Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Messanger Owls, Monkeys, Dinosaurs Oh mY!

I think I've been dreaming, I keep having visions of delicious little sock monkeys, felt dinosaurs lined with beautiful ribbons, and adorable messenger owls who pass notes and goodies just for me!

The Willow Tree on Etsy offers an assortment of beautiful plush hand made goodies. I was first drawn to her gorgeous little Busyfingers Babybuddies Dinosaur, the perfect little companion for infants and toddlers. He is perfectly sized for little hands, narrow around the middle its easy for them to grab and his ribbons are longer than most that we have seen, which makes for great practice for babies to practice their grabbing skills.

I actually came for the dinosaur but when Willow Tree sent me over one of their messenger owls I fell in love.

The Messenger Owl is a small little felt owl with a long ribbon loop at the top. He looks innocent enough but the fun is really in how you decide to use him! Personally I have big plans for our owl. Once Connor is old enough to understand I plan on using him to write him love notes that the Owl will deliver to him at night while he sleeps! Not to mention how useful he will become once we loose that first tooth, can you even imagine how difficult it must be for the Tooth Fairy to lift all those heads at night to collect the teeth under kids pillows? Why make her work any harder when we can leave those precious little teeth tucked away in our Owl so she can collect them and leave wonderful goodies behind.

If Dinosaurs and Owls are not your thing, you really must check out The Willow Tree's sock creature collection. They are so beautiful it will almost make you feel guilty giving them to the kids to get dirty!

Head on over to The Willow Tree and check out her entire collection! The Willow Tree sent over a Dinosaur to give away to one lucky reader!


To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out The Willow Tree and tell us which product from their entire line are you most excited about and why.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end June 3rd at midnight!

138 Comments:

Naomi said...

the happy cloud and the dinosaur are my favorites! so sweet.

Kim said...

I love the lavender flower but a custom owl would be hard to resist. My 13 month old would love them all. She loves anything with ribbon loops.

mannequin said...

Oh...I found Sock Monkey...Sophisticated Sophie. I adore sock monkeys and can you believe? I have met 3 people that had absolutely no idea what sock monkeys are. My child has never outgrown them !
It would be fun to find the perfect place for that owl!

Mary512 said...

I love the BusyFingers BabyBuddy - happy rain cloud plush infant tag toy. Adorable! Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:
http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/05/giveaways-over-at-seven-dogs-and-baby_27.html
Thanks again!

The Mama Hood said...

I love the Messenger Owl, because my husband and me and my kids all love to write kind and loving notes to one another! BusyFingers BabyBuddy - lavender flower plush infant tag toy is my favorite too!

The Mama Hood said...

I am also a subscriber! Thanks for wonderful giveaways!

julie said...

The happy rain cloud is too cute for my nephew who is 3 mos...it just looks so happy.
3beez at bellsouth dot net

mar said...

The Busy Fingers Baby Buddies is the product I am most excited about because my grandsons would love them! Thank you for the contest

blueviolet said...

I think I'm most fired up over the custom messenger owl. Kids love to receive little notes soooo much and I love to give them! I think the tooth fairy has the perfect place to deliver with this too. Also, I love to do scavenger hunts for my kids and it would be the starting point for clue #1. But, I also love that tag toy dinosaur. I think babies would just love that!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Michael said...

I love the Sock Monkey. My daughter is a little fanatical about monkey's.

emcdonald said...

Sock Monkeys! Sock Monkeys! Sock Monkeys! I love sock monkeys and the ones at the Willow Tree are so adorable! I also love the little birdies! emcdonald@interiority.org

gkstratos said...

The Japanese Owls 2 Little Girls Purse is my favorite. I think it's the perfect size for my young lady.

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber

jenny said...

wow how cute every thing is and well i'm a big sock monkey fan but well i even love the other things as well any yes i love to win this for my little one thanks

Andrea said...

I like the Sock Monkey - Sophisticated Sofie. I thin sock monkeys are so cute and it reminds me of my hubby's when he was a little guy.

Katie said...

Sock Monkey - Sunny Polka Dots is so adorable. My daughter would love to carry that around. So very cute. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

louiseb130 said...

The Busy Fingers Baby Buddy is cute

TheAngelForever said...

Love the Owl Messenger. I agree with what you said I think it would be wonderful for the Tooth Fairy to have. My oldest is going to need one soon.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

Extra Credit:
I subscribe to your blog with RSS feed :)

Beverley said...

