Sqrl & Bee (+ Giveaway!!!)
When Melissa Frueh first sent me an inquiry about becoming a sponsor, Huxley was sitting right beside me at the dinner table, in his high chair. I opened the link she provided for her site and, nearly immediately, yelled out “Holy Crap!” Which, also nearly immediately, Huxley repeated, loudly. Lesson learned. Kids really do copy almost everything you do.
My enthusiastic declaration owed to my excitement over the wares on offer in Melissa’s shop, Sqrl & Bee Studio. I was especially taken by her mobiles. I mean, come on. How amazing are they?! Using natural, found, and organic materials (where available), Melissa’s wool rattles, mobiles, and other felted crafts are tested to meet CPSIA standards to be lead- and chemical-free. So, not only are they lovely to behold, they’re quite safe to literally hold, and squeeze, and otherwise love, to boot!
Melissa generously suggested a giveaway, and, given my “Holy Crap!” outburst, I heartily, readily agreed. And so, today, we’re giving away the adorable felted crown pictured above (the one shown in the last two photos). Given Huxley’s love of Where the Wild Things Are, I can only imagine how much he, and any child, would love pretending to be Max, or engaging in any kind of imaginative play while wearing it.
To be entered in the giveaway, simply leave a comment below, telling me one of your most beloved childhood toys. For me, it was all about Strawberry Shortcake and her cadre of baked good-named buddies. I wore those toys into the ground (literally, as I was simultaneously quite the tomboy!), and still get misty eyed whenever I see the Purple PieMan.
So, what about you? In your comment, please be sure of leaving a means of reaching you, should you be the winner. You can do this by either leaving a link back to your own blog or website in your reply, or by leaving an email address to reach you at in your comment. I’ll run the giveaway for one week, concluding next Wednesday, March 20th, midnight EST.
Let’s let the wild rompus begin, shall we?!