The Sawdust Woodshop

So, I love helping out other small businesses – especially when their products hold a spot in my own heart.  I’m tired of the toys that are made for kids – they are plastic crud that simply doesn’t hold up, and I’m not even so sure that most of the stuff is safe (as I cringe when my daughter puts plastic near her mouth). Wood toys, however, withstand the test of time and are safe for your kiddos!  I’ve been to the house, yes house, where these are made… in a nice basement area woodshop.  Each of these toys are fully designed and hand created by Brad Theiss, The Sawdust Woodshop’s owner.  Not only do I love these for playtime, but **hint hint** photographer friends… these are great toys for picture time, they keep a child’s hands busy, while looking stylish, vintagy and adorable!  The pictures below are some product samples – and my daughter (the fantastic model) had a great time playing with each of them.  She is IN LOVE with the crayon truck, and you can see her obvious feelings toward the hippo, also dubbed, her “baby”. 

Take a hop on over to The Sawdust Woodshops’s Website:, add their facebook to your “likes” and show them some lovin’!

A blurb from The Sawdust Woodshop’s website: 

“The Sawdust Woodshop is based in the Columbus Ohio area and makes the highest quality handcrafted toys and furnishings.  We believe in the power of handmade wooden toys on a child’s development.  With all of the junk toys out there, you can rest assured that all of our toys are handcrafted and kid safe.”

  • April 14, 2011 - 7:55 pm

    Kristi Baumgarten - Awesome! Love that little crayon holder. Great shots!ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2011 - 10:58 pm

    Amber - Oh…VERY cool!! LOVE the images and the toys!ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    jennifer stringfellow - seriously – you are the most talented photographer i’ve ever seen…and your Abigail gets more gorgeous every time i see her (if that’s possible) love the wooden theme. you’re brilliant xoReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2011 - 1:29 am

    Susan - Beautiful shots. I love the lighting and processing and the toys are terrific. Very vintage feeling.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2011 - 4:01 am

    Tessa Linden - What a great story these tell. Absolutely perfect!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2011 - 5:52 am

    Elle - Gorgeous work!! She looks like a little shirley temple! Those toys are so awesome!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2011 - 12:56 am

    Leanne - So gorgeous! I love the crayon holder!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2011 - 1:21 am

    Krissy Allori - Those are fantastic. I love the crayon holder.ReplyCancel

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