The Sock Monkey - Sparkles is very pleasant. I think my grandson would really enjoy cuddling with it.

jenny said...

well just incase i for got to get in on this one and well i'm a big sock monkey fan but i love to win the dino for my little one thanks

gunzie said...

I absolutely love the sock monkey: sunny polka dots. He's funny, sweet and pink!!!
Thanks for the great giveaway.

gunzie said...

I am also a subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway.

misty said...

I like the messenger owl because my family and I are always leaving little notes. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

Stacey Moore said...

ella loves the Sock Creature - Daisy the Dalmatian!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Sarah Fischer said...

I like the Nightmare Snatcher Journal- Swampmop! it's awesome!

Sarah F
bloominwild89@yahoo.com

LINDALSHOT said...

The Messenger Owl is so cute. And what a cute way to communicate.

Kara said...

I love the sock monkeys, my daughter and husband share an obsession with all things monkey, and she'd love the Sunny Polka Dot sock monkey!

Kristinia said...

Love the Little Girl Purse - Japanese Owls 2!

Kristinia said...

We are subscribed to your feed via e-mail

Kristinia said...

And your added to my bloggy sidebar: http://kristiniac.blogspot.com !

Love your finds!

Grateful Gramma said...

Sparkles is adorable! Also like the hop hop jumping frog purse.

I subscribe too!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Love the Busy Fingers Dino. My 19 month old would love all those ribbons sticking out!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

blogged ya here;

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/05/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore_28.html

windycindy said...

Hi, Her items are very well made! I can see the quality in them. I am partial to the Sock Monkey named
"Sparkles!" Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

B said...

I love the messenger owl...very very cute!
Thanks!
Bhavana
bvbabybv at gmail.com

Kari said...

I love them all, but hold a special place in my heart for the monkey :) Thank you for another wonderful giveaway!

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vboackle said...

i like the sock monkey because my grandson is just starting to giggle and this would get him going.

jassmg2024 said...

Definitly the sock monkey! But Daisy is cute too!

arbrashears said...

What fun things! I adore the Sunny Polka Dots Sock Monkey! I love it for it's bright colors, that although it is a sock monkey, it is very different and "non traditional" in comparison to other sock monkey's -- and is just so fun, kind, and inviting looking. I know my daughter woould instantly love it. How could it not become and instant friend! Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing the site. The items there are lovely!

arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

Leisa Wooten said...

Sock monkey please, please, please. My little 2 yr old might stop screaming if I give it to her!

laura said...

I love the dinosaur taggie! What a great idea, and take on the taggie blankets that have become all the rage. I love solid ideas that get reinvented with a twist! Too cool.

The owl tooth pillow is also a great idea! I dont know how my mom snuck under my pillow without me waking up... but she did it every time. :)
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

jdine said...

I love the Sock Monkey in Sunny Polka Dots.

mogrill said...

The sock monkey is too cute!

littlelatina said...

I love the busyfinger green dino. He's very original and I also like sophisticated sophie

Teri said...

Love the Sunny Polka Dots Sock Monkey. An old classic with a modern twist!

Teri said...

Love Sunny Polka Dots Sock Monkey..because she's an old classic with a modern twist!

Kasey said...

Daisy the Dalmation is the cutest! A simple toy that brings back my own memories of my grandmother making sock puppets for me when I was little. A little bit of the past that has been updated and will joy to any child that recieves it.

beaus_dorei@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

the sock monkey is adorable and safe.

jennem said...

Little Girl Purse - Lavendar Vintage Playtime. I have a little girl, but to be honest I'd love this for my cel phone and keys.

Aubrey said...

The monkey looks really cute - my son LOVES monkeys!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the sock monkey! So cute!

Leslie said...

The Sparkles Sock Monkey is just adorable.

Princess Golden Hair said...

i've always liked the sock monkey. grandma made me one and it was my faithful friend for years. it's gone now and i can't sew worth a lick. it would be great to have a new one for lil

Emilie said...

I like the cloud infant toy or the dinosaur you have featured. The sock monkeys are really adorable, too!

Sharla said...

Well, I have to admit that the dinosaur is my favorite because all of my boys are dinosaur freaks but I love the Happy Rain Cloud to teach about weather too.

sharlacarbine at gmail dot com

Heather Brandt said...

I love the line of Busyfingers Babybuddies, especially the Dinosaur one. (I also like the Sock monkey line) I would love the Busyfingers Babybuddies for the little one we are adopting from Russia. He will be a toddler more than likely when we are able to bring him home.

heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

our adoption story: www.russianblessings.wordpress.com

melonkelli said...

