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My goal is to create one of a kind, special items that were produced with craftsmanship and attention to detail, with materials that were raised ethically and sustainably.

When my daughter turned two, she started getting really into pretend play. This was great, but I had a hard time finding toys for her that were not, in my husband's words :"cheap, plastic crap". So, I started making my own. My wooden animals are inspired by Ostheimer, Holzfiguren, Die Bunspechte and other traditional handmade wooden toys. They are build to last more than one childhood, heirloom pieces to be passed from child to child and down through generations. Each one is unique, handmade and crafted with love.

I make all my toys in my "studio" aka my garage. They are handmade from start to finish. I use only hardwoods that are known to be safe, Maple and…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 22
  • Joined July 4, 2010

Favorite materials

Maple, Cherry, Birch

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About

My goal is to create one of a kind, special items that were produced with craftsmanship and attention to detail, with materials that were raised ethically and sustainably.

When my daughter turned two, she started getting really into pretend play. This was great, but I had a hard time finding toys for her that were not, in my husband's words :"cheap, plastic crap". So, I started making my own. My wooden animals are inspired by Ostheimer, Holzfiguren, Die Bunspechte and other traditional handmade wooden toys. They are build to last more than one childhood, heirloom pieces to be passed from child to child and down through generations. Each one is unique, handmade and crafted with love.

I make all my toys in my "studio" aka my garage. They are handmade from start to finish. I use only hardwoods that are known to be safe, Maple and Cherry, and avoid Walnut and other nut trees that could possibly be allergenic. First I draw an animal shape on the wood, then cut it out with a combination bandsaw and scrollsaw. Then the piece is shaped and sculpted using a belt sander, spindle sander and chisel. Finally, they are sanded smooth and painted using 100% APA approved non toxic paints. Eyes and other features are burned on. That's it!


So,. I hope you enjoy my items. Each one is made with love and attention to detail. I am happy to do custom orders too, just send me a convo. Thanks so much!

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