I know that many of my friends in the blogiverse have already discovered mamaroots on etsy, but I couldn't let her go unrecognized on Handmade Fridays. Her handmade wooden toys are simple and lovely. We especially love the storybook sets she makes. Mamaroots has also been hosting giveaways on Monster Mondays on her blog. Below are two of our favorite sets from mamaroots:
My husband, Paul, has long been fascinated by all aspects of cryptozoology (we won't mention his retirement dreams of buying a house on Lake Champlain and a pair of binoculars) so when I saw this adorable Nessie on mamaroots, I knew she needed to be part of our family. She was intended for Finn, but was purchased when he was quite young, so she's been hiding in our closet for some time (not surprising for a Nessie, is it?) We're now thinking she might make a Halloween fairy debut (in exchange for Finn's yucky Halloween candy, a la Frontier Dream's idea).
Our very favorite handmade set from mamaroots are animals and a mitten from the book Any room for me? These adorable animals generously make room for one another in this beautifully illustrated version of the Ukrainian folktale. Mamaroots wooden animals and repurposed-wool mitten make this book come alive in our home as we place each animal snuggly in the mitten during the reading.
What handmades are you loving right now?