I'd love the BusyFingers BabyBuddy - happy rain cloud plush infant tag toy for my daughter. She's my cloud -- as opposed to my "suns" (sons).

Carly & Garrett said...

I love the sock monkey Sparkles. So cute! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!

carlyharrell@yahoo.com

PS said...

I love the Sock Monkey - Sunny Polka Dots! How cute is she!! What a fun take on the boring old sock monkey!!!

Kathleen W. said...

The Baby Buddy plush dinosaur is so cute...it makes me want to sew something myself!

CanCan said...

I like that cute little storm cloud. the busy fingers baby buddy!

Kate Etue said...

I love the messenger owl

Kristie said...

I think the "Little Girl Purse - Lavendar Vintage Playtime" is adorable. My daughter would love playing with it!

Neen said...

I have to go with the sock monkey

EJW said...

The happy cloud is super cute!

JNM said...

I love the rain cloud! What a fun, hands-on way to teach about the weather.

Cuddle Cottage said...

I blogged about your contest here:
http://cuddlecottage.blogspot.com/2008/05/giveaways-galore-from-seven-dogs-and.html

Deanne02 said...

Busy Fingers Baby Bud (DIno). I like the tags on it. My son, now 7 months has developed quite a facination with tags, so I know he'd love this.

Tara Hill said...

I like the sock monkey, Sparkles. It just looks like a lot of fun to play with! Thanks!
ralphandtara at gmail dot com

Jocelyn said...

Little Girl Purse in Lavender Vintage. I woule love to have a collection of purses for my daughter to play with as she gets older. And, that one is so sweet! What pretty fabric!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I like the smiling rain cloud! It just goes to show you that rainy days bring rainbows and smiles!

Danielle said...

The sophisticated sock monkey is adorable!

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

VickeC said...

Oh we love the Sock Monkeys too,but my little guys would love anything,an ive got 2 more grandbabies on the way,so please count us in,thanks


vlbelk@hotmail.com

grommom said...

we are quite the dino house here, so my son would love to give the plush dino to his little sister

Kristy Blanco said...

The BusyFingers BabyBuddy happy rain cloud plush infant tag toy is an ingenious idea. It would make an adorable for gift for my best friend who is expecting her first child next month!

miriama said...

I like Sparkles the sock monkey because one of my daughters used to have a sock monkey and it brings back such memories.

Ellie said...

I love the BusyFingers BabyBuddy toys! Especially the rain cloud.

mom2boys said...

My son would love the Busyfingers Dino. Thanks!

kdkdkd said...

that dinosaur is my favorite thing in the shop, although the owls are cool and very retro. My son is SO all about dinosaur.

nknk said...

I love Sock Monkey - Sunny Polka Dots! Love the colors, so bright and cheery!
Thanks :)

Moms and Two Boys said...

sparkles the sock monkey rocks! I love the purple and grey, and my son saw it and shouted "mun-keeeeeey"

Staci said...

Sock Creature - Daisy the Dalmatian would be absolutely perfect for my two year old. Dog is one of the only words she knows and is sure to say it every time she sees one. She would love it!

Mommy said...

These toys are so cute! But I also love the little girl's purse. My daughter loves to put things into and pull things out of my purse. Having her own would delight her! Good idea.

bethany said...

Love the owls! What a great shop! Thanks!

tutugirl said...

I love the happy rain cloud. All those beautiful ribbons for little fingers to rub and a great way to talk about how the clouds bring rain and then rainbows.

Reiza said...

I looked through the store and still came back to one you featured.

I'd love to get the BusyFingers BabyBuddy - green dino plush infant tag toy.

My nephew's nickname is in honor of a dinosaur, so I'd love to give this to him.

Katie said...

I love the Little Girl Purse - Japanese Owls 2. I'm so excited to have a daughter that can have all this super cute girly stuff!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

peekab00 said...

BusyFingers BabyBuddy - green dino plush infant tag toy

this caught my eye from the begining...

Thank you
Lisa C.
Luvmytwinz at gmail dot com

CJW's folks said...

Awww, the happy rain cloud, for those of us here in Seattle. =]

Marci said...

I LOVE Sparkles the Sock Monkey! She is so cute. I had a sock monkey when I was little and I love that this one is girly :-)!

Marci said...

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Kathleen said...

Happy rain cloud!

bison61 said...

the Sock Monkey-My grandson has a thing about monkeys, he would love it

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

cpullum said...

