Today I would like to welcome Rachel from Little Woodlanders, she is a new Natural Suburbia sponsor and lives in the United Kingdom. Rachel makes the most gorgeous Waldorf and Montessori inspired wooden toys, in her lovely shop you will find, teethers, toys, stacker puzzles, play food and nursing necklaces. Rachel is offering a beautiful giveaway choice that you can see below. She has a beautiful blog too and has shared some lovely projects there…
This is Rachel’s story…
Natural Suburbia: Tell us about how your business began.
I started making wooden toys for my children shortly after I discovered the Waldorf ideas about play. I love the idea of open-ended toys made from beautiful natural materials, that allow children to use their imagination.
Natural Suburbia: Who or what is your inspiration?
My inspiration mostly comes from my children. I watch what they like to play with and talk about, and often get ideas from them that way. I also get ideas from going outside or looking out the window at nature and from storybooks.
Natural Suburbia: What is your creative process and how long have you been creating these beautiful treasures?
I’ve been making wooden toys since the end of last year and opened my Etsy shop in January. My creative process begins with an idea that I sketch onto paper and then transfer onto wood. I have a few different power tools I use, and then some hand sanding with a couple different grades of sand paper. I then do some carving, painting, wood-burning, and beeswax/olive oil polishing, to end up with a completed product. It’s very exciting to see an idea that begins in my head become an actual wooden toy!
Natural Suburbia: What do you enjoy most about your business?
My favorite thing about my business is knowing that I’m supplying children all around the world with natural, handmade, open ended toys, that will allow them to use their imagination and have fun!
Natural Suburbia: Are there any new exciting products you would like to tell us about?
I’m very excited about my newest product, the Balancing Butterflies Set. It comes with 5 little wooden butterflies each in a different colour of the rainbow, and one red tulip. You can stack the butterflies on top of each other on top of the tulip or fly them around to get nectar from the flower.
Some other new items are the play food, such as the toast and jam with a knife set and a wooden dinosaur. I have lots more new toys in the making as well!
Rachel’s Social Media Links for you to follow and see what beautiful items she is busy making:
(PS I love this so much I have just purchased a set from Rachel for Kye, I can’t wait for it to arrive!!!)
Rachel is very generously offering these 3 giveaway items above to choose from.
Giveaway: Worldwide 🙂
One winner will be chosen and can choose 1 of these gorgeous giveaway items.
Rachel is also offering Natural Suburbia readers a 10% discount for the month of August, the coupon code to use when you visit her shop is Natural10.
To enter just leave a comment and let us know which is your favourite treasure from Rachel’s shop.
To earn more entries:
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Please remember to leave a comment for each share or follow for your extra entries.
The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday the 14th of August and will be announced in this post.
And I pinned one of the babywearing mamas – as they were my favourite from her shop.
Thank you so much Rachel for sharing your story with us and for offering your beautiful treasures to our readers. We really appreciate your support by being a sponsor on Natural Suburbia.
If you are interested in our very affordable sponsorship options you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org