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Little Sparrow is home to a shifting population of unique and charming handmade friends. Here are some of your current guests, just waiting for the right person to come along and adopt them. Above you’ll see a fabulous fat cat, some handsome hedgehogs, a majestic rosella mobile, a cluster of bunny rattles cared for by a snoozy matryoshka rattle, and the frog family!
This basket is full of perfectly formed clutch dolls, each entirely with their own characteristics and personality. These are ideal for story telling or just as a little pocket sized friend to tote on your travels.
A basket of bouncing baby sack dolls! All handmade here at Little Sparrow and ready to be taken home and loved – we also sell basket beds, sleeping bags, carriers and slings so you can be just like a real parent!
Alphabet blocks are an absolute classic, and these beautiful wooden block sets from Uncle Goose will delight and educate generations. Each set set features letters, numbers, and animal pictures and is made from sustainable and durable Michigan basswood.
Uncle Goose assures their blocks are top quality and lovingly made:
We labor over our products with the work ethic and artistry of midwestern elves from the 1800’s. Other than Santa, very few people you know personally still hand manufacture wood toys. We seem to be pressing against an invisible boundary that lies between what is possible and what is practical.
We have several language sets in stock: Italian (28 piece set) Hebrew ( 27 piece set) and coming soon Russian (32 piece set) and Polish (32 piece set) These alphabet block sets, handmade in Michigan, are a wonderful way to teach your child about your family’s culture
We also off a 32 block set of the Hiragana alphabet, which includes a puzzle with the map of Japan. Each block features the Katakana equivalent, numbers, and animals with their English translation.
All images from Uncle Goose.
‘the giant turnip’ puzzle
We are excited to share a new range of enchanting puzzles and playsets just unboxed from Acorn Toys. Beautifully made and designed in Europe from the finest birch timber, they are hand-painted using only ecologically friendly non-toxic paints. Pictured above is one of a range of puzzles inspired by European folk tales. The puzzles are designed to be assembled upright to create a three dimensional interactive scene from the story with separate characters for role play. You can narrate the story while using the puzzle pieces to enact the scenes, bringing the fairy tale to life!
This visual method of storytelling not only provides a fun and interactive learning environment, but it has several unique advantages over other methods of teaching: your child will learn and remember the events contained in the story more easily when they can be associated with visual actions; and your child will be able to use the puzzle pieces to repeat and reenact the story or to create their own variations and new stories – thereby improving the development of their verbal skills, hand-eye coordination, cognitive and fine motor skills as well as their creativity and imagination
- Acorn Toys
As well as the vibrant folk tale puzzles, we also have a range of construction sets including two sizes of cabins and a wishing well. Natural, untreated silver birch wood pieces interlock to create a log cabin style puzzle. These sets are ideal for imaginitive play!
And for the littlest of people, these simple, natural birch cars are perfect!
Pop in to see the full range of these beautiful wooden toys, and see for yourself what excellent quality they are.
These tiny wonders charm everyone who sees them, and they are the perfect size for little people to tote everywhere in their pockets. I used to love having a little pocket friend with me when i was young, ready for any kind of imaginative adventure… in the garden, at a restaurant, or even in the line at the post office!
Each piece is lovingly handmade, from hand painted pure wool felt. Pop in and meet the whole colorful crowd – but with cuteness like this I don’t think they’ll be with us for long!
We are proud to share with you some our newest treasures from A Charlie Horse. Based in outer Melbourne, long-time knitter Nicola has created a range of magical handcrafted toys created almost entirely from natural materials. From her experience as a kindergarten teacher she has an insight into making durable toys that will spark imaginations for many years.
Pop in and visit her knitted and felted toadstools and fairies before they’re all whisked off to loving new homes!
The season is changing and even the dolls are starting to feel the evening chill! Pop in and refresh their wardrobe with some snug new outfits from our collection. Choose from an exciting variety of:
beanies & berets
leggings, socks & shoes
coats & cardigans
jumpers & vests
trousers & overalls
and cotton and knit dresses!
Cute and clever Melbourne brand Ask Alice have brought out a range of creative kits that will be the delight of people 6 and up. The kits are beautifully packaged and contain materials that will inspire boys and girls. We are so excited to show you!
Revive the lost art of written correspondence with this letter writing kit. Isn’t it refreshing to see a letter set that’s appropriate and interesting for boys too? Grab a kit, find a pen pal and await the thrill of getting some mail all of your very own!
The stamping kit offers so many different ideas – make your own cards, stamp on sheets of brown paper to create your own gift wrap, and so on – let your imagination run wild!
Creative and fun gift wrapping has really taken off lately - not sure where to start? This parcel packing kit supplies you with all manner of inspiring notions to give you a place to start exploring unique ways of presenting your gifts: labels, gift tags, twine and little touches like the engraved scissors that come with the wrapping materials make this kit a truly special gift.
Ask alice says:
We are proud to tell you that all our papers are earth friendly in more ways than just being recycled. In our efforts to create the best products, we are sometimes faced with the odd item that can’t be produced locally. In these instances we take care in choosing the right suppliers who don’t rely on slave labour. All the paper products in our kits are locally produced in Melbourne, Australia. Both the scissors and the twine were made fair trade by our new artisan friends in India.
Gift giving you can feel good about! Swing by the shop soon and grab one of these kits – they won’t last.
For a long while now I have been friends with the Gals at The Friendship Tree.
I make Bush Babies and Sweetpeas for them and in return i know that my labours are sold by them with love and adoration.
Similarly I am so very proud to sell their stunning handwork…..like this felted artwork
“The Maypole”, a joyous celebration of friendship!
$220 all hand felted, hand sewn, natural fibres……pure joy!