Natural Handmade Toys

Ann Arbor, Michigan 397 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Natural Handmade Toys

Ann Arbor, Michigan | 397 Sales

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 31, 2016

My shop is currently closed until further notice. Thanks for stopping by!

Celina Chase

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Celina Chase


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About GardenBirdie

Sales 397
On Etsy since 2011

Natural, Handmade Toys from GardenBirdie

I just love to make natural toys! I am passionate about the handmade tradition and find it thrilling to create playthings using items from nature.

I handcraft each GardenBirdie stuffed animal using the highest quality materials, including soft Merino wool felt, locally-sourced wool stuffing, European cotton thread, and hand dyed felted wool.

GardenBirdie toys are made from safe, earth-friendly renewable resources. They are soft, simple, and open-ended to inspire imaginative play.

As a stay-at-home mom, I sew in the evenings while my children are sleeping. Buying from GardenBirdie means you are helping to support my family of five, plus the many local U.S.-based businesses that supply my materials.

Shop members

  • Celina C

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I fell in love with the handmade tradition when sewing wool toys for my children. I am delighted each time one of my creations makes its way into the home and the heart of another little one!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2015
Your complete satisfaction is my number one priority! I want you to love and cherish your handmade natural toy. Below you will find some general information regarding making a purchase, but if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Orders may be canceled up until the item has been marked as shipped. Please contact me if you wish to cancel your order.

If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item for a full refund minus the shipping fees.

You may also exchange the item for something else from my shop within 30 days of your order.
I accept payment via PayPal, credit card or personal check. If you send a check, I will ship your item once the check processes at the bank.
Items will typically ship via the U.S. Postal Service. You will receive an email notification once your order has shipped.

For buyers in the U.S., I will ship your item 1st Class Mail unless you request otherwise.

For international shipping, the buyer is responsible for any duties, customs and taxes levied by their individual countries.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most items come wrapped in tissue paper tied with pretty wool yarn.

I am happy to include a complimentary gift note with a personal message as well. Simply enter your gift message in the "note to GardenBirdie" box on the order screen and I'll include it in the package, handwritten on quality card stock.

To clean your natural toy, fill a sink with cool to barely warm water. Use a small amount of liquid soap (dish soap will work just fine). Soak the toy for 10 minutes or so. Drain the water from the sink and press excess water from toy (don't wring or rub). Rinse soap from toy. Again, press excess water out. Roll in a towel to remove even more water, and air dry.