It’s my hope to create safe playable toys that will last for generations. Toys that inspire creative, imaginative play. Hopefully, these toys will help distract children’s eyes from screens and encourage interactive play. The main wood I use is Birch, which is indigenous to Western Canada. Birch is a perfect wood for toys. It’s hard and sands smooth and splinter-free. I don’t apply a finish to the toys because of potential allergies. It can be fun to let children customize the toys with crayons or watercolour paint. The wooden giftware, if not functional, will hopefully be pleasant to look upon and be interesting conversation pieces. I plant over 100 trees every year to more than replace the wood I use. Trees I can’t propagate myself I buy from Help International, www.help-shelterbelts.com, a non-profit dedicated to reforestation and developing programs to fight global poverty with sustainable development programs.
Planting trees is one of the best ways to sequester CO2.
My tools are powered by a 14 KW solar system, which further reduces the footprint of the items I make and sell.
I really enjoy making and I hope one of my creations will bring you as much enjoyment as I derive from making them.