Heath Ceramics

I'm happy to report I finished that wholesale order I was talking about and I realized I never announced where all those rabbits and baby toys were off to.  I'm thrilled that Heath Ceramics will be selling my work!  I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity.  Heath is an amazing company and I respect the quality and the ethos of their work so much (okay, I covet just about everything they make) so I jumped at the chance to make work for their stores.  I sent them Rabbit Friends and Waldorf style baby toys and a small edition of simple little jointed bears- just for Heath- wearing feedsack neckerchiefs.  If you are not familiar with Heath, head over to their website to learn about their rich history and philosophy and dream about eating off gorgeous hand made ceramics everyday.


ready to go!

A couple more peeks at what I'll be adding to the shop today at noon....I'll have 40 new items!  I'm setting up a 10% coupon today for you lovely blog readers.  Use coupon code MONDAYMONDAY today for your discount. 


vintage shop update preview # 2

More things I'll be adding to my vintage shop for tomorrow's update.  There is still a lot more.  I picked the cloudiest weekend ever to take pictures but I managed.  It will be fun to have a well stocked shop again.  Come take a look tomorrow!

Yes Tammy, I'm totally teasing you!!


vintage shop update preview # 1

Some of the treasures that I'll be adding to my vintage shop on Monday.  I have lots of kids clothes too and I'll give you a little peek at some of those in preview #2. 


fox and owl vintage: shop update!

Get ready.  This Monday at noon CST (that's CYBER MONDAY, people!) I'll finally be updating my vintage shop with a whole new batch of amazing vintage treasures.  I'll post some preview pictures here over the weekend.

I found this dreamy image from here via Pinterest.  Do you love Pinterest as much as I do???


by mail

Oscar's birthday is right around the corner...six years old!!  I'm feeling so busy this year, I had a moment of weakness:  I suggested to Oscar that perhaps we would just send out an E-vite this year because I was afraid we wouldn't get our usual handmade invitations in the mail in time.  His response was this:  "NOOOOOOoooooooooooo!"  Thank goodness he is stronger than I.  I totally understand the appeal of an E-vite but making and mailing invitations is such a fun project and do you remember the excitement of getting something special in the mail as a kid?  I hate to think that could disappear.  Instead you just have to say to your kid "oh, hey by the way you got invited to a party."  So much less fun.

These are our best invitations yet I think because they were almost entirely made by Oscar.  We threw caution to the wind an let him invite all the full day kids in his class for a bowling party. 

Okay, back to work!


about the holidays

I've had some inquiries about what my plans are for toys this season.  Here is the deal:  Because I have been so busy with custom orders and this wholesale order, I will not be updating my shop this winter.  If you were hoping to get a little something special from me this Christmas I have set aside a period of time in December to do a few CUSTOM ORDERS.  If you would like me to make you something, please email me your questions or request at:  foxandowltoys@gmail.com.  I'll only have time to make a handful of toys and I'll need to have orders placed by early December. I will mail them out on or before December 13th.  I've made a little menu of sorts here for you to see some of the toys I'm currently making and their prices.  Of course, I'm not able to do exact replicas of any of these pieces, but I can make you something with the same pattern and slight variations.  If you have something else in mind based on something you have seen here on my blog or in my Etsy shop, I'm open to that too. I look forward to making something special for you!




Nine Rabbit Friends.



Sheesh, what a week.  I'm working really hard to fill a big (well big for me since I'm a one woman operation) order for some toys.  I'll tell you more about that soon, but in the mean time be patient with me as I may not be around here too much in the next week or so.  How on earth can it be November 11th already?



I just finished a custom order for two bears for two sisters.  They have such a big sister/little sister quality to them I think.  It was such a fun project to work on because it was really open ended which allows me to let the personalities of the toys unfold in their own time and in their own way. 


inside and out

Amazing progress is being made on the new garage and studio...I'm so excited to get in there!  I'm making progress on custom orders inside too, these two bears are to be special Christmas presents for two lucky sisters.