Giveaway: Mama’s Felt Cafe $25 GC {6.26; US/Canada} CLOSED

This Giveaway is now closed.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of our winner.  Thank you all for entering!

This is a joint giveaway cross-posted on Let’s Take the Metro and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to review a product from Mama’s Felt Cafe. I came Photobucketacross her blog during the Carnival of Natural Parenting and was hooked instantly. Seeing her ideas was like an ‘Ah-ha’ moment, and I realized I could take responsibility for the toys my children play with by making them myself. Of course since I do not have infinite time on my hands, getting a few felt originals to start my collection was like a dream come true.

Brittany, owner of Mama’s Felt Cafe, sent me a “Support Local Growers” basket for my daughters to man-handle. The package contained: two carrots, two attached cherries, an eggplant, two pea pods (one that jingles and one that does not), a potato, a watermelon slice and of course the basket that says “Support Local Growers.” As I took out each piece and inspected it, I noticed how fine the stitching is and how every little detail of the real food is present in the replica. For instance, the potato actually has tiny “eyes” all over both sides and the watermelon rind is two-toned and striped to mimic the real fruit.

I am someone who sews, though admittedly not that well, but I can tell that the quality of Brittany’s work is very high. One of the first things my almost 2 1/2 year old tried to do was pull off the “seeds” on the watermelon. She was completely unsuccessful and I think she will continue to be. As far as everything else is concerned, both my daughter’s love to jingle the musical pea pod, carry different pieces around all the time, and even use the carrots as “phones.” This set is so versatile because every piece can be used in an infinite number of scenarios, and even the basket itself has tremendous possibilities. It is sure to inspire the cook or vegetable eater in every child.

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Digging in to the basket.

I would certainly recommend this package to anyone who wants good quality, soft, yet durable play food for his or her children. You can feel confident that if your children want to chew on their felt food, they will not be swallowing a boatload of chemicals, nor will you need to be concerned if your child wants to take these huggable pieces to bed with them. You can definitely put this basket on your child’s next wish list.

Interested in making some fruit for yourself? Mama’s Felt Cafe has put together a watermelon tutorial specifically for this giveaway! Visit Natural Parents Network this Monday, June 6 for her tutorial.

Photo Credits: Author

BUY IT!

You can purchase a ‘Support Local Growers’ basket for $30 at Mama’s Felt Cafe on Etsy. You will have the option to choose which fruits or vegetables you’d like in your basket – how cool is that?!

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Mama’s Felt Cafe on Etsy, enter in the comments below! Contest is open to US and Canada.

MAIN ENTRY: Visit Mama’s Felt Cafe on Etsy and tell us what your favorite product is in her shop.

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.

This is a joint giveaway with Let’s Take the Metro, and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy both sites!

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so we can count them all):

  • Heart Mama’s Felt Cafe on Etsy and leave your Etsy user name in the comment.
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  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
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  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to 5 times total, at least 24 hours apart). You can use the tweet button at the top of the post or tweet this text: #Win a gift certificate to @MamasFeltCafe for cute felt food! http://bit.ly/jmLPN9 @NatParNet #giveaway {6.26 Can/US}
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  • Enter another of the giveaways on Natural Parents Network.
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RULES:

  • Contest open to United States and Canadian mailing addresses only.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so we can count them all.
  • Contestants may enter at either Let’s Take the Metro or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
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  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don’t have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • We will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so we can contact you if you win. If we can’t reach a winner or don’t hear back within a couple days, we’ll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, email: ShannonR {at} NaturalParentsNetwork.com

Contest closes June 26 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Disclosure: Mama’s Felt Cafe sent our reviewer
a free Support Local Growers set for review.
We try to seek out only products we think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If we don’t like a product, we won’t be recommending it to you.
See our full disclosure policy here.

Our reviewer, Amanda, mothers two beautifully intelligent girls who are fifteen months apart and never cease to keep life interesting. She loves to garden, cook, sew and research everything green. Since the birth of her first daughter, she has been systematically growing greener and has no plans to stop any time soon. She writes about as many different things as she can think of at Let’s Take the Metro.

 

136 Responses to Giveaway: Mama’s Felt Cafe $25 GC {6.26; US/Canada} CLOSED

  1. Sheena Girard

    I would give the felt food to my daughter to use in her play kitchen

  2. Sheena Girard

    I subscribed to Lets Take the Metro

  3. Sheena Girard

    I subscribed to Natural Parents Network

  4. Sheena Girard

    I like Natural Parents Network on FB

  5. Sheena Girard

    I like Let’s Take the Metro on FB

  6. Sheena Girard

    I like Mama’s Felt Cafe on FB

  7. Sarah Hull  

    My favorite item is the Cocoa Mug and Doughnut Felt Food set from MamasFeltCafe! So cute

  8. Sarah Hull  

    I heart Mama’s Felt Cafe on Etsy (SHull2319)

  9. Sarah Hull  

    I would give the felt food for my son :)

  10. Sarah Hull  

    I subscribe to Natural Parents Network by email

  11. Trebor

    Favorite on etsy store is the Felt Food Fruits and Veggies Basket

  12. Trebor

    Like Mama’s Felt Cafe on Facebook

  13. Trebor

    Liked Natural Parents Network on Facebook

  14. Trebor

    <3 on my Etsy (vbacmama)

  15. Randi K  

    I like the grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  16. Randi K  

    I heart on Etsy (randidenise)

  17. Randi K  

    I would give the food to my twin boys because they have a small collection already of WAHM felt food and some that I;ve made and they love to pretend to eat it and feed it to each other and me and daddy.

  18. Randi K  

    follow on twitter @randikun

  19. Randi K  

    follow natparnet on twitter (@randikun)