Little Woodlanders Giveaway!

Today’s giveaway is courtesy of Rachel from Little Woodlanders!  Her shop is full of loveliness, and I am pleased to introduce her here today.  I asked Rachel to share a little about how Little Woodlanders began:

I started making wooden toys for my children shortly after I discovered the Waldorf ideas about play.  I love the idea of open-ended toys, made of beautiful natural materials, which allow children to use their imagination.
My inspiration mostly comes from my children.  I see what they like to play with and talk about, and often get ideas from them that way.  I also get ideas from going outside and from storybooks.
I opened my Etsy shop in January 2012, so I’ve been going a little over a year.  I started making wooden toys a couple months before that, as Christmas presents for my girls.

My favorite thing about my business is knowing that I’m making natural, handmade, open ended toys for children all around the world that will allow them to learn, use their imagination and have fun!
You can ‘Like’ my facebook page to hear about new products, sales, and for sneak peeks!  You can also follow me on Twitter and visit my blog!

For today’s giveaway I am offering one winner a butterfly life cycle set, and a knitting fork.  The wooden toy life cycle of a butterfly set comes with a leaf, an egg, a caterpillar, a cocoon, and a butterfly.  The set is made of hardwoods and painted with AP Certified non-toxic watercolours The cocoon is not painted, it is naturally brown wood.  A great toy for learning while playing, and also a wonderful storytelling companion!

The knitting fork, also called a lucet, is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods, to create cords that were used on clothing, or to hang items from the belt.  Lucet cord is square and strong.  Luceting is fun and relaxing, can be learned from about age 4, and you can do lots of creative and fun things with the cord.  See my video here on how to use a lucet!

Rachel is also offering 15% off all orders through March 10.  Use coupon code SMALLTHINGS15

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments will close and a winner will be chosen on Monday, March 4.  The winner will be announced within this post.


Comments are closed.  The winner is Heather:  Such lovely things!  I’ve never heard of a Lucet; my 9 year old son wants to learn to knit, wouldn’t that be a great introduction!


Thanks, Rachel and Little Woodlanders!

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  1. These are so pretty!! Thank you for this giveaway!

  2. Bobbie H says:

    My children are all hgrown but I have a bunch of grandchildren and LOVE your Blog!

  3. Tiffany says:

    So lovely!

  4. Corey Z. says:

    Love these fun folk-art toys!

  5. Bernadette says:

    What beautiful toys!

  6. Rose Shopen-Klassen says:

    The wooden toys are so lovely. I especially enjoy the life of the caterpillar. What beautiful work.

  7. Melissa says:

    My daughter would love this! Beautiful creations!

  8. Little Woodlanders makes such beautiful things! They have inspired me tons in getting creative with what I’ll want my kids to play with.

  9. I would love to learn how to use the knitting tool with my son!

  10. How fun! I would love to win 🙂

  11. Hippimama says:

    What fun! I would love to win.

  12. What a lovely giveaway – thank you!

  13. Ginger G. says:

    oh my gosh, how cute! Love them all!

  14. Yes please!

  15. I’m fascinated by the lucet and would love to try it.

  16. Meredith says:


  17. Love the knitting fork. beautiful toys!!

  18. Such beautiful things! Lovely craftmanship:-)

  19. How lovely! My bigger little (almost 3) is heavily into ‘how things grow’ – he would LOVE the butterfly cycle. Gorgeous!

  20. Cathy L says:

    Beautiful toys. Love the way the colors look on wood.

  21. Oh my word I love the knitting fork! My four year old would love it!!!!

  22. What lovely things! Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I’m the lucky winner. 🙂

  23. Naomi H says:

    What lovely work!

  24. My little ladies would love these. How beautiful and whimsical.

  25. What beautiful toys! They are true heirlooms. Thank you for sharing!

  26. These are beautiful! And I love that the set is gender neutral. Perfect for my girl and boys.

  27. oh my goodness these are darling! Great giveaway!

  28. Alyssa P says:

    What beautiful creations! Love the natural materials and the wonderful shapes and colors!

  29. Beautiful toys! So many possibilities!

  30. Kristin says:

    Such beautiful toys

  31. LOVE!

  32. Those are sweet and inspiring little toys that truly look like they are made with love! I am sure they will be well loved by some little ones.

  33. Wow! Beautiful work. We were at a butterfly garden, yesterday. We shedded our winter coats from the outside temperature to enjoy the garden at 86 degrees f. It was a great family trip and our son had a beautiful look of wonder watching the butterflies.

  34. Melissa says:

    Too cute! My kiddos would love these!

  35. These are very cute, and the fork would be neat to try also

  36. So precious!

  37. Allison says:

    I really like the life cycle set!

  38. Beautiful creations! Thank you for the chance to win.

  39. how fun for a knitting family to include the little ones!

  40. How exciting. I love the knitting tool. I’m hopeful my little guy can use one!

  41. Interesting and cute! Thanks!