Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Little Bug Market Review & Giveaway

My daughter LOVES to play in her little kitchen. She is only 1, so she doesn’t really understand what to do in the kitchen yet. She does, however, love to carry around her (plastic) play food and sometimes step on it. Some of the pieces have gotten bent so badly that they can’t be repaired. I have been searching for awhile to find some type of safe and durable replacement toy food for her little kitchen. I looked at the wooden food, but she likes to chew on wood (she IS teething, after all), and I always worry that she will get wood or paint in her mouth, and the wooden toys are nearly as pretty after your child chews on it!

Then I found the Little Bug Market. They have some of the CUTEST felt food items I have seen. They create the pieces out of wool felt and stuff them with fiberfill. They can be spot washed and hung to dry, which is great (if you’ve ever had sick kids, you know how great it is to have washable toys)! The owner of the Little Bug market is a stay at home, home-schooling mother of 2. She created this shop as a place to find safe, natural products for kids to explore their creativity through imagination play. They offer breakfast items (even pop tarts!), pasta items, cookies, and even reusable snack bags.

The Little Bug Market was kind enough to send Sydney a breakfast set, complete with bacon, a fried egg, and a strawberry. As soon as I opened the package, Sydney laughed and ran off with the strawberry! She really enjoyed playing with these items (she especially loved stuffing them inside Easter eggs). The strawberry even had to go to the doctor with us when she was sick! I took a few pictures of Sydney “frying” the egg and bacon. The strawberry is currently awaiting surgery so I don’t have a picture of it. (Not-so-funny story: Sydney “fed” the strawberry to our dog and I didn’t find it until after the dog had tried to eat it. It actually held up quite well – The leaves are the only damaged part which is amazing! This is our dog that chews up puzzle pieces, steals balls and various other stuffed items.)

We have been very pleased with our felt food! These items look so real, I think any child would love to have them to “cook” meals with! Don’t worry, you won’t break the bank with these either! The prices are amazing as well!

The Little Bug Market is giving one reader their own bowtie pasta and veggies set (pictured below)! It comes with several pieces of bowtie pasta along with a couple of carrots and tomatoes. This is an adorable set for the little cook in your life!

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me your favorite felt food item from the Little Bug Market

3 EXTRA ENTRIES (Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry):
(1 entry)  Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter
(1 entry)  Follow So Mommy’s Blog HERE
(1 entry)  Follow the Little Bug Market’s Blog HERE

*Giveaway ends Monday, May 3, at 5 p.m. CST. Winner will be drawn by a random number generator. If winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.*

Little Bug Market supplied me with pieces to test in exchange for my honest review, which I assure you I have given. See full disclaimer for details.
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