About Us

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.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please write us at michele@littlemissworkbench.com.  We would love to hear from you. 

Our Philosophy 

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. 

 

Our Story

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.

United States

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 Tot 

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

 

 

International

*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