Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Green Mountain Wee Woolies

Handmade, natural toys are something that I REALLY get excited about. I especially love Waldorf toys (which are classic, simple, and designed to be open-ended). If I had some sort of windfall of cash, I would be powerless to resist all hand felted, crocheted and knitted toys.

Since I appreciate the finer things in the world of toys, I am smitten with Green Mountain Wee Woolies etsy shop. Fiber artist Valerie has been handcrafting since childhood. All of that practice has paid off in the form of beautiful, timeless wool toys and baby knits. These are perfect for anyone who recognizes that fine hand-crafted toys are works of art as well as treasured playthings.

One my favorites is this cute little a la carte collection of veggies. Those peas look rather tasty...


There are also fruits, if that is your preference.

I also spotted some knitted gnomes frolicking about in the garden...



There are so many wonderful things at Green Mountain Wee Woolies...I have been browsing for a while now and need to pull myself away!

But first I have a generous giveaway from Valerie of Green Mountain Wee Woolies fame:

TWO winners will each receive a knitted Wool Gnome in their choice of color! The gnomes are 7" tall, knit from wool yarn, and stuffed with carded wool. Natural fibers and VERY CUTE!

To enter, visit Green Mountain Wee Woolies and look around.

Comment here with the name of something you like from the store that was NOT mentioned in this post.

This giveaway will close on June 12, 9pm CST.

TWO winners will be chosen by random number generator.

Hooray for prizes!

92 comments:

Lilith Silvermane said...

I want a gnome, and a gnome home, and the farmers market and and... EVERYTHING...

You HAD to show me that site... now I wanna shop there!

Smellyann said...

Very cool toys, but they're not all knit; some of them are crocheted.

LisaW said...

Very nice. I love the gnomes! The Wee Woolie Balls are cool too!

lisa said...

I like the wee woolie balls, my son would hve so much fun with them!

The Nikkster said...

I think I like the Traditonal Rug Hooking Sheep Pillow. It looks so soft and wooly to lay my head on. I also like the Childs Knitting Kit, as I'd really like to learn how to knit despite being an adult.

ThisOldHenHouse said...

My crazy kitty would go bananas over those catnip fishies!!!!

And her diaper covers are absolutely adorable!

Convo @ etsy - ThisOldHenHouse or
tigerlillyz22501@aol.com

mannequin said...

The gnome home is really cute. I don't know what it is about gnomes..
I just *want* them.

BabyLyons said...

I LOVE the Wool and Cashmere Bear! He's so cute!!!! Youcan always contact me at http://babylyons.etsy.com if I win *wink wink* *knudge knudge*
:D

Jan said...

The blue homespun shorties with the black and white lamb was my favorite. I want a pair. So cute!

Bunny B said...

I love the Waldorf inspired wool play set! They're adorable! Thank you for the chance!!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Alicia said...

I would love to have a gnome! I like the knitting sets!

Dayna said...

My wee one was looking over my should and thought the gnomes were too cute - she smiled and laughed each time she saw them. I love the car and road set - such a cute idea!

jenny said...

wow how cute and well i love to try and win this i realy love to get my little one some thing thanks and well i think you have a pretty nice web page

Stacy said...

Love the felted horse kit, how cute

Panjo Kids said...

Love the hand spun shorties!

laura said...

I love, love the farmers market fruit. But since you mentioned that, my second favorite is the handspun shorties. All her stuff is fantastic! Would give the gnome a very good home. Thanks!

Aubrey said...

I like the felted horse kit!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

superfizz said...

The Wee woolie lovies are adorable. I love it/them.

Kimberly said...

WOW! It's so hard to pick my favorite because they are all seriously adorable!!!! I love the gnomes and the felted fruit bowl would be an adorable addition to a table instead of a traditional fruit bowl to add more whimsy.

I really love the horses. They are adorable. I actually have them bookmarked for my niece whose birthday is coming up. I really think she would love something cute like that. She loves horses.

