Armadillo Dreams : natural. wood. toys. lovingly made by hand.
I’ve written about Armadillo Dream’s wonderful toys quite a few times over the years and have introduced them here before. We have some favorite toys from Armadillo Dreams around our home. They are fun, colorful, whimsical, and so smooth for little hands. In addition to the giveaway, you can find a discount they are offering below- just in time for the holidays.
I’ll let Dustin tell you more:
Tell us a little about yourself and your business.
Dustin: Armadillo Dreams started in late 2010. We started the shop after Dustin discovered a passion for woodworking during the summer that year while building a backyard chicken coop. We always wanted more wooden toys for our children, but didn’t have a lot of money. Amanda had already been selling on Etsy for about 5 years with her shop Wild Plums. We combined Amanda’s artistic skills and knowledge of Etsy with Dustin’s passion for woodworking and Armadillo Dreams was born.
Dustin: Birthday rings are our latest big product offering. They are a really fun tradition for birthdays that children can look forward to each year. Additional numbers, toys and candles can be purchase for them each year to keep them new and exciting. We are offering an option to add pegs to the bottom of any of the toys that we normally offer so that they can be used with the birthday rings as well.
Tell us about your creative process.
Dustin: We hand draw all of the designs for our toys. We then cut them out of hard maple in our backyard wood shop. Each toy goes through up to five sanding processes to make them super smooth on all sides. Next we wood burn all of the details so they will never fade. At this point we paint some of our toys with AP certified non-toxic watercolor, while others are left natural. Lastly, we seal the toys with natural beeswax polish.
What do you love about what you do?
Dustin: The best part of our business is the feedback we receive from our customers. Hearing stories about how much parents and children enjoy our toys really makes it all worth while to us. It’s neat to hear about the adventures our toys go on and how a certain toy could not be parted with, even at bed time. It keeps us going.
For today’s giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a Rudolph the Reindeer.
In addition to the giveaway, Armadillo Dreams is offering 10% off everything in the shop when you use the coupon code: WOOLYMOSSROOTS at checkout. The coupon code will be good until December 6th.
International entries are welcome. The giveaway will be open through Thursday, December 4th and the lucky winner will be chosen (and sent an e-mail with the happy news) on Friday, December 5th. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment in this post (located at the top of this post.)
Simple as that.
The winner is Forestfirefarm who wrote: “They make such awesome goods! Thank you”
Thanks for the giveaway Armadillo Dreams!