HandmadeHappinessbyR

Eco Friendly Toys

Virginia, United States · 52 Sales

HandmadeHappinessbyR

Eco Friendly Toys

Virginia, United States 52 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Shop owner

Ruth Rau

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Announcement   Beautiful heirloom quality toys to inspire imaginative independent play.

Giggles, soft half spoken words, little hands fumbling, struggling, succeeding. The pride of having done it "all by myself." The effortless strides forward in language development and imaginative play. That is why I started making toys for my boys.

A cup of coffee with a friend with minimal interruptions. Quiet time in the waiting room without screen time. Portable, easy storage that is just the right size for little hands. A distraction that doubles as a learning toy. That is why I started making toys for your child.

Processing time is 5-7 business days.

My two little helpers are always part of the process, so spontaneous giggles and shrieks of laughter may jump into your package. I promise to keep most mischief out. Most.

Find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/handmadehappinessbyruth

Visit my website for more thoughts on early education and the serious business of play. http://handmadehappinessbyruth.com

All of my toys are compliant with all CPSC Safety Regulations. Toy safety is important to me, so I design every toy to meet CSPIA regulations.

Handmade Happiness by Ruth has been featured in The Winchester Star, Yahoo Finance, ABC, & Green Lifestyle.

Join my VIP email club http://eepurl.com/bizD0T for 20% off your first purchase.

I never spam and only give you the best peeks into my studio and my creative process. Oh, and the discounts, I give you those too.

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016

Beautiful heirloom quality toys to inspire imaginative independent play.

Giggles, soft half spoken words, little hands fumbling, struggling, succeeding. The pride of having done it "all by myself." The effortless strides forward in language development and imaginative play. That is why I started making toys for my boys.

A cup of coffee with a friend with minimal interruptions. Quiet time in the waiting room without screen time. Portable, easy storage that is just the right size for little hands. A distraction that doubles as a learning toy. That is why I started making toys for your child.

Processing time is 5-7 business days.

My two little helpers are always part of the process, so spontaneous giggles and shrieks of laughter may jump into your package. I promise to keep most mischief out. Most.

Find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/handmadehappinessbyruth

Visit my website for more thoughts on early education and the serious business of play. http://handmadehappinessbyruth.com

All of my toys are compliant with all CPSC Safety Regulations. Toy safety is important to me, so I design every toy to meet CSPIA regulations.

Handmade Happiness by Ruth has been featured in The Winchester Star, Yahoo Finance, ABC, & Green Lifestyle.

Join my VIP email club http://eepurl.com/bizD0T for 20% off your first purchase.

I never spam and only give you the best peeks into my studio and my creative process. Oh, and the discounts, I give you those too.

Ruth Rau

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Ruth Rau

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
celiayancey

celiayancey on May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My 13 month old grandson loves to twirl the felt button snake around by holding the button. He likes the bright colors and ribbon too. Great toy and Ruth is a great seller!

KismetKat

KismetKat on Feb 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This scarf is so pretty and SOFT, I can't wait to wear it! Ruth (proprietor) is very professional, responsive and friendly. She included care instructions for the scarf and wrapped in very nicely, ready for gift giving. I'm really happy with my purchase and will definitely purchase future items from Ruth!

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Updates

My husband is not the greatest photographer, but when he snapped this shot of me organizing my studio, his soft smile gave me pause. I love that he sees the excitement and the joy that I find in making toys.
Finishing up the last few Easter orders. A quiet naptime for my boys is a busy work time for me!
Hop over to Instagram or Facebook for the back story behind my hand art. @handmadehappinessbyruth on both platforms.
This happy little package is going to a sweet little girl for her first toddler Christmas. Thank you to all of my wonderful customers for trusting me with your holiday gifting.
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About

Everything Handmade Should Make You Happy.

My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a young girl and ever since, I have loved making things with my hands.

I became an architect as an adult, and love stepping into the lives of my clients to design spaces that are not just functional, but that are beautiful extensions of their lifestyles and their families.

I had a baby. And another. And in the midst of diaper changes and sleepless nights and Thomas the Train episodes, I was frustrated that their toys kept breaking. Or getting recalled. So I started making new things, small things, designer things, things with which my boys loved to play and which made my life as a parent easier, more beautiful, more filled with joy and wonder and less filled with frustration and comparison.

I started making high quality, durable, heirloom quality toys that I knew would become cherished family keepsakes. I wanted to make the most creative, interactive invitations to play that I could imagine.

More than just toys for boys, I set out to create toys that would appeal to all children, that would invite them to make up their own stories and their own ways to play.

I also wanted safe, durable toys, so every item is also compliant with all Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations.

Handmade Happiness by Ruth has been featured in The Winchester Star, Yahoo Finance, ABC, & Green Lifestyle.

Join my VIP email club http://eepurl.com/bizD0T for 20% off your first purchase.

I never spam and only give you the best peeks into my studio and my creative process. Oh, and the discounts, I give you those too.

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  • Ruth Rau

    Owner, Maker Of Happy Things

    I love to make things that make you and your children happy. As an architect, I learned about design. As a mom, I'm learning about how to engage a child and how to foster imagination and creativity through play. As a toymaker, I combine the two.

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order comes wrapped in white tissue paper with a sweet red ribbon, perfect for gift giving and easy for little hands to open all by themselves.

Care instructions

Care instructions are clearly marked on all items and will also be listed in each item's description.

Wholesale availability

I love working with shops of all sizes on wholesale inquiries! Contact me via Etsy Wholesale or via my personal email info at handmadehappinessbyruth dot com

Are your toys safe?

Toy safety is a huge issue for me. The whole reason I started making toys was a lead paint recall on one of my son's favorite toys. I knew I could do better and so I set out to design beautiful, fun, SAFE toys for toddlers and children. All items in my shop are fully compliant with all CPSC regulations. Your little one's safety is important to me and I have poured hours into reading and understanding those regulations so that you can rest assured you are buying a safe toy.

Do you ship outside of the US?

Because toy safety is so important to me, I feel it is important to only ship to countries that I have researched and met all safety regulations. I know my toys are safe, but I want for you to have the peace of mind knowing that they are deemed safe by your country.

Please sign up for VIP email list to learn more about toy safety and to be kept in the loop for when I finish all of the paperwork required to legally sell to your country. Send me a note letting me know where you're from so I know where to focus my efforts first.

Please be safe with your children and only buy toys from shops that have met the safety regulations.