Let me introduce you to : Kindred Toys

pegWho doesn’t remember many hours of fun playing with your favorite toy? Sometimes the simplest toys where the most fun, I think.

So let’s meet the owner of

http://www.zibbet.com/KindredToys

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Brief bio where you are from and how you started

I currently reside in the greater Seattle area, which has exposed me to a lot of diversity. My own family growing up consisted of half and adopted siblings and that was just our norm. When I started playing with paint and peg people (initially for my own children) and looking around at what the typical ‘peg family’ entailed I saw that the general representation of what was in-stock lacked the diversity I saw in my community. I talk more about what that journey was like on my blog, which also includes interviews by families who represent my customer base.    http://kindredtoys.blogspot.com/

 

How did your Studio get its name?

I wanted a name that reflected the heart of my work, even though I plan to eventually branch out into other areas as well. Because my initial passion revolved around family ties I chose the name Kindred.

What material do you work with?

Wood and paint, mostly but I hope to branch out in the future.

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When did you discover your creative side?

I come from a family involved in the arts-mostly literature and theater. My mother was insanely crafty when I was a child as well. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t exercising creativity in one form or another-whether it was writing, painting, or creating “toys” from toilet paper rolls and old plastic spoons as a child. As far back as I remember there has not been a time when I could stand to *not* express something I’m passionate about via an artistic outlet.

What inspires you and what get’s you motivated?

People around me inspire me. My community inspires me. Every time I see someone go above and beyond to prove that love is thicker than just blood I am overwhelmed with inspiration.peg4

Describe yourself with 5 words?

Passionate, driven, contemplative and quirky.

 

Those are the places where you can find Kindred Toys:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kindred-Toys/1402124106678022

https://twitter.com/KindredToys

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KindredToys

Zibbet (under construction): http://www.zibbet.com/KindredToys

http://kindredtoys.blogspot.com/

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