D and ME Handcrafted Quilts and Handmade Wood Toys
Hand made quilts for beds, walls and tables Welcome to the handmade country style quilts (made by “ME”) and Their Montana handcrafted classic wood toys (made by “D”). We would like to take a moment of your time to tell you about their products and themselves.
D and Me cottage industry began 29 years ago when their children were small and needed toys that were built to last and yet provide hours of play time. They had just finished remodeling our kitchen and had leftover lumber. Don bought a how-to book and made some toys. Their children loved the toys, which were shared with the neighbor children. Their parents began asking for some of these classic toys for their children, too. About this same time, art and craft shows were beginning and t hey found an additional venue for selling their toys. They continue to market their classic wood toys and handmade quilts at art and craft shows, in gift shops throughout the USA and now, thanks to the internet, in several European countries.
The “second generation” of toys were made for their grandchildren, who even played with the originals, which they had saved for this very reason. Their children and grandchildren were their test market – if the toys held up for their use, they add them to their line. Now their grandchildren are grown and we will continue to use their input on products and wait for the great grandchildren.
Mary (“ME”) has been sewing since age 5 and quilting since 1965. Most of her quilted pieces have a traditional country look with just a hint of the contemporary. All have 100% cotton fabrics for the front and back with either polyester or cotton batting inside. Quilt sizes range from minis to king bed size, including wall hangings, table runners and table covers. The quilts are made “tough” (with hand guided electric needle quilting) so they can hold up to lots of snuggles and cuddles. These quilted pieces can be used and abused.
Don (“D”) uses mixed hardwoods with a natural (child safe) oiled finish in the construction of these classic wood toys. The colored pieces on the wood toys are done with a non-toxic toy enamel, which is also child safe. Each piece is hand sanded, finished, and detailed. The handcrafted wood toys, which have a classic look are meant to be used and played with.