Owls by Mouse

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Lately, I’ve felt like Cecilia has a shortage of toys.  I always assumed that other people would be gifting them to her, and it wouldn’t be necessary for me to buy them.  However, when friends and family asked what to give her for the holidays, I always suggested practical items like clothes, and they surprisingly honored my requests.  The responsibility of buying toys has fallen into my lap.

I guess it’s probably a good thing.  Baby toys can be super noisy, flashy, and obnoxious.  There’s only so often you can here a plastic blue table squeal, “Splash little duck! Jump little frog!” without feeling an overwhelming urge to drop kick it at the dog.  (I don’t speak from experience or anything.  I’m just speculating.)  In order to find adorable, silent toys, I turned to Etsy.

Etsy is an online community that allows it’s members to buy and sell handmade goods.  They hope to provide creative individuals a means to support themselves and their crafts.  There is an abundant supply of handmade toys to choose from.  I’ve recently become obsessed with owls so I narrowed my search and found adorable plush owls from a seller named Owls by Mouse.


Based on the pictures, I knew her animals were darling, but Sweet! Fancy! Moses!, when the package arrived at my door, I thought the cuteness was going to kill me.  I was also impressed with how well they’re made.  They’ll definitely withstand the wear and tear of Cecilia, which is a good thing because she’s already becoming attached to Marcia (the pink owl).

So here’s the good part, Mouse has generously offered the green owl (whom I’ve affectionately named Owliver) to one of my readers.  It’s going to kill me to separate Marcia and Owliver, but it’s important to spread the cuteness across America.  (Maybe it can help cancel out some of that AIG mess.)  Of course, there are some rules and regulations.

1. Go to Owls by Mouse’s store and find out what other animal she creates.  Then come back here and post it in the comments.  Make sure to leave your email address.

2. You can have an additional entry for subscribing to sleepingKelly’s RSS feed.

Please only one entry per requirement per day.  The giveaway ends on April 5th at 7 pm CST.  All entry numbers will be placed in a hat, and I’ll have Cecilia draw a number.  Assuming she doesn’t eat the paper before I can read it, I’ll contact the winner (and assuming they provided an email address and didn’t cheat).



  1. Emily Cain

    Cute! Cats!

  2. Tracy T

    Out of tradition I’m tempted to chose on of the cats, but I can’t resist the Pirate Owl. Too! Cute!

    (And naturally, I’m already subscribed to your RSS!)

  3. Nicole Burkett

    My fave is the baby turtle owl ;-)

  4. brittany berghammer

    she makes kitties!!!!!!!! super cute If i don’t win i may have to buy one anyways!!!!!

  5. Morgan

    She makes kitties but the owls are way cuter!!!

  6. Tracy T

    Did I mention that I’m already subscribed to your RSS?

    Ooo, I kind of like the Blue Forest Owl too. It has cute lil’ mushrooms on it!!

  7. Amanda Cordova

    Gosh, I love the owls but Endi loves her kitties…inspiring to make my own little toys.

  8. Wynn

    you know how much i love owls! hahaha! my little zy will love the owl!^_^

    p/s: little cecilia is soooooo pretty!

  9. Sue at nobaddays

    The pirate owl cracks me up!

  10. Alex

    The Brown kitten with the fish is so adorable!

  11. Lindsee

    LOVE the owls! And kitties too!

  12. molly

    Vampire owl is great!!

  13. Frances Bartlett

    I love the kitties! They are super cute. My favorite though was the vampire owl.

  14. darlene

    Cute owl, and cute Cecillia
    Thanks for visiting,
    Come join “Doors to Adore” April 7th
    I’m sure you’ll have some great Spring ideas.
    have a great day

  15. nfmgirl

    The kitties are very cute! However I’m especially fond of the baby turtle owl and the blue forest owl (I like the little mushrooms!)

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  16. Abby

    Looks like kitty cats!! So cute!! Love the pirate owl!!

  17. vhefley@comcast.net

    Love the baby flower owl with woodland character receiving blanket.

  18. ecky

    she also makes superfun kitties - i like the hot pink one!!

  19. Stacy

    I like the kitties she makes the best!

  20. Lucy D

    She makes kittens! And they are so adorable!!!! I think I’m going to have a cute attack! =D Is this one open internationally, btw. It’s totally cool if it isn’t. And Owliver, that has too be the cutest thing I’ve heard all day! =D

  21. Ali Holt

    I love the brown kitty! so cute!


  22. Ali Holt

    i subscribed via My Yahoo!!


  23. nursecrain@aol.com

    Pirate owl

    etsy is such a neat site. one of many things i have learned about from kelly.

  24. Caitlin H.

    She also creates ‘kitties’!! thanks for the adorable giveaway :)

  25. Chelsey

    Kitties! How sweet. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  26. mandy gilbert

    Oh, the kittens are cute, but those owls!!! omg..love the pirate one!!!

  27. mandy gilbert

    i have also just subscribed to yer feed

  28. Jean

    The turtle owl is just what our family could use being we are turtle loves and own 5 of the wonderous creatures!

  29. Jean

    I also subscribed to your feed, because I just love adorable baby pictures and moms who are saving money!

  30. Jess

    She also creates adorable kittens. So cute!



  31. Kari Bailen

    This would be loved and tortured by my little man.

  32. Sarah Donahue

    Love the blue baby owl!

  33. Marie

    I love the cats she makes!

  34. Nichola

    Cute Kitties. I love the pirate owl. ARG!

    nicholakleyle at hotmail dot com

  35. Tricia

    My little girl would love this girly owlita
    Thank you!

  36. oona b

    Yarrr–I love the Pirate Owl! Sweet crafty owlettes!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  37. oona b

    I subscribe with Google Reader!

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  38. amy p.

    she also makes a Grey Baby Kitten with Mouse and Receiving .Blanket

  39. Noreen

    cats, too cute
    nor_lou at hotmail dot com

  40. melanie

    What an adorable shop!!
    I love the Baby Floral Owl with Pink Handbag and Receiving Blanket.

    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  41. melanie


    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  42. mandy gilbert

    the kitties and owls are SO SO CUTE!!!

  43. Shanna


  44. missknits

    omgosh! just love her owls! the pirate owl cracks me up! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16466298


  45. Rachel

    The pirate owl makes me smile.:]]

    Too cute!

  46. jennifer r

    Oh I love these… the other animal is cats… and I love the Baby Turtle Owl… Thanks for the chance to win one of these cuties.

  47. DebbLou

    I love the baby floral owl with blanket and bag… but the brown cat with fish is just as cute and I also like the … all of them thanks for the giveway these are adorable

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