Due to complications from Rebekah’s kiln, we are mixing up the giveaways this month. This week’s giveaway is for this sweet wooden ladybug by Chris of mamaroots.com!
I just love ladybugs. As a child, I remember the dark red ladybugs all over my yard. They fascinated me! Ladybugs play a crucial role in nature but sadly, what was once a popular site has been on the decline as pesticide use grew. The Lost Ladybug Project was started to start tracking the Nine-spotted Ladybug and other native species on the decline to help repopulate North America with ladybugs. For more information, check out their website!
Chris hand makes all her wooden toys, sands them down, hand stamps or wood burns them, paints them with all natural watercolors and seals them with a all natural homemade sealer to give them a softly buffed shine that delights both children and adults alike. Her collections often feature characters from story books, Waldorf and Montessori inspired learning tools and small journals that are perfect for younger kids learning to write and draw nature journal style. All these items and more can be found in her fun etsy shop. You’ll find all sorts of inspiration for storytelling, birthday celebrations, play time, nature tables and more. I adore her Fiona Firefly (another childhood favorite insect)!
If you’d like to become a fan of Chris’ Facebook page, you can find it here.
If you’d like a chance to win this wooden fawn, leave a comment. For more chances, leave a separate comment each time you do one of the following:
-Kids, you get 1 extra point for being a kid! Leave a comment telling me how old you are and what you like best about Herbal Roots zine.
-blog about this contest
-tell me what item you like best in her shop
-Facebook/Myspace/Tweet about it
-Post some pictures of your August activities using Herbal Roots on the Flickr Group Page
-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter
-follow Herbal Roots on Pinterest
Sign up by midnight on Sunday, August 19, 2012 and I’ll announce a winner on Monday, August 20, 2012. Thanks and good luck!
Congratulations to Vida! Your name was selected for the bottle of Holy Basil tincture from Aquarian Bath. Vida, I’ll be in touch via email for your address.