I admit, I am a sucker for felt and woolen toys. They last longer, are beautiful to look at, and I love the homemade qualities about them.
This week I proud to review Wooly Topic! Owner and creator, Alynn, lives in a small farm town in Ontario, Canada. She is a stay at home Mom to 5 children ranging in age from 16- 2 years old. They also have 6 furkids that they rescued- 3 cats and 3 dogs!
Alynn’s journey into wool began from a love of the way wool looked when it was handmade into toys. After a friend suggested she try her hand at making her own, Alynn began to explore needle felting. She was hooked!
She started her business, Wooly Topic, named from her then 11 year old’s suggestion. Alynn runs an active Etsy store and Facebook page, both of which can be clicked from the hyperlinks above.
Mastering the needle felting technique, Alynn is able to use clean, carded wool and dyed roving to make her woolies. She often stuffs them with organic lavender, making them smell heavenly. Since both wool and lavender contain antibacterial agents and repel germs, they are a natural fit for children’s playthings.
Along with toys, collectible, home decor and trinkets, Alynn makes pet toys, and even collectible bears. Her children’s toys are made in the Waldorf tradition and are all non-toxic, natural, and eco-friendly.
I am loving the piece that Alynn created personally for me- an Inuksuk, which is a nod to my Canadian background and reminds me that this landmark creates a place for friends and for home. Alynn was able to make it a bit stronger too, so that my children may enjoy it without fear of it coming apart.
Alynn has been sweet enough to host a giveaway! She has two wool brooch pins to give away- a fox and a panda, which are pictured below and valued at $15 each! Each pin is approximately 2.5″ in length. The pins are shown below on 12″ Waldorf dolls. The dolls are not part of the giveaway.
I will choose two winners from this giveaway and the first winner will have his or her choice of a pin. The second winner will get the pin that is leftover.
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*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was sent the above item by Wooly Topic to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Wooly Topic.*