NOTCOT Giveaway 5: Fawn & Forest- 11.21.08
TO WIN: Leave a comment ~ this time tell us something fun about kids toys! ENTER BY 11/24. WINNER: Michal in Florida!
On to giveaway #5 ~ our friends at Fawn & Forest always find the most amazing kids gear - from furniture to clothing to really really fun toys and they have found that perfect balance between modern and eco-friendly! So for this giveaway, they’ve generously offered a bundle of woody goodness for kids (ok, or some for you and some to share with the kids)…
See more closeups of the products below, as well as stories behind the designers, and a coupon to Fawn & Forest!
Earnest Effort rattles are made for the enjoyment of both children and adults. Babies love to teeth and grasp the natural textures of the woods, which are finished with Clapham’s beeswax (a non-toxic food-safe finish). People who have grown up with EF rattles are now returning to chose rattles for their own children.
Each hand crafted wood rattles is filled with lentils or beans and is available in 6 woods - walnut, myrtle, curly maple, chinkapin oak, madrone, and cherry. Made of wood that would have otherwise been scraps or of wood that has been reclaimed. They each have beautiful tones for musical accompaniment and are hand-sanded to a fine, smooth texture. Roughly measures 5”x2”.
About the designers:
Our home on Lasting Laughter Asylum Farm is nestled in beautiful Olalla Valley and shadowed by the Pacific Coast Range in SW Oregon. We are a husband and wife team and sell our wares at art festivals and stores throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Eugene, Oregon’s famous Saturday Market. Our artwork has been bringing new life to woods discarded by humans and nature for over twenty years.
From the Fawn & Forest Naef Juba page:
Naef Juba: designed by Xavier De Clippeleir in 1983 for Naef Toys, Switzerland . Juba masters every move! This little caterpillar’s ability to twist and turn delights both adults and children. Juba received the Form design award in 2000. Available in red, green, blue or yellow/orange.
Each YoYo is one-of-kind and has its own unique character. They are made with various sustainably harvested woods from our own tiny forest! The wood is carefully selected, hand cut, meticulously sanded and finished with natural shellac, then assembled with the utmost care. The strings are 100% cotton, professional Yo Yo strings! Each YoYo measure approximately 2” diameter.
Before leaving the shop, they must pass rigorous testing by Ben himself, to insure that you will receive a quality product that works like a charm! Varied woods.
About the designers:
Ben Floeter & Natalie Wright of “Suddenly, It’s Real!” live in a tiny tree house in a tiny forest in the mid-west. When they aren’t busy crafting their goods in the studio, they can be found in the kitchen cooking up treats, riding their bikes in the country, writing stories, thrifting, or drawing up plans for a bigger, better tree house! Ben is the woodworker and he uses only recycled or sustainably harvested woods. The YoYo’s actually grow in the tiny forest where they live!