Giveaway Monday – Wooden Shrew from Mamaroots


This week’s giveaway is for an adorable wooden Shrew from Chris of MamaRoots!

Shrews are tiny versions of a combination vole/mole/mouse. I’d never seen one until we moved to our farmette 8 years ago. Most shrews eat insects and sometimes other small animals such as mice, birds and snakes and a few will eat the seeds, vegetation and roots of our beloved herbs.

Luckily, this little fella is wooden so he will only admire your herbs from your nature table or enjoy a play with your kids.

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. Mama Mushroom is stealing my heart right now!

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 shrew, 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 February 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, March 3, 2013 and I’ll announce a winner on Monday, March 4, 2013. Thanks and good luck!


Congratulations to Stacy and her 9 year old daughter Sitaara who’s numbered comment was selected for the Mountain Rose Herbs giveaway!

18 Responses to “Giveaway Monday – Wooden Shrew from Mamaroots”

  1. 1
    Lynn Seddon

    ooh, lovely! my kiddo’s will be along tomorrow to comment on this :)

    Kristine, we dont have slippery Elm in the UK, so thinking of getting the archive for Birch. Would this still be suitable for study in March? (it was a february edition) I cant imagine a month would make too much difference with birch?

    Looking forward to harvesting lots of birch leaves this spring time as it makes a beautiful dye for wool.


  2. 2

    We had shrews in Alaska.

  3. 3

    love the Mama Mushroom!

  4. 4

    shared on FB

  5. 5


  6. 6

    I follow you on twitter @finamoon

  7. 7

    I follow you on Pinterest

  8. 8

    love that little tail!

  9. 9

    my fav item in the shop is the lucky tomten, for sure! thanks for the giveaway!

  10. 10
    Rose Seddon

    Hello Kristine!

    I am Rose & I am seven years old.
    My sister has been learning about Onion & I am looking forward to learning about Rosemary.

  11. 11
    Rose Seddon

    I am very excited to see who wins. I love the little Shrew

  12. 12
    Elianna Seddon

    Hello Kristine my name is Elianna I am 10 years old. My sister is Rosie & she is 7.

    I have chosen to do Rosemary in march with my sister. My mum is going to buy us the Rosemary zine tomorrow!!!

  13. 13
    Elianna Seddon

    I really think the little shrew is cute & would love to win it. I would share it with my sister & we could play with it with our own toys at home.


  14. 14
    Elianna & Rose Seddon

    we like the Tomten best in the shop as we have a story all about the tomten

  15. 15
    Elianna & Rose Seddon

    mum follows you on pinterest!

  16. 16
    Elianna Seddon

    I have posted on the flickr group :)

  17. 17

    The Starboy Birthday Candle Holder is so cute! I could see my son loving to light a candle every night with him!

  18. 18

    Following Herbal Roots on Pinterest!!

Want to Leave a Reply?