Sponsor Spotlight: The Fairy Ring + a Handmade Giveaway

There is something truly magical about The Fairy Ring. Fairy princess, Paisley, has personally been creating dolls, toys and decorations from wool, felt and other natural materials for 13 years, and she has gathered together a small group of local craftspeople and toy makers to create a beautifully unique range of handmade toys. Here are a selection of my favourite items … (be sure to read on for a chance to win, and this one is open to overseas readers as well!)

I love the fiery colours of the Sun felt crown and can imagine hours of fun retelling the story of The Gingerbread Man with this lovely felt story set.

I have not seen such a wide selection of handmade wooden vehicles anywhere else, with both large and small sizes available, and I wish I had discovered this knitted ballerina when Immy was a bub as she is just so precious.

I remember my cousin having a topsy turvy doll when we were children and it was so much fun, and for crafty mamas, The Fairy Ring sell a colourful range of hand dyed 100% wool felt.

Paisley also offers individual customisation of many of the toys available at The Fairy Ring.

Childhood 101 readers (yes, even those overseas!) have the opportunity to win this delicious selection of handmade, felt fruit, three mini wooden vehicles (how precious is that wee bug?!?) and a hand dyed, red muslin play cloth.


To enter;

1. Simply visit The Fairy Ring and have a good look around, then pop back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which of their products your child would most love. Include a valid email address or Twitter username with your comment so that you can be contacted if you win.

2. One winner will be selected randomly via

3. Entries close 5:00pm Perth WA time, next Sunday, 28 November 2010.

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  1. My daughter would definitely love the gingerbread man! She is obsessed with "gingy"!

  2. My son (4) would love any of the wooden cars, esp the motorbike, the helicopter or the airplane. My daughter(5) would love one of the felt crowns or some felt, she has started sewing and loves to use up my stash! A wonderful giveaway!

  3. maree hamilton says:
  4. I have two boys crazy about cement mixers and building sites. the large wooden cement mixer would be perfect!!!

  5. Without a doubt a Topsy Turvy Doll – my Aunty has one from her childhood and I remember playing with it when I was little. I thought it was so clever.

  6. My little girl is crazy about cars and trucks of all kinds! I just love the truck and trailer…I can already picture her playing with it. Those little cars are adorable…I know they would e the new fav in our house!

    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

  7. oh gosh, it is very hard to choose just one. I particularly love the felted gnome family. We are made about natural toys and make alot of felt and knitted creations and these would just compliment them beautifully.
    kebeni3@gmail dot com

  8. Sorry – posted before as Anonymous 'cause I couldn't figure out how to comment with my name. I wasn't trying to be mysterious ;-) Hope this works! I

    Without a doubt it would have to be the Handmade felt toy set – Farm animals. My son has just learn to sing the "E, i, e, i o" of old McDonald and we have heaps of fun choosing animals. He would adore this set. [email protected]

  9. So cute. So hard to choose only one to like. I love tee wooden fire engine and bi-plane but I think I lvoe the African animal set best.

  10. The Awakened Heart says:

    I love the felt gingerbread man story set. My girl loves that story and it would be great to tell it with the little puppets. Mind you, I love that red fire engine too! Great giveaway and a lovely new site to visit.

  11. Laura Chaffey says:
  12. My daughter is just 3 months old but loves textures and fabrics so the felt animals and creatures will be a great hit when she is old enough to play with those and not chew them.

  13. ButterflyMama says:
  14. Peppermint Creams says:

    My son loves vehicles and would love the toy helicopter and the fire engine.

  15. I just love the Handmade soft felt story set of the Gingerbread Man. The 22 three year olds in my Preschool class consistently vote that their favorite story. Very creative!

  16. Domestic Diva says:

    I love the Handmade wooden toy – Semi with box trailer. Great stuff!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Lovely toys! My son is all into dinosaurs and dragons, so he would love a felt dragon!

  18. I love the Handmade soft knitted toys – Girl Doll so much work for such a fantastic price!

  19. I love the craft felt, especially the rainbow coour. My girls and i would have fun making dolly dresses from that felt.

  20. My son, 4, would love any of the wooden vehicles, or the felt dinosaurs (a new interest for him).
    My daughter, 2, would love the crowns or any of hte felt animals. Fingers crossed!!

  21. What wonderful toys! I especially love the farm animal story set. My girls love pretend play and making up their own stories. They would also like the gingerbread man set. I have started crafting some with felt, but nothing like this!

  22. Definately the cars a boy can never have enough cars :D

  23. My little girl loves ballerinas, and would love the Handmade soft knitted toys – Ballerina. She also would love the Handmade felt crown – Rose for dress up!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

  24. I'm so glad I chanced on this post. I haven't heard of The Fairy Ring before. I'm a sucker when it comes to handmade gifts, especially felt. I don't know why but me a felt just fit.

    Love the felt dragon and the ginger bread man set.

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