Saturday, 10 July 2010

Featured Seller: Dadswoodentoys

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

y 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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  1. So talented! I love wooden toys!!

  2. Fabulous toys, and how can you not love the rhymes??

  3. Josh is not only a great toymaker but a true bard! Can't decide which is cuter: the toys or the rhymes...

  4. How adorable! Great blog but I really love these toys!