outsideeverywhere

wooden toys inspired by the natural world

Asheville, North Carolina On Etsy since 2009

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

outsideeverywhere

wooden toys inspired by the natural world

Asheville, North Carolina | 4,867 Sales

Announcement    *** Shop updates will be happening on 12/4 and 12/14.***

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 Nov 28, 2020

*** Shop updates will be happening on 12/4 and 12/14.***

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

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About outsideeverywhere

Sales 4,867
On Etsy since 2009

When I was trying to come up with a name for my shop I spent some time thinking about where I found inspiration. As I sat on my front porch and looked around, I was having a hard time trying to narrow it down. I thought to myself, “I find inspiration in everything, outside, and everywhere”. And so my shop’s name was born. I am endlessly amazed by the natural world. I have loved animals for as long as i can remember (my top three are cats, opossums, and raccoons in case you were wondering), so it only seemed natural for me to make animal figurines. It’s the tiny details that really get me - have you ever noticed the tufts of fur on a black bear’s feet? Or the delicate space under a cat’s nose? These are the kinds of things that get me excited.

Creating things has been a part of my life since I was a young girl. I’ve explored many craft mediums, but woodworking is the one that spoke to my heart. 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. I had never worked with wood before, but I went out and bought a scroll saw and, through lots of trial and error, I taught myself how to make animal figurines. I keep the shapes of each animal true to nature, while still having the simplicity that I love. The tiny details are my favorite part. Slight changes to the curve of an animal’s face can completely change the personality of the figurine. I’m quite obsessive about the texture of my toys. I take several steps to make sure they are as smooth as possible. I’ve done so much research and testing into my paints and polish to make sure that they are safe for kids. It is also incredibly important to me that I only use materials that contain no animal ingredients and aren’t tested on animals. I make my wood polish myself so that I know exactly what goes into it (it’s just organic, unrefined jojoba oil and organic plant wax).

I love that I can hold a piece of rough wood in my hands and transform it into a beautiful, smooth toy. There is something so special about the simplicity of wooden toys and watching children create wildly imaginative stories with them. They have this warmth and connection to nature that you just can’t get from a piece of plastic. I make each of my animal figurines with a lot of love and a little bit of magic. I hope you can feel it!

Shop members

  • Allison

    Owner

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

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2020
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

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Accepts 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.
I accept cancellations within 24 hours of purchase.
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.

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.