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

Hand knit mama doll!

melonkelli said...

I like the Drop Spindle Kit!

Maureen said...

The whee whooly balls (sp?) but I have to say the Gnomes are sooo cute.

Thanks,
Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

gkstratos said...

I love the Bunting Baby Twins w/Pouch and the Farmers Market Wool Fruit.

JenO said...

I like the gnome home, and the snake and egg kit. Fun stuff!

Nicol said...

I love the wee woolie lovies. Those are fantastic! And the felted horse kit.

What great toys!

PS said...

The Farmers Market Vegetables are great! What fun stuff!! The crowns are great too!

MeadowLark said...

Somehow, even with the Knit your own Gnome kit, I don't think I'd be able to knit one. So perhaps I should win one.

But I am thinking of buying the farmer's market with the watermelon. Nothing is cuter than watermelon!

tarynhopper said...

I love teh gnome home and the Knotty Doll Teethers.

Genevieve P said...

Ok, this is my new favorite site. And everything's affordable--not always the case w/ the cool Waldorfy stuff. I love the Felted Crowns, the Waldorf inspired wool play set, the Rainbow Bunting Baby set, the Farmer's market sets, the fruit bowl, the kits, and, ummm, pretty much everything else!

MaryBeth said...

i think the car and road set is really creative. thanks!

aspritzofsis said...

Had to giggle at the felted snake and egg kit. Snakes with googly eyes, they don't get any cuter than that!

Kathleen said...

I love the Gnome Home! Love it.

misty said...

I love the Wee Woolie Balls. My daughter has a ball obsession. She would love them. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo@hughes.net

chickamonpie said...

Sheep Pillow Traditional Rug Hooking looks cool. My kiddos love sheepies!

ticole96 said...

I really like the felted horse kits. Everything is so nice! My grandma loves gnomes, and I would give it to her if I won... thanks!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Tif said...

Well, my DD's new gnome would need the gnome home, of course!

michelle said...

I like the Farmers Market Wool Veggie Set. We go to the farmers markets weekly, so this would be a fun pretend play toy

Mary512 said...

I like the Farmers market you pick fruit. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mrs Slaboda said...

The horses are adorable! I love them all!

Ginny said...

My daughter would love that felt horse kit. I love the gnomes & the girl felt dolls. Great stuff at that etsy shop!

Jen Mc said...

The Wee Woolie Lovies is really cute and he looks super soft too!

windycindy said...

Good Evening, What wonderful items they have on their site. I love all of it! I really like the "Farmers Market Wool Veggie" Set! Please enter me in your drawing for one of the Gnomes. Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[t]hotmail[dot]com

Kristinia said...

The sheep pillows are too cute! Everything is very adorable ! I bookmarked them on my Etsy!

Mimi & Moe's Mom said...

I love the felted horses! Everything looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

maeflower said...

I love the wool salad!!

Rockin' Mama said...

I really like the Waldorf inspired wool play set!!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Green & Clean Mom said...

The wool salad is cute but the crowns are the best. My kids are into make believe right now and they'd love these. We make paper crowns. What an adorable store.

julie said...

I love the rainbow bunting babies
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Doreen said...

Awww I want a cool gnome!! :) The Knotty Doll Teething Toys are cute!!

Bhav said...

What a fabulous store..I love everything there. I loved the Gnome Home...soo cute!
bvbabybv at gmail.com

CJW's folks said...

I love all the food items!! Play food, yeah!!!

Reiza said...

The crown and wand set is my favorite, although, all those Waldorf inspired play sets are super cute too.

marisamcdee said...

Everything is so cute, but I love the the felted cradle and baby, and the felted snakes. What a fun site!

Cuddle Cottage said...

Ach, but those gnomes are cute! I love the newborn felted wool slippers embellished with sheep. And I know you've mentioned them, but the farmers market fruit and veg selections are adorable!

maryg said...

I would love the felted snakes. My boys would go nuts over them!

nor_lou said...

