Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mama Mayberry's Review and Giveaway!

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I recently came across the cutest shop on Etsy. MamaMayberry’s is a shop that creates handmade plush toys. Well, of course I had to share such a sweet shop with my readers! Kristen from Mama Mayberry’s was kind enough to send me a Nerd Plush Octopus to try out and review for you all!

The day the Nerd arrived was so much fun. Upon opening the box, we saw that it was wrapped in the nicest little handmade fabric bag, with a gift card attached with a sweet message. It’s perfect for giving as a gift. Inside the bag was our Nerd plush, wrapped in tissue paper.

Upon removing it from the bag and wrapping paper, my son immediately staked a claim, naming him ‘The OctoNerd.’ He is absolutely adorable, and exactly as pictured. He is perfect for any kid, as are all of Mama Mayberry’s toys. Shari (5) and Alex (8) had a lot of fun looking at all the fun and unique toys on the Mama Mayberry website.

Kristin Mayberry is truly an artist (she has her BFA and MFA in painting!) who clearly puts thought and effort into her work. She should, as she originally started making toys for her own children. Each toy is double stitched, which is evident in looking at the perfect seams. I can’t tell you how many toys we have either thrown away or I’ve had to stitch up the seams again and again. Mama Mayberry’s toys are built to withstand a lot of love!

The octopus that I received to review is made with soft fleece fabrics, and he is stuffed very full, so he is not really very squishy. He measures approximately 6 inches by 6 inches. Mine is blue and green, but the colors are customizable for little ones who are in love with a particular color!

One note of caution, these toys should not be given for very young children (unless they are used solely for decoration!). The safety eyes used can prove a choking hazard, though I can tell you that they are very solidly placed. I even tried to pull one out (for the purpose of this review) and could not do it. 

Mama Mayberry’s is generously willing to send a plush toy to one lucky winner! The winner will receive one plush toy of their choosing (no custom orders) – up to a $40 value!

*I received a product from Mama Mayberry’s in exchange for my honest review


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