Thursday, June 13, 2013


It is hard for me to believe that almost 4 years has gone by since I opened my Etsy shop.
The learning curve was so steep the first year, I almost needed a ladder!

To Celebrate, I am hosting a contest with 3 prizes.

First prize is a butterfly play set, value $45.00
Second prize is a toy whale, value $24.00
Third prize is the gnome of your choice, value $18.00
OR, you can claim anything in my shop of the same value, if I have it ready to ship.
Contest Rules:


Share the contest post on Facebook  www.facebookcom/EvesLittleEarthlings  and I will enter you twice!


You must be a follower here or on Facebook to enter.

If you post it to your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will enter you twice.
Winner will be chosen by random number generator.

Contest closes on  Sunday, June 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Win a Tree Trunk Toy Bag and a Bunny!

All you have to do is leave a comment here with a link to any item in my shop : Eve's Little Earthlings   If you share this contest with friends, let me know here and I will enter you twice!

Thank you all for being followers!

You must be a facebook follower to be eligible for this giveaway.

Contest closes at midnight February 25

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Contest for Facebook Followers!

I am giving away a Tide Pool and your choice of one sea creature!
Choose a fish, starfish, turtle, octopus or seahorse to go with the tide pool!
All you have to do is leave a comment here at the blog telling me which sea creature in my shop you like best.  You can check them out here: SEA CREATURES

Added bonus:  Free shipping on any item you wish to add to your win!
Contest closes on Friday, August 10.
Rules: You must comment here at the blog.  Share my facebook page and let me know here and I will enter you twice. You must be a follower of EvesLittle Earthlings on Facebook.  The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Value of the prize is aprox.  $75.00
Thanks for being a friend!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

There are only !!! days until Christmas

Is it JUNE already?
As a toy maker, Christmas is always in the background.  I am either recovering from it or preparing for it!
Check out this website to see how many days are left : HOHOHO  . Those are days until the actual date.  For me, I think of Christmas starting around October 15th (yes, BEFORE Halloween, a holiday I have come to detest, more on that in October).  Mid October is the time of year that I see activity picking up  in my etsy shop 

A recent storm reminded me of a  snowy day.  We had a yard full of ice (hail) for about half an hour and the air got decidedly chilly. 
Thank goodness we have at least 4 good months of sunshine before things get dark and cold again. The weather has been crazy this year.

The chickens were not amused with the recent weather....They hid under the hedge, but looked pretty bedraggled when it was all over. All 6 of them are laying now and we have an abundance of eggs here!

I plan to take time to lounge at a lake this summer. I spent the winter restocking my shop so that I could garden and do things besides sewing while the weather is good. I will  put on my elf hat and really start working in September.  Hope you all have a great vacation planned!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Sea Creatures

I could do a whole posting about how frustrating blogger is, but I will try to focus on the photos!
I made a whole batch of starfish over the weekend.  I tried them earlier in the year, but I couldn't get a pattern to work. Suddenly I had it figured out and made quite a few! Check them out in my shop here
Then I got inspired to sew up some shells.  There's a starfish, a clam with a felt pearl, a tiger cowrie, a mussel and a striped spiral.
These were fun to make.  You can view them in my etsy shop here :
I tried to make a few more this morning, but the inspiration was gone!

This bag for sea creatures is back in the shop after being absent for a while.  Sometimes it is hard to find the right materials when you're trying to use repurposed.  I finally found a thick wool blanket that was just right.  I think it is handwoven.
Here's a close up of the pearl inside the clam.  The clam and the mussel are lined in silk.
That's all for now. It's a mirale I got this posted.  Picasa has done away with their direct upload to blogger and I was a bit lost doing this posting!
Check out my other sea creatures in my shop here: sea animals

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Memories of Growing

When we renovated our kitchen, our growth chart got taken down and put away.  I found it while cleaning out  my studio space this winter.  My two children  painted it themselves over 10 years ago. My plan is to hang it somewhere in my workspace as a reminder of the fun times we had.
Anyone who came to the house was invited to add their height.  The shortest was Nicolas as a baby. His first measure was down in the grass on the chart. 
I had a home daycare for over 10 years and there were lots of kids growing up and wanting to be measured. It was a fun way for the children to see how much they'd grown and a great little activity.
Top of the chart , up by the sun and onto the wall above.....Calvin OUTGREW the growth chart when he was 16. He is now 6'7" tall. 
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Saturday, April 28, 2012


Rob took a picture of my hands today.  Hands can take a beating from sewing.  There are a lot of sharp objects in play, including scissors, knives and needles! 
Sewing machines are high speed and you have to pay attention or else!  My new  sewing machine can be dangerous and I had a number of incidents this week.  One of the circled areas is a callous that I always have from hand sewing. Luckily I haven't had any serious cuts.  Sewing has got to be safer than cooking!  At least there's no danger of getting burned.....unless you use an iron :)
Piknik has a lot of fun features....Here's how I fixed my nails and added bandaids by using their "doodle" feature :)
Amazing what you can do with technology these days! 
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