wood toys

My friend Amy has an amazing business called Little Alouette.  She and her husband make the most beautiful hand crafted, homemade wood toys you’ve ever seen. 

Gorgeous things.

wooden toy

If ever I were to lament the fact that there weren’t such cool things around when my babies were small, now would be that time.

That’s the sound of me lamenting.

wood toys for baby

Little Alouette put gift cards in the SocialLuxe Lounge gift bags, and when I went to unwrap the package in New York, Amy had packed this little owl just for me.  Can you handle it?  I can’t.

He’s positioned very nicely between on my bookshelf next to my children’s baby photos, which is where he’s going to stay forever and ever.  And ever.  Amen.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Tina :

    I thought it would be adorable just on a shelf as art like you have it. I love birds and abstract art and this just fits the bill for both!

    Sooo….. complete side note, did I miss the announcement of the chocolate gift basket? I love this site about as much as I love chocolate, which is saying something! Needless to say, I’ve been visiting the site twice daily since the contest ended to see if there is an update. Call me excited.

    • Petit Elefant :

      Isn’t it great? It’s a toy and art!

      Nope, you didn’t miss it, it just isn’t up yet…

  2. amy turn sharp :

    thank you so so much friend! I love ya! xoox

    • Petit Elefant :

      I love you right back Amy, and I wasn’t joking. This owl has prominence on my bookshelves.

  3. the wanna be country girl :

    A simple wooden rattle was the first baby gift my husband and I received. It was a gift from my fertility doctor the day he told us our baby was in fact going to make it. We got a lot of special toys and such from friends and family, but I remember that plain little wooded rattle above all.

    • Petit Elefant :

      What a sweet gift. And what a great doctor.

  4. Marie :

    Love me some Amy, and some Little Alouttte! That owl is to die for cute!

    • Allison :

      Her toys are to die for! They’re so well made, not a splinter in the bunch.

  5. Stefanos :

    These wooden toys look so beautiful! I love woodcarving too and try to make some toys myself. It is an amazing thing to do. It gives me great satisfaction what can I say. xexe!

    • Allison :

      They are so beautiful, aren’t they?