Felted horse kit

Just.Me said...

I love the Fuzzy Bear Dressed in Wool!

elizcosta said...

I love the wool salad! ANd everything els. I can knit but have trouble getting even a scarf finished!

bison61 said...

I like the Waldorf inspired wool play set

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

queenoftheclick said...

The felted horse kit would make a wonderful gift for a little girl.

I would love to win a gnome for my garden.

Amira M said...

the handspun shorties are so nice! i wish i had this talent

blueviolet said...

I think the felt bunting newborn slippers are adorable!

pinkeareddog said...

This shop is adorable. I especially like the sheep pillow.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10616231
The color, the fuzziness. . .

Thanks for entering me.

pinkeareddog@gmail.com

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

OMG.. I MUST have a gnome!!!.. I love the sheep pillows too :)

I blogged you on Prize-A-Tron!
http://www.prizeatron.com

Joanne said...

What a lovely shop and I love that the items are made on a family farm. The Waldorf Inspired playset is my favourite - I could see either a girl or a boy having hours of fun. What a great idea for open-ended play. Thank you for a such a nice giveaway.

TheAngelForever said...

Gorgeous creations! I really like the Wool Salad :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

camper223 said...

I'm always looking for gadgets and items that are unique and make life easier. I really like the blue fuzzy bear.
If I win I would choose the blue gnome.
this reminds me of the movie agnome named gnorm my daughter had saw years ago and wanted to watch again.
Would make a great gift for my grandson due in sept.
Thank you....

Carly & Garrett said...

The babydoll and felted horse kit are precious! What a cute shop. I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

- Marybeth I. said...

Rainbow Bunting Baby set - too cute - my girls would LOVE these :)

Cheri said...

Wow, what a great site! Very unique items. I love the wool car and road. I have never seen anything like it. I just might have to go back and buy it for my son!
markncheri@msn.com

Suzie G. said...

There are some really different items in there that look really nice. I like the knotty teething babies and the mama doll with the little baby.

Sunshine Mama said...

I like the Waldorf inspired wool play set in purple.

Paige said...

Who would ever think to knit a gnome? That is really original. I like the sheep pillows, too.

JNM said...

I love the Waldorf inspired wool play set---so fun and different.

craftylady5780 said...

Where do you begin w/ this one! I want it ALL! I want to learn to knit it all too. I think you would find ME playing w/ her toys... FUN!

Becca said...

I love the purple wand and crown set.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Amaiyume said...

I'd love to juggle withe the Felt Balls :)

Those are my second favorites after the knitted gnomes.

[amaiyume (at) gmail.com]

Christi said...

Oh I want these soaker shorts for my baby girl!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12368539

Team Morris said...

I love the Wee Woolie Balls. Wow! You're right. I couldn't stop looking at all of the things on the site! I'm hooked, too!!! :)

Lisa said...

I like the Hand woven wool purse with the butterfly. Thanks!

yyeres said...

i like Wool and Cashmere Bear

Danielle said...

Traditonal Rug Hooking Sheep Pillow
So cute!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

kaylee8 said...

Love the so soft babydoll with blanket - very cute!

Anne said...

Very nice site. I like the wool diaper cover shorts. They would be so cute under dresses!

quitecontrary1977 said...

yes, the diaper covers are very nice, but i'm lonely and must have a gnome!

Channah said...

I love the sheep pillow! And the gnomes are so cute!!

Brooke said...

I love the Summer Fun Craft Kit.

klp1965 said...

love the Waldorf inspired wool play set

Sara DMS said...

I love the Knotty Doll Teething Toy, and really all the towel dolls. So cute!

sara_demaster at yahoo dot com

KarlaN said...

I love woolies!!!
I want to buy them for all my friends babies and my puppy Dulce.

knn0616 at yahoo dot com

calgirl said...

Felted yarn bowl knitting kit and the So Soft Baby Doll with blanket are my favorites

Samantha P said...

the Wool and Cashmere Bear is the cutest!