freckles & friends- review (CLOSED)

posted in children, Eco, eco friendly, environment, family, giveaway, kids, review, Toys on by

Wow, where to begin. I love freckles & friends and her Wee Ones. Once I saw these little guys online I had to have one for my girls.

We received our friends recently and instantly fell in love. We got “Piper the Penguin” and “Mimi the Wee Mouse“. I want to start with the package it came in then take you to the stuffies themselves.

The package had a nice shipping label and at tag that said “Open With Care- Love Inside”. I thought that was so sweet and it got us excited to open up to see our new friends. Each friend was wrapped in tissue paper and came with tags on them telling us their name and a little of what they “like”. For instance, Piper likes “salty sardines and the movie ‘Happy Feet'”.

Now to the friends. They are very well put together and are so soft and cuddly. I also love the little heart sewn on the front, it makes it so special. I love that these friends are made of fabric that are remnants left over from other crafts, making sure nothing is wasted.

And the biggest test, does “Lee Lee” like them. I’ll let the picture speak for it’s self.

More about freckles & friends and it’s creator, Cindi.
“Ever since I was a little girl with a face full of freckles I’ve had an affinity for stuffed animals. I grew up in a rural setting so there were no friends next door to join in a game of jump rope. My meager family of stuffed animals – two bears, a squirrel, a dog and a snake (yes a snake) – became my best friends. I talked to them. I read to them. I took them on strolls around the farm. But most of all, I tucked them in each and every night in a long row across my big bed. They had to have the blankets up to their chins, just like me.

Now all grown up I combined my love of soft little plushies with my fondness for sewing and created “freckles & friends.” I took sewing classes in school, but the really good stuff I learned from my Mom — who at age 91 still sews every day. The best trick I learned from Mom? Cut patterns conservatively and never, ever waste a thing. She grew up during the Great Depression; I call her the Original Recycler!

Hence my animals (all my original designs) are small because they are made with remnants of fabric used in other projects.

My “baby safe” animals have been baby-tested and are safe for young children. Of course, as with any toy adult supervision is wise.

Seriously. You need a hug from one of these guys”

Cindi also has another hobby, photography. You can check her out here at her Etsy Shop and Facebook.

Where to Find freckles & friends
Etsy Shop
Facebook
Blog
*If you are in the Denver area, you can find her friends at On A Lark, just west of Wash Park at 849 East Ohio
*If you are in New York City, find her guys at Stoopher & Boots, 385 Amsterdam Avenue
*If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area – Alameda to be specific – her little ones can be found at Modern Mouse, 2228 South Shore Center, Unit A.
——————————–
THE GIVEAWAY
Cindi is so kindly offering one of my readers a Wee One of their choice.

TO ENTER
You MUST do these two things (in ONE comment DO THIS IN ONE COMMENT ONLY OR ELSE ALL OTHER ENTRIES WILL BE DELETED. Sorry for the caps not a lot of people have been following this) before you can get extra entries! Also please make sure you leave an email that I can contact you with if you win.

1. Follow My Blog, link on the right-hand side
2. Visit freckles & friends and let me know which Wee One you would pick if you won.

EXTRA ENTRIES (please leave separate comments for each entry)-

-Follow me, @bassgiraffe on Twitter (1 entry, please leave me your user name)

-Tweet this giveaway and leave a status link (1x daily)
“GIVEAWAY freckles & friends- Wee Ones http://www.bassgiraffe.com/2010/06/freckles-friends.html @bassgiraffe #giveaway”

_”Like” bassgiraffe’s Thoughts on Facebook (2 entries, please leave me your name in comment below)

-“Like” freckles & friends on Facebook (2 entries)

-blog about this giveaway, please leave a link (3 entries, please leave 3 separate comments)

-grab my button (3 entries, please leave a link)

-Digg or Stumble this post, leave me a link to it (3 entries)

-Visit freckles & friends Etsy Shop and add it to your favorite Shop. (1 entry)

A HUGE thank you to Cindi from freckles & friends for sponsoring this giveaway. And thank you all for joining.
———————————————–
* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

** OPEN TO USA & CANADA ONLY!!

*** Giveaway ends July 24th at 11:59PM EST

**** Please do not use more then one account to participate. It’s not fair to others who want to join it. Thank you.