I love the BusyFingers BabyBuddy
cpullum@yahoo.com

PiesBonitos said...

Oh lala , love the sock monkey-sunny polka dots! The monkeys I've seen in the past are so boy-ish. This one screams girl!

Carrie
mountainrailway at gmail dot com

Pamela said...

I love the Sock Monkey - Sophisticated Sofie. I call my baby a silly monkey all the time. :)

xoxoxox said...

I love sparkles the sock monkey

Molly C. said...

The Happy raincloud is adorable!

chickamonpie said...

Little Girl Purse - Lavendar Vintage Playtime would be perfect for my daughter and my son would love the little dino for his very busy hands. Love them

Amira M said...

when i saw the happy raincloud it reminded me on my childhood for some reason...i really like the little girls bag. Its the perfect size and is very pretty

Becca said...

My favorite is Daisy the Dalmation. And I love your idea about using the Messenger Owl for lost teeth. You're really thinking ahead!
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Samantha said...

I like the Sock Monkey Sophisticated Sophie! She is very cute. Thanks! uke9000 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa said...

Well... I think I actually like your giveaway item the best! Because I love the taggy concept and think it is a great idea to combine with an animal. But next I would choose the Sunny Polka Dots sock monkey. I love sock monkeys anyway because of their retro feel, and those colors would be so great for my little girl due any day!

Jinxy & Me said...

The Sunny Polka Dots Sock Monkey is soooooo cute!

jennmalan said...

love the busyfinger green dino its really cute

sachidewey said...

I love the rain cloud, especially because my son is really excited by the sky right now!

Liz Varghese said...

They are all so great and fun. I would love to get the owl for my son. Nice that I can hang this on the door or attach it to his diaper bag when we are out and about. Thanks!

hosannah@gmail.com

carissaad said...

BusyFingers BabyBuddy - happy rain cloud plush infant tag toy...it looks like it's raining rainbows.

carissaad at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

BusyFingers BabyBuddy

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

mommysweeps said...

believe it or not, I like the dinosaur one the best...
thanks for the giveaway...

2nd fav is the sock monkey

Doreen said...

Love the Happy Rain Cloud!! Love the Rainbow taggie! This was the main 1 thing that brought a SMILE to my face! :) It's so cute and promising that even though there may be clouds arising, the rainbow is never far off. :)I'm subs to your feeds!

Wendy said...

Sock Monkey Sophisticated Sophie would be great for my boy -- he loves monkeys so much!

yellowlabs said...

I love the Sock Monkey

Ardy22 said...

The Sock Monkey is so cute and adorable

jaydonco1 said...

Sophisticated Sophie Sock Monkey, cause I love them and my kids love them!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

ssmina said...

sock monkey thanks!

Keket said...

The messenger owl is definitely my favorite. All them are actually really cute.

ssmina said...

sock monkey thanks

purango said...

I am excited by Sock Monkey-Sparkles because my granddaughter would fall in love with it and it would become her best friend. garrettsambo@aol.com

Heather said...

I just LOVE the Sock Monkey - Sunny Polka Dots!!

Sara DMS said...

The Sophisticated Sofie Sock Monkey is adorable! As is the red bird tag toy. Hope I win the dino for my daughter or my nephew!

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Sara DMS said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed too!

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klp1965 said...

the sock monkey brings back memories :)

dvice said...

BusyFingers BabyBuddy - happy rain cloud plush infant tag toy - my daughter would love the tags

Amanda said...

I love the messenger owl and the sock monkey!

Eileen said...

I am excited about the "Sock Monkey - Sunny Polka Dots" He is TOO CUTE. I have heard about people making them, but I don't have the time ... well OR the patience! LOL

E-mail is on my blog! Thanks!

FawnGeorge said...

The Sock Creature-Dalmation Dog I just think is so adorable. I love dalmations.

mammalnut2000@yahoo.com

fancyfeet48 said...

Love the Busy Fingers Dino

rosannepm said...

Sock Momkey-Rockford, IL is famous for them
rossans4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Love the owl door hanger; however the dino is too keep also. Thanks SW

Renee G said...

I love the Sock Monkey - Sunny polka dots. It's so bright and cheery and looks soft too.

rsgrandinetti @ yahoo. com

donna444444 said...

I like the Sock Monkey - Sparkles.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the Sock Monkey!:)

lilyk said...

I love the Sock Creature - Daisy the Dalmatian!

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