This is the first in a series of features of sellers that I will be featuring in my blog from all kinds of crafts and all kinds of stores - not just Etsy! This week I'm featuring Dadswoodentoys
Q: How did you get started making toys?
I am married with 4 wonderful kids
On them I am not taking bids
I have 7 yr old, 2 yr old and 4 yr old twins
each of them special no one of them wins
I want the best for them all
and that's how I started rolling this ball
The toys every where made noise and light
but I think the kids not the toys should be bright
So my wife and I were searching to find
toys that were natural and good for their mind
I decided I'd just make some instead
Now you see where all of that led...
Q: Why types of natural materials are used in your craft and why is that so important?
I know natural things are generally good
that is why everything I make is wood
It's natural and nontoxic you see
the way I think more things should be
No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood without any disguise
I also enjoy the comforting fact
that my toys left anywhere long enough stacked
will eventually return into the ground
leaving nothing unhealthy that could be found
many new toys are destined to fill
a garbage dump somewhere disguised as a hill
even when thousands of years have past
those broken toys will continue to last
Q: What is it that you want to accomplish with your store?
The goals for this store are many yet one
ultimately I want kids to have fun
but also I want to be kind to the trees
not filling up landfills way up past our knees
Of course I hope to earn some money
a store that didn't now that would be funny
But profits are not my only concern
for happy bright kids I also yearn
Q: What are you working on at the moment ?
My newest endeavors tend to be requests
I like trying new things at a person's request
Are you looking for an animal that is not here
I love a challenge I'll not hide in fear
give me a challenge to brighten my day
"No" is the absolute worst I could say
But I promise to consider each request very well any doubts in my talent I hope to dispel
commission a masterpiece made at your wish
maybe a face, or a dog or a fish
my best work has been with one piece of wood
so what do you think would make wood look good?
Q: What you like to do outside of Etsy?
Outside of etsy I work most the day
but when I get home I like to play
with my kids, they consume my life
I am also in love with my beautiful wife
camping and hiking are a few of the things
that I consider increase the joy that life brings
Written by Dadswoodentoys:
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