Wildflower Toys ™ is a small family business in northern California. All our dolls are designed and handmade by owner, Suzanne Barker.
We are a homesteading, homeschooling family and many times fairies come to life while listening to a spelling test or history lesson.
Owner Suzanne Barker with one of her Jacobs sheep when they were babies.
How Wildflower Toys got its start.
I have always loved working with my hands. My parents encouraged my love of learning new skills and supported my interests.
My mother taught me to knit when I was only 4 years old and how to sew as well. My father taught me the value of a hard days work, the importance of quality and the pride you feel in a job well done. He has always worked harder than anyone I know, and yet he still sees the world through the eyes of a child...
I now have a family of my own and as I raise my own daughters I found myself wanting to show them the same spark, the same innocence that my parents had shown me. In our world of disposable, Made in China products, I wanted them to understand, to feel the difference of something made by hand. I wanted them to experience the kind of quality toys that our grandparents had...the kind that you don't just throw away.
And so, I started making toys and clothes...a doll for Christmas, a new skirt for a birthday...Eventually, Wildflower Toys was born.
Childhood is short and we should allow our children to remain innocent for that short time, surrounding them with things of quality and beauty.