone, I will ship him worldwide, so enjoy and good luck! ^_^

The Rules:
1.Visit LittleElfsToyshop and find something you like, come back here and post a link to it. Or post a comment about something you would like to see made.
2. One entry per person
3. Leave a way for me to contact you in case you win.
4. Giveaway ends August 15th at 9:00PM Pacific Time

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New spin on an old game

Do you ever come across something and say to yourself, "Wow, that's such a cute idea!" Well, I did just that and loved it so much I had to write a short post about it.

I was on Etsy doing a search for "NaturalKids Team" which is a wonderful group of sellers (myself included) who make natural toys and items for you to enjoy. Not far into the search I ran into this adorable little Totoro Yahtzee set. I thought it was so cute and well made I just had to have one for myself.

When it arrived, it was packaged in an adorable little muslin pouch with Totoro on the front. When I opened it up I was delighted to see the Totoro score cards and a wonderful natural stick looking pencil, so cool! All the adorable little dice, which are wood I might add, where also packaged in a sweet little muslin pouch also stamped with little Totoro guys. It was so delightful and really shows off how handmade toys can be simple yet wonderful.

The set costs $15 and can be found in MamaRoots wonderful Etsy shop, so feel free to stop on by and see some of her wonderful items for yourself. ^_^

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tiny Critters Galore

Well, I've been on a mini kick lately and have been making all kinds of new miniatures. I'm always looking for new ideas so if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. ^_^ Here's a few of the newest additions to the toyshop:

First there's the new mini sheep. He's brand new to the shop so stop on by and give him some love. ^_^

Next there are the little bunnies who are a staple in the shop now. There are larger versions of them as well, but I have always enjoyed little things, there's just something special in thngs so tiny. They each measure about 1 inch tall.

The newest of them all though is this little octopus. She's about 1 inch tall and 2 1/4 inches from tentacle to tentacle. Thanks to Roses of for giving me the idea to make this little lady. ^_^

Look for more new mini critters popping up in my shop in the next few weeks. I plan on having a little raccoon and maybe even a little skunk available soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bird Birds Everywhere!

It is so nice to wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing happily to greet each other and the day. We have bird feeders all over the house and it amazes me how many different birds we get and how fast they go through the food!

Though we have some very colorful goldfinches, I always wished we had Bluebirds here. Since that won't happen I decided to make some of my own. ^_^ Here is a couple of the different versions I have, the bigger one and the teeny tiny one. Both come out of their nests too.

Of course we have plenty of robins here too. They are always fun to watch getting worms out of the yard. Especially when you see them struggle with a particularly tough one that just won't come out of the ground. They tug and tug and pretty soon they go flying head over feet with their little worm. I always get a kick out of that.

These little ladies are available in my Etsy shop almost all the time, so be sure to look for them there. ^_^