Meet Jenny of Mamafamilias – It’s WAHM Wednesday!

Jenny was recommended to me by a reader and I am so glad she was! She has the most adorable crochet items (finger puppets, hats, and more). I was so excited when she said she wanted to do a WAHM Wednesday. These make the cutest items for Easter 🙂

Jenny said she started crocheting during her last pregnancy as a way to relax and eventually she started selling at Etsy. For those of you who are not familiar with Etsy, it is like an Amazon for homemade items. She said that her husband and each of her sons contribute in some way!

She said one of her favorite things about the shop is that it gives her money to do things she otherwise couldn’t. One of these things is giving money to charities. Jenny gives 10% of her profits to charity organizations. Right now she is giving to Kiva (an organization that allows you to loan money to entrepraneurs in impoverished countries – this was featured on Oprah!). After Easter she said she will go back to giving to Harlem Children’s Zone (a charity in Harlem using a holistic approach to bring about lasting change). She said, like most of us, money is tight so it is hard to give to charities, but the business allows her to 🙂

As for her shop – oh my goodness! Personally, I love finger puppets. What a great way to inject creativity in play! To get them from a mom instead of an overseas factory makes it even better! Jenny makes a tiger, horse, rooster (one of my favorites!), pig, dog, chicken, duck, lion (you should see his mane!), bunny, bear, and elephant on her etsy right now – and they are $2-$4 each!! Amazing easter gifts 🙂

While you are there be sure to check out the hats, toys, and room decorations! She makes beautiful striped hats along with an acorn, tomato, bumblebee, and watermelon (oh my goodness – if I only had a girl!) hat. Everything is $12 and less 🙂

Jenny has generously offered to hold a giveaway 🙂 She is going to be giving a set of 4 finger puppets (your choice of which ones) to the winner!

To be entered you must do the following:

  • Go to Mamafamilias and come back here to tell me what your favorite product is!

You can get extra entries by doing any or all of the following (you must do the first entry)

  • Post my button on your blog or website
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email
  • Email or leave a comment with a thrifty Easter tip 🙂
  • Post a blog article featuring this giveaway

You can get a total of 5 entries! You must do the first one and you can do the other 4 as extras. Leave a separate comment for each. On Tuesday March 17th I will use to find the winning comment number and the winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information. If you leave your email/blog (or I can get to it through your profile) then I will email and/or post that you won!

Good luck 🙂

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ronni March 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I LOVE the finger puppets! the tiger, the rooster.. The ELEPHANT! how ADORABLE! I help take care of twin boys.. they are 2 and they love finger puppets.. they would love these!! lilredd37 (at)hotmail(dot)com!!! thanks!!


2 gerolami19 March 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I love the “Isabella’s Rainbow” hat. The puppets are also adorable!


3 Shannon March 11, 2009 at 8:39 pm

So much to choose from….my personal favorite today (I find that my favorite changes as Jenny adds new products 😉 ) is Tony’s Turtle–A soft, squishy, non-toxic toy for a wee one to chew one and explore!

I will also be joining the email list.


4 Jackie March 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Oh, the finger puppets are adorable! Another item I love is the baby acorn hat…it’s so cute! Thanks for the review and giveaway!


5 Jackie March 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I subscribe via email


6 CloseAcademy March 12, 2009 at 5:51 pm

My youngest loves the horse and my oldest likes the rabbit. We also thought the tiger was cute.



7 D March 12, 2009 at 7:58 pm

My daughter loves the horse and bunny. The elephant and rooster are also cute. Actually I put her site on my favorites it is adorable. Thanks!


8 Christine March 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm

I like the ducky and the other finger puppets!


9 Sharon D. March 13, 2009 at 3:14 am

Those finger puppets sure are daring but so is Max’s Squeezy Tomato- a baby tomato hat crocheted from cotton . Thanks for entering me 🙂


10 Emmyshell March 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I love maggie the duck!

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11 Cadance March 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Oh…all the stuff he makes is so cute! I think my favorite are the watermelon hat & the tomato hat! They would make Great gifts!


12 Cadance March 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm

here is my “thrifty Easter tip” for my second chance at the give-away….I use my paper-shredder (the one usually for junk-mail) to make “Easter-grass” by shredding solid colored construction paper! Great for baskets! Hope this idea is useful! ♥


13 Jill March 14, 2009 at 12:12 am

My middle daughter would luv Gaston the Horse, finger puppet 🙂

I think ALL the finger puppets are just Adorable, and very detailed!!

Thanks 🙂


14 janetfaye March 14, 2009 at 4:17 am

I like the cute Brooklyn the Bunny, a crocheted finger puppet.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com


15 janetfaye March 14, 2009 at 4:19 am

Button on sidebar:

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16 janetfaye March 14, 2009 at 4:20 am

Email subscriber.

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17 janetfaye March 14, 2009 at 4:23 am

Easter tip:
Make homemade egg colors with food dye and vinegar.


18 Jenny March 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for all the great comments! I don’t want to win my own puppets, but my Easter Tip is- buy your candy in the bulk section. Much cheaper and you don’t end up with tons of extra.


19 jburden March 15, 2009 at 12:55 am

Isabellas rainbow has is too cute! I would love fingerpuppets for my 2 yr old and 9 month old

jen dot burden at sbcglobal dot net


20 Ashley March 15, 2009 at 1:54 am

Maggie the Duck! Would be great
ashlomb at yahoo dot com


21 Ashley March 15, 2009 at 1:55 am

button is up-
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22 judybrittle March 15, 2009 at 2:21 am

I think the finger puppets are so cute! I really love Carlotta the Chicken. Thank you!


23 judybrittle March 15, 2009 at 2:25 am

My Easter tip. To save money on Easter baskets make cute egg pinatas
with balloons and newspaper. Filled with some candy and trinkets and let the kids have fun trying to get to their treasure.


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