outsideeverywhere

wooden toys inspired by the natural world

Asheville, North Carolina | 3374 Sales

outsideeverywhere

wooden toys inspired by the natural world

Asheville, North Carolina 3374 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(810)

Announcement   ***HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFORMATION: All orders placed by 12/3 are on schedule to ship in time to arrive before Christmas. Orders may be sent out a few days later than their expected shipping date, but they will be arriving before Christmas. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message or email.***

***Monday 12/3 is the last day to place an order that will arrive by Christmas. After that date, my shop will remain open, but any orders will not be shipped until the first week of January. ***

Hello hello! outside everywhere specializes in heirloom quality wooden toys that are inspired by the natural world.

I'm an Etsy Featured Shop! You can read my interview and find out more about me, my toys, and my process here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-shop-outside-everywhere

All of my designs and patterns are hand-drawn by me and are unique to my shop.

Do you have an idea for something you'd like made just for you? Let's talk! I love custom orders!

Please contact me for information about wholesale orders.

For a little peek into outside everywhere family life (including lots of pictures of my cats) and new designs follow me on instagram! @outside_everywhere

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018

***HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFORMATION: All orders placed by 12/3 are on schedule to ship in time to arrive before Christmas. Orders may be sent out a few days later than their expected shipping date, but they will be arriving before Christmas. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message or email.***

***Monday 12/3 is the last day to place an order that will arrive by Christmas. After that date, my shop will remain open, but any orders will not be shipped until the first week of January. ***

Hello hello! outside everywhere specializes in heirloom quality wooden toys that are inspired by the natural world.

I'm an Etsy Featured Shop! You can read my interview and find out more about me, my toys, and my process here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-shop-outside-everywhere

All of my designs and patterns are hand-drawn by me and are unique to my shop.

Do you have an idea for something you'd like made just for you? Let's talk! I love custom orders!

Please contact me for information about wholesale orders.

For a little peek into outside everywhere family life (including lots of pictures of my cats) and new designs follow me on instagram! @outside_everywhere

Allison

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Updates

I've been busy making so many new toys, and updating some existing designs. The newly redesigned deer are one of my favorites!

About

Creating things has been a part of my life since I was a young girl. The first thing I remember making was a stuffed brontosaurus with my Mom. We made him out of an old pair of argyle socks. Sure, his neck was a little too long, and he was lumpy from his pantyhose stuffing, but I loved him. I have explored many, many different craft mediums…I taught myself to sew in college, I did embroidery for a while, I made wire-wrapped jewelry, I make plush animals and dolls. Weaving is my newest craft-love. I am completely self-taught with all of my craft interests, and wood working is no different for me.

Not long after my son was born I began thinking about the kinds of things I wanted in his environment. I decided that I wanted him to have mostly natural toys. In the meantime, I had been trying to find something that my partner and I could make together. One day I told my him that we should make wooden toys. He thought I was a little crazy because neither of us had ever done any kind of woodworking. My enthusiasm must have been pretty convincing, because we went and bought a scroll saw, and jumped right in. For the first few years, my partner and I both made toys. I made all of the patterns, he would cut them out, we would both sand, and then I would do the wood burning and painting. A little over a year ago my partner decided to pursue other interests, so the full weight of the shop was on me. For a bit I was unsure of the fate of the shop, but I persevered and have found so much joy in my shop being a one-woman production.

I am endlessly inspired by the natural world. I have loved animals for as long as i can remember, so it only seemed natural that I would specialize in making animal figurines.My Dad is a mural artist, and through him I learned to pay attention to the tiniest details. I try to translate those tiny details into my toys. I could study animals’ features all day long. (Have you ever really noticed a black bear’s feet? Or the delicate space under a cat’s nose? They are amazing!!) I love that I can hold a piece of rough wood in my hands and transform it into a beautiful, smooth toy. There is a something magical about the simplicity of wooden toys and watching children play with them. Wooden toys have this warmth and connection to nature that you just can’t get from a piece of plastic. As I’m making my toys, I think about this connection and try to put love and positive vibrations into each of them. If just a little bit of this magic finds it’s way into my toys, then I’m an extremely happy girl.

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  • Allison

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    I am endlessly inspired by the natural world, and I might be a little too obsessed with cats. I create wooden toys on my cozy sun porch in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2017
The patterns for my wooden toys are all my original, hand-drawn designs. My toys are all made from sustainably harvested and locally sourced poplar wood. I sand everything super-smooth and the edges are rounded to make them safe and comfortable in little hands. All of the details are wood burned, and I use AP certified non-toxic water-based paints. My toys are finished with my homemade vegan wood polish made from organic, unrefined jojoba oil and plant wax.
All of my items adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and I am a registered small batch manufacturer.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Returns and exchanges are accepted if you notify me of a problem with your item within three days of receiving it.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
For items lost or damaged during shipping, please contact me as soon as possible.
Payment
I accept paypal and etsy direct checkout.
Payment is expected at the time of purchase.
Since my items are made-to-order, I can only accept cancellations within 1 day of an order being placed.
Custom orders cannot be cancelled once they are placed.
Shipping
Orders are shipped USPS First Class unless you upgrade to priority shipping during checkout.

All of my items are made-to-order and the current turn-around time is one week. If you need your order to ship earlier, please send me a message *before* you place your order.

For international customers: customs and duty fees are your responsibility. Please be aware that depending on your country and the value of your items, you may be required to pay customs and duty fees before you can pick up your item from the post.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! You can contact me through my etsy shop or email me at outside.everywhere [!at] gmail.com

More information

Last updated on Jan 2, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

My items come packaged ready for gift-giving. I am more than happy to include a note with your order if it is a gift.

Wholesale availability

I accept wholesale requests. Please contact me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are my favorite! If you have an idea for something you would like me to make, let's talk!
I am more than happy to customize colors or personalize any of my items.