My name is Kylie and I live in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland with my family where I make my range of wooden toys. I love toys that offer a broad sensory experience to little ones with thanks to mother nature. I always aim for my toys to be gorgeous to look at, lovely to touch and they should inspire imagination through a simple, open ended nature. A few well chosen pieces can help to create an inspirational space for a little person to enjoy.
I uncovered a creative urge for woodworking when I realised that I wanted my children to enjoy the natural sensory delights of wooden toys. A handful of toys turned into too many for one family and Raw Toys was born! I am self taught and as I learn more skills and experiment more, I'm able to bring new toys to my shop all the time. I usually run with my inspiration, so many of my toys are one-off creations. If you are looking for a unique gift idea that you won't see anywhere else, be sure to check back often as I am constantly creating and listing new things.
I cut the majority of pieces myself from sustainably harvested pine. I also use a small handful of sustainable birch pieces (such as my miniature people). Each piece undergoes three stages of sanding, all done by hand, until every edge is smooth and rounded - a lovely tactile experience for little hands. Simple details are burned on, so the colour will never bleed or wear away. I use an Australian made, non-toxic, water based paint for colouring pieces. Most items are finished with beeswax and oil polish that I blend myself (the exception is fairy doors, which are finished with varnish so they may be displayed outdoors).
Enjoy looking around, I hope you find something you love!
My young ones have a little shop in Junior Made It. You can see their work at: www.madeit.com.au/mountainkidscreations
Like Raw Toys on Facebook to stay updated with all the news: www.facebook.com/Rawtoys
Tag along with the Raw Toys journey at: www.rawtoysaustralia.blogspot.com
I am proud to say that 10% of all Raw Toys sales goes to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation:http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/
Please take a moment to read my store policies before purchase.
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|TheSilverForge (23)||22/05/2013 1:01:02 PM||768229||Buyer|
|Positive: Thank you for shopping with The Silver Forge! Lovely customer, always welcome.|
|vtoparlanis (54)||21/05/2013 3:03:05 PM||793126||Seller|
|Positive: love it. Fantastic seller and great service. will buy again.|
|MrsSquiggle (3)||19/05/2013 8:42:02 PM||794900||Seller|
|Positive: Your products are stunning and the service is beyond excellent!|
|littlemissballerina (3)||16/05/2013 7:24:26 PM||791776||Buyer|
|Positive: Wonderful custormer, quick pay. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!|
|TheSilverForge (23)||14/05/2013 6:52:47 PM||720071||Seller|
|Positive: Thanks so much, it's totally gorgeous, I almost can't give it away!|
|MillieMadeit (7)||13/05/2013 7:43:35 PM||777452||Buyer|
|Positive: Prompt payment and great to deal with. Thanks for shopping with MillieMadeit|
|TheSilverForge (23)||12/05/2013 5:00:49 PM||787541||Buyer|
|Positive: I hope your mum loves her earrings! Thank you for shopping at The Silver Forge!|
|deedubdesigns (6)||10/05/2013 10:10:11 AM||789152||Seller|
|Positive: The most gorgeous puzzles I have ever seen! I will be back :) THANK YOU!|
|MerrilynAnne (24)||9/05/2013 7:01:59 PM||787784||Seller|
|Positive: A toy that promises loads of fun. Many thanks for the extra gift.|
|MerrilynAnne (24)||9/05/2013 7:00:44 PM||788398||Seller|
|Positive: A beautifully made puzzle. Great price - great value. Thanks|
|vtoparlanis (54)||8/05/2013 7:51:34 PM||771134||Seller|
|Positive: love it. so well made.|
|vtoparlanis (54)||8/05/2013 7:40:11 PM||747368||Seller|
|Positive: very nice.|
|vtoparlanis (54)||8/05/2013 7:39:52 PM||703654||Seller|
|Positive: I love these trees. They look great on my nature table at kinder.|
|MozzieAndMac (92)||26/04/2013 8:26:25 AM||714634||Buyer|
|Positive: Thanks for shopping with Mozzie & Mac!|
|deedubdesigns (6)||25/04/2013 10:05:43 PM||781194||Buyer|
|Positive: Such a fun design! thanks for stopping by|