HandmadeHappinessbyR

Travel Toys without the Noise - imaginative play toys

Winchester, Virginia · 108 Sales

HandmadeHappinessbyR

Travel Toys without the Noise - imaginative play toys

Winchester, Virginia 108 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(17)

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Ruth Rau

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Announcement   I make beautiful heirloom quality travel toys to inspire independent imaginative 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.

Get FREE SHIPPING on your first purchase. http://eepurl.com/b7qzfP

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

I make beautiful heirloom quality travel toys to inspire independent imaginative 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.

Get FREE SHIPPING on your first purchase. http://eepurl.com/b7qzfP

Ruth Rau

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Ruth Rau

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(17)
Lisa Thayne

Lisa Thayne on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was the first gift our son opened on Christmas morning. He knew what it was because he picked it out at a holiday bazaar. Such great quality and Ruth is the best. My son is convinced that she truly is one of Santa's big elves. Thank you for keeping the magic alive!

lindsey vollhardt

lindsey vollhardt on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It shipped very quickly, and with hand written notes on the packaging. She also included some cute kid friendly goodies, like stickers along with it. The product is great quality and bright and beautiful!

Lindsey

Lindsey on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift for my son's 3rd birthday, and he loves it! I love how compact it is when folded, so I can take it just about anywhere we need an activity. High quality and great craftsmanship. Thank you!

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About

Imagination is a gift they will never outgrow.

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was six. Needlework, cross stitch, and other handwork soon followed. My mother taught me to use a sewing machine when I was twelve and a made the most ill-fitting blue corduroy jumper dress known to man. I was hooked.

I sewed so much on my mother’s machine that I was given my own for my 16th birthday. I wore out the motor on that starter machine and upgraded to my current Elna for my 18th birthday. I was one of two architecture students who had a sewing machine and a laptop on my desk at college.

I pursued a career in architecture, unsure of how to make a living sewing without becoming a fashion designer (um… no). I loved it. I loved every minute of designing and dreaming and talking with clients and watching the thoughts from my head come to life in the real world. And then I had a baby.

Suddenly, my priorities shifted. Dramatically. And as the newborn new mama stupor started to fade, I found that the urge to design was still strong. I started making toys for my baby. Then for my next baby. Then friends and strangers started asking to buy them. I had found the creative life that I was born to live.

Designing and making toys satisfies a deep ache in my heart. To create lovely, useful, developmentally appropriate little pieces of art for children to explore and touch and play with is a design dream come true. Helping parents give good gifts to their children is the icing on the creative cake.

All of the toys are compliant with all Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations.

Handmade Happiness by Ruth has been featured in The Winchester Star, Yahoo Finance, ABC, Project Nursery, Oh Happy Play, Green Lifestyle, and many other print and online publications.

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(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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    Give the children in your life a toy that taps into the endless potential of their own imaginations. Toys that are thoughtful, beautiful, and designed to grow with your child for as long as they use their imaginations for learning through play.

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Last updated on Oct 13, 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 shop email info@handmadehappinessbyruth.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?

For the sewing kits, YES!

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.