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Current turn around time is 3-5 days.
Adorable little baguette! Perfect for tiny fingers!
Like everything else in this charming shop, these little cookies are perfect and look good enough to eat!
Wonderful cookie. Very realistic looking. My children are really enjoying playing with all of this wooden play food!
The Art from my Heart
My love of woodworking began when I saw the wonderful items my father and grandfather would make in their woodshop. Although I never got a chance to make anything with them, I always wanted to try. I was fascinated by the way they could take a peice of wood and shape it into almost anything.
It wasn't until years after my grandfather died, and the old woodshop in the back of his house was closed up for good that I started making wooden puzzles. I was working in our Nursery at church and I wanted to give the children something special for Christmas. I thought I'd try my hand at making them a wooden nativity puzzle. I bought some wood from the local hardware store, borrowed a scroll saw from a neighbor and began to cut. Having never worked with wood before, it was a little rough. The Nativity puzzle was my own design, unlike the common ones you can find almost anywhere now. I wanted the puzzle peices to center around the baby Jesus, and I wanted the shapes to look like the people or animals they represent. After many hours of trial and error, I cut those first few puzzles. They were very basic, but the children loved them.
The next year, I decided to make some nativities to sell on ebay. Before I knew it I had a little Christmas business! Then, in 2008 I learned about Etsy. I now only sell on Etsy, and my line includes nativities, easter scene puzzles, playfood, figurines and basic shape sorting puzzles.
Everything I make is handmade by me in my woodshop at my house. I start with a plain solid wood board or solid wood dowel and cut it and shape it by hand. Because of that,each of my peices are unique.
Rose Wood Toys is a one woman show. I design the peices, buy the wood, cut the wood, sand the wood, paint the wood, and manage the online shop. I use non toxic paints, and I buff my peices with my own homemade beeswax and olive oil finish.
**Please keep in mind that my items are completely handmade. Each item I make takes me at least 30 minutes to 2 hrs to complete, sometimes much longer if I feel an item needs more attention. I pay my self very little to keep the prices reasonable, sometimes far below minimum wage. In other words, because of the time it takes me to make things, my items are already at the lowest possible price. **
Before I'm a business owner, I'm first and foremost a mother of 4 and a wife to husband who is a retired Army Veteran. I'm very active in my church and spend a lot of my time doing service there. I'm super busy, but I make sure all of my items are shipped within 1-3 weeks of received payment, usually much sooner.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order