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New goodies arrived!

We have added 3 new toys to our shop this week, we have to say we love them all without exception.

All toys are handmade which makes them super special and most importantly they are made from natural, unvarnished beech wood from sustainable sources. Good for the little ones and good for the Earth.

This is a snap of our brand new train with removable wooden blocks: 

Our wooden trains with carriages proved really popular so we thought we will source another design and it is just beautiful. It is been hand-painted by us in oat and white, but we leave the colour choice to you. Quite honestly it looks just as lovely in natural wood too!

We have also added another wooden plane design:

It also can be customised with your choice of colour! We added 3 new colours to our colour chart (oat, rose and light lavender) so there is plenty of choice to make it the way you like.

Our colour chart:

Last but not least we have added the most beautiful push along wooden dog:

Push along wooden dog toy

Push along wooden toy

 

Isn't it just the cutest? Such perfect toy for toddlers to play with, it makes gentle sounds and its feet touch the ears when rolling. Take it for a walkie, play around in the garden or home - it will ensure hours of fun! (which means parents can have a little break).

To add more exciting news, we are soon to announce a new brand which products will be available in Happy Little Folks shop - we can only say - their products are AMAZING! It is no secret that these will be wooden products. But that's enough info for now - watch this space and keep update with news by signing up to our newsletter

 

February 04, 2017 by Iga Sielenko

Happy Christmas!

I WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL YOU SUPPORT THROUGHOUT 2016 - WHAT AN AMAZING YEAR IT'S BEEN!
I will be taking a well deserved break from the 1-22 January 2017, last orders before my break should be placed on the 30th December at the latest. Any orders placed while I am away will be processed after my holiday.
THANK YOU! ♡
Iga
Merry Christmas
December 25, 2016 by Iga Sielenko

New blocks are live!

I felt extremely inspired by Autumn, not only current trends but also its beautiful colours and I came up with two new colour schemes for my large wooden blocks.

Copper + Monochrome wooden blocks 

Handmade wooden building blocks - Copper MonochromeHandmade wooden building blocks - Copper Monochrome

I absolutely love copper so there was no question about adding a colour scheme including this beautiful colour. Naturally all the paints I use are child friendly and non toxic and blocks (only the pattern) are finished with organic beeswax and botanical oils.

Autumn colours

Large wooden blocks in Autumn coloursLarge wooden blocks in Autumn colours

These colours look amazing together! It is definitely something different to my classic pastel blocks. 

If you would like to create your own block set and choose your own colours, simply e-mail me (click here) with your colour choice. Have a look at my colour chart below   (additionally copper and emerald green as seen in Autumn wooden blocks). Or if there is any other colour you have in mind, do let me know too. 

Colour chart - Happy Little Folks

 

We are looking for Brand Reps! Join our search on Instagram!

We are looking for Brand Reps! Join our search on Instagram!

Brand Rep Search is ON 


We are excited to announce that we are now searching for our first ever Happy Little Folks' Brand Reps - 3 Reps for a 3 month period.
If you like our products and you love taking photos + styling - please join our search - we need you ! 😊 Follow us on Instagram! (@happylittlefolks)


WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

* good quality, crisp, natural photos of your home and your little one/s with our range of wooden toys, decor and storage pieces, which will help us to promote our products
* creativity and playfulness, good image quality is important as your photos will be shared on our social media, our website and Etsy/NOTHS store
* Styling which fits with our brand aesthetic - we are looking for photos as shelfies, flatlays, kids playtime photos, anything creative you might want to share with us all

* Someone who genuinely likes our products and would like to help us reach our goals and spread the word about our brand * Someone who can take at least 2 photos per week and help us spreading our announcements (giveaways, news, sales)
Don't worry if you don't have many followers - we are all about quality not popularity.  Give it a go !

IN RETURN you will receive:

* 2 free products each month (of our choice)
* 30% discount on our range valid for 3 months (for friends and family)
* Lots of love and appreciation and regular features on our social media 

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Follow us @happylittlefolks
2. Repost this picture with hashtag#teamHappyLittleFolks and tag us in this photo with @happylittlefolks
3. Tag up to 3 photos from your feed#teamHappyLittleFolks which represent your style
4. Tell us something about you & your little one and what HLF products you like the most
5. *Optional* Tag a friend/s who you think would be interested in entering our search

IMPORTANT NOTES:

* Search will close at 9 pm on the 27th August (BST)
* This search is open Worldwide nevertheless for countries outside Europe the flat postage cost of £10 (per month) must be covered by the Brand rep
* If you have a private account please DM me so I can follow you to see your photos * You must repost this photo for your entry to be valid

Winners will be announced on the 30th August! I can't wait to see your photos guys! Good luck.

August 12, 2016 by Iga Sielenko

Interview with Chloe from the Life Unexpected blog

Head over to Life Unexpected blog where Chloe did an interview with me on being a mumpreneur. I hope you will find it  interesting and maybe even inspiring if you are thinking about setting up your own little business.
Extract from the blog:
"Do you want to start a business from home whilst raising your children?

