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Behind the Scene at M.D. Handfield Designs Inc.


Making Montessori Inspired Handcrafted Wooden Reading Spinners 0

Painting the letters onto solid wood blocks for MDH Toys Montessori Style Reading Spinners by M.D. Handfield Designs. Handmade wooden educational toys made in Canada
Each set still takes a couple of hours to make, but it is nowhere near how long it took me to design each individual spinner to make sure all words are real words. About 20-30 hours of design development went into each Montessori style reading spinner, approx 100 hours in total for each set.

Photographing Handmade Wooden Toys: Going from Stark White to Warm and Friendly 0

One of the challenges of selling handmade wooden on different platforms is the photography. Certain platforms have certain photography requirements when it comes to posting handmade items for sale. The white background on Amazon is too cold of a feel for what I want this website and my Etsy shop to look like, so today I am making my own backgrounds for some scenes.