Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mmmm Fall

How can anyone not love fall? It is such a pretty time of year. All the leaves turn their lovely colors, apples abound and there are berries galore. At least where I live that's how it is, maybe I'm just lucky. ^_^

When I woke up this morning there was fog everywhere and I thought with that and the trees turning their pretty colors, it was just beautiful. So I ran and grabbed my camera and snapped a couple shots to share with all of you. ^_^ I hope you enjoy.

We actually had a bad year this year for apples. There was a freak snowstorm in May which killed off most of the blossoms from our apple trees, but this new little one is actually pretty loaded this year. It's only about 3 years old, but the apples it is producing are pretty big. I think I will be making some apple bread soon and maybe another apple pie, mmmmm. ^_^

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sorry for my absence

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted. Sorry about that. It's actually been quite a summer, and in some ways, not much of a summer at all. After my last post about the squirrel, an yes he and his little friend still come to visit, I went on vacation for a month to Chicago. That was fun, I haven't been away from home for three years so it was nice to get away. It was also VERY summery there, unlike here in Oregon, they actually get seasons. We've had a couple hot days since I've been back, but really, it's been a pretty cold and wet year. Actually, a REALLY wet year. We had the third wettest May on record and the wettest June on record. Now that it's September, the rains are returning. I'm happy because I feel like I got to have summer since I was away, but my fam who stayed home feel like summer just passed them by. Well, such is the way it goes in Northwest Oregon. I don't mind it too much, but sometimes I do wish summer lasted a little longer than our spring.

On a side note, I'm part of a wonderful group on Etsy called Natural Kids Team. It's a great bunch of folks who all make natural products for kids and families. There are so many talented people on my team and I thought I'd show off a couple of my favorites. This is just a couple mind you, I have lots of others. ^_^

First and probably my most coveted item, is this sweet little chipmunk by EvesLittleEarthlings. Isn't it just the cutest little critter you ever saw?!

Next is this super cute bunny by MuddyFeet. I have loved this bunny forever now and I so wish I could buy him. Isn't he just cuteness?!

I love wooden toys, there's just something about them that draws me. I think this forest set is just too cool, I would love to own these as well. ^_^ Made by my team's fearless leader TheEnchantedCupboard.

You must have cute little squirrlies to live in that wonderful forest, right? Here they are, made by PrettyDreamer. ^_^

Last but not least is one of my favorite needle felters. I love her style and all of her wonderful creations. She inspires me to do better and has a wonderful whimsey in her work. Meet Nushkie!

That's all for now. I hope you enjoy these wonderful items as much as I do. ^_^

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Little Squirrel At My Window

It has been so wet and dreary lately it's really no fun to go outside, we've actually had the wettest June on record, as of yesterday. So I've been hanging out inside a lot watching the little birds come to the bird feeder. Today we had a young squirrel pay us a visit! I was able to get right up to the window to take some pictures of the little guy, he's so darn cute!

We have quite a few bunnies hopping around in the yard too, but my camera's zoom doesn't work very well, otherwise I would have some sweet bunny pictures to show off. It's fun to see all the critters running around outside all the time. Once the apples come on the trees I'm sure we'll even have a bunch of deer too. But for now, I thought it would be fun to share this cute little guy with you all. Enjoy. ^_^

Friday, May 21, 2010

A little birdie at my window.

For the past couple days there has been a little chickadee that has been coming right up to the window where I do my work and flying into it repeatedly as though he's trying to come inside. He just hops around the table, under the bird feeder, and watches what's going on inside, tweets and hops into the window. I was able to get some pictures of him today to share with everyone. His little head is getting a bald spot even from flying into the window all the time. There was a little hawk that came by and snatched a little bird right off the feeder a couple of days ago. We've been wondering if maybe it was the birds mate and it just doesn't know what to do with itself now.

