little miss workbench is a small company based in Bellport Village, New York. Our toys are handcrafted using sustainable American hardwoods and all-natural sealants. They are simple, durable, eco-friendly, child-friendly and powered by imagination. As a family-owned and -operated shop, we are proud of the products that we create and share with the community.
Additionally, as part of giving back to the global community, little miss workbench is proud to support locally formed charity, four girls for families, in efforts to bring clean water to communities in Cambodia. Please visit their site for more information.
If you have any questions or comments, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
play = learning
Our goal is to create simple toys that allow children to continuously learn, grow and discover. During my time as a New York City public schoolteacher, thoughtful play was always core to the classroom experience. Similarly, little miss workbench strives to create toys that enhance social skills, engage the mind and foster independence.
Enter Mali. She wakes in the morning like a lightning bolt and does not stop buzzing, dancing and singing until her head hits the pillow. Fortunately for me, she is an amazing napper!
During those marathon naps I would sit and daydream about what I wanted our house to become. Benches, bookcases, shelves, a kitchen island, the list grew and grew. (See our blog). As I was having these ideas, I thought why not sketch them and build them myself? So I convinced my husband that we needed a miter chop saw, a drill and some other essential tools and I did just that.
A former New York City schoolteacher turned stay-at-home mom turned woodworker? Where on earth did that come from?
Every mom knows that your world changes when you have a child. The same old creativity still flowed within me, I just found a new way to channel it while little miss napped the afternoon away.
So for my first Mother’s Day in 2012, I received what every new mommy dreams of having: power tools. My home-based woodworking projects quickly evolved into creating toys and furniture for our daughter. She inspires me, just as I hope to inspire you to reinvent yourself, again and again.
In 2015, we officially became little miss workbench, inc.
Where to buy
Our toys are available in hand selected stores throughout the USA. Please contact them for their availability.
little - Portland, Maine
a little bundle - Austin, Texas
Stella and Ruby - Sag Harbor, New York
Hope and Sundries - Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Magpie Kids - Somerville, Massachusetts
Graham's - Greenwich, Connecticut
Norman and Jules - Brooklyn, New York
wish gifts - Denver, Colorado
Perch Home - Maplewood, New Jersey
Picnic - Brooklyn, New York
The Red Balloon Co. - Chicago, Illinois
Des Moines Art Center - Des Moines, Iowa
Nesting - Ashburnham, Massachusetts
Red Barn Mercantile - Alexandria, Virginia
g&g mercantile + co. - Charleston, South Carolina
bitte - Sacramento, California
tiny crane - Orange, California
Hazel Baby and Kids - Jersey City, New Jersey
Hip Kid - Chappaqua, New York
Treated - Menlo Park, California
ju-ju monkey - Allentown, Pennsylvania
locale - Brooklyn, New York
Kindred Post - Juneau, Alaska
eden - Des Moines, Iowa
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York
The Land of Nod
aMuse Toys - Baltimore, Maryland
Cornell Fine Arts Museum Rollins College - Winter Park, Florida
The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, Texas
The Bear Creek Cafe - Bear Creek, Pennsylvania
SEED People's Market - Costa Mesa, California
Loyola University Museum of Art - Chicago, Illinois
(pk)flynn - Lincoln, Nebraska
Little Poland Gallery - Brooklyn, New York
Burro - Venice, California
hatch - Oakland, California
bowfish kids - Ocean City, New Jersey
Lovely Paperie and Gifts - Rocky River, Ohio
k colette - Portland, Maine
Two Kids and a Dog - Brooklyn, New York
The Depot - Midland Park, New Jersey
our green house - Sandy Hook, Connecticut
the tiny finch - San Antonio, Texas
The Wooden Wagon - New Salem, Massachusetts
Piper and Chloe - Newburyport, Massachusetts
Good - West Hampton, New York
Treehouse Kid and Craft - Athens, Georgia
Seilenna - Bellport, New York
*oiustitine - Lachine, Quebec
Jack and Willow - Queensland, Australia
BRIKA - Toronto, Ontario
mamakid - Hong Kong
Les Raffineurs - Paris, France
Baby on the Hip - Toronto, Canada
Little Bean's Toy Chest - Hong Kong