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Woolhalla Interview and Giveaway

Comments on this giveaway are now closed and the winner has been announced at the bottom of the post.

 

This week’s interview and giveaway is coming from Natalie who keeps shop at Woolhalla. Let’s get to Natalie a little better.
Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a WAHM who likes to design & makes wool felt toys & waldorf-style dolls. I also run a supplies company so my craft stash never runs dry! My three children (plus 2 dogs & 1 cat) keep me quite busy, but I often find a little time to enjoy the outdoors or referee roller derby games.

What inspires your creations?
My children and all the other children out there inspire me to create natural material play options.

What are your favorite materials to use?
Silk, wool and cotton are my top 3.

How do you balance you family life with creating?

[ya, I better think about that!]

How did you get started in your craft?
When I lived in Holland about 15 years ago, I was introduced to doll making and handwork and took some classes there~  it was love at first sight :o)

What thoughts do you have for parents on the importance of natural toys for creative play?
I think children naturally gravitate to the warmth of natural toys and when they have more open-ended toys they engage their imagination more.  A great example is playsilks, they seem to be used for decorating, dressing up, carrying dolls, and even tying small bikes together!

Today Natalie is offering a wool felt horse and dollhouse doll. The horse is a 3/4 size version of her horse pattern so that it is in scale with the dollhouse doll, which is approx. 11 cm/4.5″ high.

Here’s how to enter;
Visit Woolhallaand leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite item in her shop is.

For additional entries;

(leave a separate comment for each entry, if you don’t, they count as one)

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Giveaway is open wordwide.

We will choose a winner randomly on December 20th, 2011. Please, make sure we have a way to contact you!

More places you can find Natalie

Facebook

Twitter

Etsy

Blog

 

The winner is comment #6, Andrea!

 

Julie Hunter is a wife and mama, raising 3 spirited girls, two babydoll sheep, angora rabbits and a gaggle of chickens and ducks in the North Carolina Foothills. She spends her days at home, crafting with her children, homeschooling, taking long gathering walks in the woods and knitting Waldorf-inspired toys. You can find her blogging and keeping shop at This Cosy Life.

66 thoughts on “Woolhalla Interview and Giveaway

  1. I just love that little polar bear! They are a favorite of our family.
    -violet

  2. I follow the NaturalKids blog through my Google mobile reader.

  3. I ‘like’ Woolhalla on fb.
    -violet

  4. I love that doll house doll, such a cutie!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZiezoDesigns

  5. I follow Natural Kids blog

  6. I like Woolhalla on Facebook (via my ziezo account)

    ziezodesigns at gmail dot com

  7. Felt Horse, We all love horses here especially my daughter.

  8. I follow this Blog!

  9. The felt horses are really sweet.

  10. the felt horses are my fav! and i know a little boy that would love love love to win this!

  11. I love the felt horses! They’re so cute!

  12. Like Woolhalla on FB

  13. I love Woolhalla! I have the horse pattern, and her instructions are so clear and easy to follow! I would love that polar bear pattern. 🙂

  14. I follow this blog

  15. I am a fan of Woolhalla on facebook.

  16. I just love the sweet doll house doll

  17. Twitted

  18. shared enchanted giveaway on my facebook

  19. liked Woolhala on facebook

  20. We love the polar bear- so cute. pls count me in-
    http://www.ladyofthearts.blogspot.com

  21. natalie is so talented and i love her shop! that horse is adorable and i have been meaning to give it a try for a while now…

  22. The little polar bear is so cute!

  23. My favorite are the horses. What can I say, I’m a Kentucky girl and mama of a wannabe cowboy. I follow NaturalKid’s blog and like WoolHalla on facebook. I’m also a little curious as to how WoolHalla got it’s name.

  24. Loving the killer whale!

  25. I love the polar bear.

  26. The bunting baby doll pattern would be lovely – they are so sweet :-), although I know my little fella would be thrilled if I could make him a horse, thanks for the chance 🙂

  27. Love all the De Witte Engel kits! They are wonderful!

  28. I am a FB fan!

  29. I follow your blog!

  30. Love the Woolhala dollhouse dolls!!

  31. Already a fan of Woolhala on FB 🙂

  32. Shared on FB 🙂

  33. I love your dollhouse dolls! they would be perfect for the dollhouse Santa is bringing this year.

  34. Thanks for the chance, our daughters would absolutely LOVE this! I like Woolhalla on Fb.

  35. I *LOVE* the felt horses!!!

  36. The horse is of course a favorite here! So are the little dolls!

  37. I ‘like’ Woolhalla on FB too!

  38. I love Woolhalla’s Doll House Fairies!

    Kimberly

  39. I love your dollhouse girls!!

  40. I follow Woolhalla on FB! xxo

  41. Love you, Natalie! May a person who is as sweet as this treat win it!

  42. I love her dollhouse dolls!!

  43. And am also a FB fan of her 😀 Love you Natalie!!!!! and love your dollhousres and your kits from these amazing dutch dollmakers!!!

  44. I “like” Woolhala on FB.

  45. I love the horses. I have two “in progress” right now – stiching fast – hoping to finish for the holidays! I think the orcas will be next…

  46. I love those cute little horses! So the pdf pattern is my fav!

  47. I like woolhala on fb 🙂

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  49. I swear I commented earlier. I am also a follower of the NaturalKids Blog…
    ~Kim

  50. Not much left in Woolhalla’s etsy store, which is great for her! I love the blonde doll house doll and the felt horses.

  51. I liked Woolhalla on Facebook

  52. I follow Natural Kids blog (and love it!)

  53. Shared on FB 🙂

  54. i love the horse pdf. thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!

  55. new follower (with google reader)!

  56. i like woolhalla on facebook!

  57. Love the dolls!

  58. I love the polar bear pattern. Very unique!!

  59. I’m already a fan on your FB page 🙂

  60. I love the little bunting babies! So sweet!

  61. I love the little fairy doll house girls but of the current avail items- everything rocks 🙂 polar bear is unique for sure!

  62. also liked woolhalla on FB 🙂

  63. The Baby Bunting Pattern is my fave item, I’ve been wanting to make one of thses for a while and her patterns sound amazing.
    Thanks

  64. I love the Orca pattern-great givaway Natalie!

  65. | like the orca the best.

  66. Fantastic.

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