Welcome! I continue my trek backwards through the alphabet to bring to you the most wonderful and imaginative treasures. They are all handmade with natural materials from…yes! the NaturalKids Team on Etsy! This week, we feature wonderful variety of artist from who have one thing in common – they all work with natural materials!
Ulla is the visionary behind GermanDolls. Her shop is a wonderful resource for Waldorf style handmade dolls and doll clothing. All of the items you see in her shop are made by her from patterns she designed. She makes her dolls and doll clothes from natural fibers, wool, cotton, and felt. Here is her custom made Leaf Buddy.
Finns and Flowers is a small husband and wife team family business in the beautifully small and rural community of Palermo Maine. Both are endlessly inspired by their three magical children. “We believe that children need toys that invite them to be active not only physically, but mentally as well. They need toys that are pleasing to look at and enjoyable to touch. Most of all they need toys that are fun and safe!” They don’t paint or stain the wood, but let it be in its natural form. Ten hand rub each wooden toy with either a mixture of beeswax and jojoba oil, or environmentally and child safe linseed oil to further enhance the beauty and protect the wood. Here is their Natural Heart Teether.
FeeVertelaine is located in Canada. Julie is the heart and soul of this “oui” shop. All dolls are earth friendly as they are made with natural quality fiber such as wool, mohair, cotton, and alpaca. Julie says, “I always enjoyed creating, it is my passion, my hobby…it is a part of me, a joy! Through my creations a piece of my soul is revealed. I have a daughter, so the first doll that I did was for her…and now guess what happen???…ha!ha! I couldn’t stop…I had to make more. I just love to create them!” Here’s what’s new from her: Sweet Little Traveling Family House
Those are the featured new items for this week– from sweet play toys to teethers – all from natural materials and from the hands of folks who love nature, children and open ended toys..this is just a small sample of the quality and variety our customers enjoy from the fine crafters and artists of the NaturalKids team.
Rebecca aka Nushkie
Have you met Wildchildwoolies? Let me introduce you! Angela is a stay at home/work at home/homeschooling mom of 5 awesome kids. Wild Child Woolies was born in 2007 after baby #4 sold her on the wonderful world of cloth diapering with wool. She’s a 3rd generation ‘crafter’ for whom it seemed natural to combine her love of wool, her love love of crafting and her entrepreneurial spirit. Here you will find top quality, hand made wool interlock clothing for cloth diapered babies and toddlers.
Here’s her Rainbow Knot Pull On Diaper Cover Diaper
Wool can be formed into so many expressions, like shawls, toys, decor and crowns… Here is another take by the Netherlands’ Viltalakim!
In her own words, “Welcome,here I sell all my unique hand felted items. Vilt is Dutch for Felt. I make everything by the WET-FELT/ wetfelting technique with super soft merino wool. I do this all by hand, without sewing/ knitting first. No washing machine, just my own power! I hope you enjoy my creations. “
Her reverseable kids crown is a favorite worthy of passing down to future generations!
Tweet or Willowbaus works with a variety of materials, including wool and wood.
The designs are “Based on the concept of Wabi Sabi- dedicated to the simplicity and importance of meaningful objects in one’s space. Dedicated to natural, beautiful and time.”
Here is a new treasure that invites another element to join in play…the wind! Enjoy the Sea Urchin Sailboat.
|Hand dyed bamboo hooded towel in batik|
Ticketybu is the home for luxurious bamboo items for home, bath and body. Bu blankets of all sizes, hooded towels, pillow cases, diapers and wipes…
“Tickety Bu? Tickety Bu, also spelled Tickety Boo and Tiggerty Boo, is a phrase that means, “everything’s alright”. There is argument whether it originated in England, Scotland or India and may have come from a Hindi expression “tickee babu” which means “all alright”. It seemed to fit why I love bamboo and why I started the company and honestly, I like the sound of it. It harkens back to a simpler life, just the way things should be.”
Threefishshop specializes in “handcrafted, premium, unique headwear made with the finest natural and organic yarn.
We think it’s important to use the very best materials in our creations to reflect our high standard of craftsmanship. When possible we like to use handcrafted yarn and other materials to support our fellow crafters.”
New to her shop is the Original Waffle Weave Brim Beanie
fun for your child to live in and for photo shoots too!
Thanks for looking! It is a pleasure to bring you all the new treasures from these fine crafts folk/artists. Please visit again next Monday as we make our way through the alphabet, featuring all the fantastic members of the Naturakids team on etsy! Til then, I invite you to browse all our wonderful shops.
Rebecca aka Nushkie