Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giveaway: Knit Wool Kitten from Snapdragon Fortress — $20 ARV {11.25; Worldwide}

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.
Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Anktangle, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

Please continue reading to learn more about SnapdragonFortress, which is offering our readers a giveaway of Knit Wool Kitten, a value of $20!

About SnapdragonFortress

SnapdragonFortress is run by three sisters, Sarah, Robin, and Claire, the oldest of a family of six kids who grew up running barefoot in their two-and-a-half acre wooded backyard. Inspired by a childhood full of adventure, imagination, and a love of nature, these three talented sisters create beautiful handmade toys out of natural wood and wool.

SnapdragonFortress features adorable knit wool toys and dress-up items, beautiful Waldorf dollswooden toys and teethers, and more!

I worked with Sarah (the head of the shop) for this review, and she was simply lovely to communicate with. Sarah is a homeschooling stay-at-home mother to a two-year-old daughter, and she's passionate about natural parenting and ecologically-conscious living. When she's not busy parenting her little one or creating beautiful handmade playthings, Sarah enjoys oil painting, writing young adult fiction, and keeping up with her balcony garden.

About the Kitten

Sarah sent us the sweetest little knit kitten made of charcoal grey wool yarn with a purple collar around its neck. Daniel loves animals (and he has a forever friend in our cat Eddie) so he was really excited to see this little kitty when I pulled it out of the box for him. In fact, it has been pretty difficult for me to get a clear photo of the kitten after Daniel got his hands on it—he's been playing with it a lot!

I really like this sweet kitten from SnapdragonFortress. I can tell it is well-made and it has so far been durable enough to stand up to the wear and tear of being played with by Daniel. The wool is soft and the kitten is cuddly. It's just the right size for little hands to play pretend with it, or to tuck into my purse when we're heading out of the house and want to have a familiar item handy.

I really like the details of the eyes and ears, and the collar is such a cute touch to an already adorable plaything. I also appreciate that it's made entirely of wool (both yarn and stuffing), and wool is an amazing all-natural fiber. It's important to me that when Daniel puts this toy up to his face to cuddle or talk to it, he's not inhaling a bunch of chemicals in the process. That knowledge and peace of mind is of great value to me.

I also love simple toys like this kitten because they foster imaginative and pretend play. Child-led imaginative play is so important, and it's something I think is overlooked and undervalued a lot with the prevalence of kids' television programs and electronic toys with lots of bells and whistles.

This wool kitten is an adorable little toy, perfect for kids from babyhood through school-age. It is sturdy and I expect that it could last through being played with by several children if it was handed down through siblings or gifted to friends. This wool kitten would make an excellent gift for any playful little one on your holiday list!


You can purchase your own knit wool kitten from Snapdragon Fortress for $20. Knit toys from SnapdragonFortress run from $16 (for a little lamb) to $45 (for a giant toy llama). Everything from the shop ships Worldwide!

Be sure to keep up with the latest sales and new items from SnapdragonFortress on Facebook!


For your own chance to win your own knit wool kitten from Snapdragon Fortress, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner will receive a charcoal grey knit wool kitten with winner's choice of purple or blue collar! Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

Our Rafflecopter entry system opens November 1.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.
Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} naturalparentsnetwork.com or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway when it opens.

Our Rafflecopter entry system will be live at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Please stop back here — or at any of the review/giveaway posts participating in the Gift Guide — between November 1 and 25 to enter. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Publishing on Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Publishing on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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