Even though it's kind of sad that he keeps flying into the window, it's cute that he cheeps at me and hops around so close while I work. He's awfully cute! ^_^

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some New Items

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Kitty giveaway. Some of you left comments on what you would like to see in my shop and so today I would like to introduce two new animals that were suggestions by my readers. ^_^

First is a cute little Platypus!

And second is a little piggy. ^_^

Thanks again for the suggestions and if anyone has anymore, just let me know. I am always looking to make new things. ^_^

Saturday, May 1, 2010

And the winner of the Kitty is.....

Congratulations to Elena of TickledPinkKnits. ^_^ I have sent you and email and as soon as I get your info you will be the proud owner of a new little kitty.

Thank you to everyone who participated, be sure to check back for more fun giveaways and updates on new shops and items.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kitty Giveaway

It's giveaway time again! This time we are giving away a little white kitty made entirely out of wool with a little pink ribbon tied around her neck. She measures about 1 3/4 inches tall and has little white whiskers and big, lovable eyes. ^_^

To win this cute little kitty, here's what you need to do. Required Visit LittleElfsToyshop then come back here and post a comment about what your favorite item in the shop is, or what you would like to see. Make sure you leave your email address or some way for me to contact you if you win.

For Extra Entries: Make a separate post for each one you do so I know you did them.

1. For 1 extra entry- Become a fan of LittleElfsToyshop on Facebook. If you are already a fan, leave a comment saying you are.

2. For1 extra entry- Blog about this giveaway and leave a post with the link.

3. For 1 extra entry- Write about this giveaway on Facebook.

This giveaway ends April 30 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced on May 1st on this blog. This giveaway is open to everyone. ^_^

Cute Springtime Etsy Finds

Here is just a few of the fun little items I found on Etsy that remind me of springtime. I hope you enjoy. ^_^

Isn't this an adorable little mouse by I haven't bought anything from her shop yet but I would very much love to. She has tons of cute little mice and animals in there. Check this shop out. ^_^

Next is a cute little terrarium with a gnome and mushrooms in it by I have one just like it and love it to bits. I don't know why but it brings me so many smiles I think everyone should have one now. ^_^

You can't have springtime without bunnies, right? I found this wonderful etsy shop a bit after Christmas and fell in love with the bunny banks so much that I had to have one too. They are adorable and very well made with a cute little cotton ball cork tail. Check out for some adorable bunny banks and cute little tea light houses.

Lastly, I came upon a wonderful vintage shop the other day and fell in love with this cute little weather house. It tells the temperature and will tell you what the weather will be like depending on if the man or woman is out of the house. I thought this would be a nice springtime addition to tell when rain is coming. Though I live in Northwest Oregon so rain is always coming, but still, it's cute! You can see other great vintage items in her shop too by going to

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

I know it's still winter, but here in Oregon we have had such a mild winter it has felt like spring for a while now. I think this year we probably averaged in the 50's for temperature, which is kind of odd since last year we were buried in snow and it felt like the winter would never end. What difference a year makes, eh?

The flowers are all popping up and we have bunnies running all over the place now, so I thought it would be a good time to make some spring stuff. Here's some of the newest goodies in my shop in honor of spring and all the nice warm weather. ^_^

First there's the bunnies, meet Mr. O'Mally and Miss Clover. ^_^

I love kitties, I don't know why, I just do. I think I like that they are so independent but they are always there to give you a cuddle and purr right when you need it. All of our cats have such different personalities and quirks, I just love them. ^_^ So I have decided to make some kitties as well, there's kitties in spring time right?

Meet Clyde the gray kitty and Sophie the white kitty. I plan on make a little orange kitty and black kitty soon so keep your eyes open for them.

What's spring without birds? Here's couple couple birds to celebrate the spring time as well. ^_^

Bluebird with nest

Robin with Nest and Eggs

Hen with Nest and Eggs

Springtime is a wonderful time full of colors, beautiful flowers and little animals all over the place. I hope you all enjoy it as well. ^_^