The term Mumpreneur, is becoming increasingly more popular as mums just like you and me are ditching going back to work, and are launching their own business’ from home.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been getting to know Mumpreneur’s who have done just this, and have been finding out how they funded their startups, how they deal with the niggly thing called mum guilt, and how they find times for themselves while they’re building they’re empires.

If you missed last weeks interview with Mumpreneur Carrie from Jewel Box, you can catch it here.

This week we’re interviewing Mumpreneur Iga, founder of Happy Little Folks, a company that creates the most adorable wooden blocks, for both children and grown ups".

If you are a blogger interested in a collab, please do contact me. I would love to hear from you.

 

Happy Little Folks - Iga & Orson

July 16, 2016 by Iga Sielenko

We are going on holiday!

Happy Little Folks is taking take a little break from the 21st June - 1 July. We (me, little Orson and dad - David) will be visiting a place where I was born - beautiful Gdansk in Northern Poland. It is such a beautiful city and if you ever wonder where to go for a weekend break - I definitely recommend going there in the summer. If you ever need some travel tips - you know who to ask!
When I say "we are going on holidays" I actually mean ---> you can never plan too much when you have a kiddo and I am praying for it to happen, no surprises this time please...

 

      Source: http://about-eastern-europe.com/gdansk-the-touristic-treasure-of-poland-gdansk/

 

 I am so looking forward to have this time off with my family and friends - I have been working really hard in the recent months and I already have so many lovely things planned after my return. There will be new stockists coming on-board and most importantly NEW products, yay! 

So how will I process your orders?

If you order on and before 17th June your order will ship on the 20th June. All orders made on and after 18th June will be processed after the 1st July. Thank you for your patience.

Have you seen my new awesome products photos? 

We had so much fun with photographer Diana Stainton in her East London studio - it is been a long day of shooting, but I love the results. Here are a few final snaps from our day of photoshoot. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Happy Little Folks wooden storage box, Dala horse decoration, wooden pot, plant potHappy Little Folks geometric wooden box

Happy Little Folks geometric wooden pot, pen holder, plant potWooden blocks, hand made wooden toys, Happy Little Folks

 

Pictures from the top left (click on the photo for the link)

1. Geometric wooden pot + Geometric wooden box with handles + Wooden beach huts (all in dark grey & pale pink)

2. Geometric wooden boxes

3. Geometric wooden pot in mint & light grey

4. Large wooden blocks - Winter colours

June 12, 2016 by Iga Sielenko
15% off SALE on all orders

15% off SALE on all orders

Happy Little Folks' 15% off SALE is ON! Simply enter HOLIDAYS15 at the checkout. Happy Shopping!
May 30, 2016 by Iga Sielenko
Happy Little Folks at Creative Clerkenwell's POP UP shop

Happy Little Folks at Creative Clerkenwell's POP UP shop

If you happen to be in London between 17 May - 3 June I highly recommend visiting Creative Clerkenwell's pop up shop in EC1 (Leather Lane). Charlene Lam, who is the face behind Creative Clerkenwell, will be there with some amazing products from variety of designers and makers. And guess what? Happy Little Folks' wooden blocks and storage boxes will be on display too! You also will be able to see and purchase creations from designers like:

and more...

Creative Clerkenwell POP UP shop is part of Clerkenwell Design Festival Fringe.

If you happen to be there, take some snaps and share via social media - use #happylittlefolks. 

Have a great week!

May 18, 2016 by Iga Sielenko
Instagram Giveaway!

Instagram Giveaway!

Head over to Happy Little Folks' Instagram and enter this awesome May Day Loop Giveaway! 

16 shop and 16 prizes - 1 winner takes it all! 

It is really easy to enter you you could be our winner!

I teamed up with some amazing brands: Turtle Dove London, Max and the Star, The Bear and the Bird, Pygmy Cloud or Bunny's Charm (to name just a few). You can win lots of lovely hand crafted products for you and your little one's.

I am giving away my Wooden Dala horse in mint green.

What are you waiting for? 

Good luck!

*Giveaway closes on the 6th May at 8pm GMT.

May 02, 2016 by Iga Sielenko
Love Nordic design!

Love Nordic design!

Hello,

I thought that in this fairly short post I will reveal a little bit more about myself an about my love for design, especially for Scandinavian design and aesthetics. 

I started my fascination with Scandinavia when I was about 19. I was born in Gdansk, a city located on a Baltic coast, so I had an easy access to Sweden, Denmark (Norway was a longer ride). A night spent on the ferry was (almost) always full of fun! I fell in love with those countries, with their culture and architecture, with nature and language and of course...with design. It was a breath of fresh air! I admired the quality of their design and their approach to sustainability. I dreamt of owning my own "stuga" somewhere by the lake...I still do! I had a chance to live in Copenhagen for several months and it was amazing - I've learnt so much and discovered so much of great design, delicious food, great movies and life loving people. 

Many years later ... I am in London: me, my partner (who I met here) and our toddler, but somewhere deep inside I am still dreaming about living in a pretty wooden house, somewhere in a remote location and preferably by a fjord :)

Have a great day!

x

Iga

Check out my collection of natural wooden blocks and decor pieces inspired by Scandinavia here.

Follow me on Instagram !

April 06, 2016 by Iga Sielenko