was founded in 1998 at White Brick School as a two part business. Starting
as a hobby, it blossomed into a part-time job to sell the items we make.
In the Gnomes
Hideaway (the woodshop) we
make a large variety of weaving items. toys, doll beds, kitchen utensils,
bowls and several other items. The kitchen utensils are made by hand of
hardwoods, like maple, cherry, and walnut, using spoke shavers and scrapers
then brought to a shine with our Finniwig Beeswax wood finish. The utensils
have thick handles so they are easier to use and resist warping longer than
store bought utensils. Bowls are turned on a lathe but hand finished. Our
Finniwig 100% Natural Beeswax Wood Finish in made right here at Finniwig
Doll beds are in
a variety of styles such as slatted or a rope bed. Other toys include
planes, trains, cars, and cannons. Most of the toys are put together with
dowels and glue so they are safer for children. They are good quality and
also appealing to the grown-up child that likes to display them in the
In the Faire
Ring (the craft
room) we mostly make doll and baby clothes, though we also make a variety of
toys, ornaments, and various accessories. The doll clothes are sewn on a
1950s Singer 15-91 sewing machine. They are for dolls from 10" to 22"
including Barbie, Cabbage Patch, and Designer dolls. Baby clothes are mostly
from preemie to size 1, though a few may be larger. We also make clothes for
bears and beanbag toys and the coverings for the doll beds such as the
mattress, sheets, pillows, and quilts.
We are always
learning and experimenting with new things. We have learned Hardinger
Embroidery, Smocking, Swedish Weaving and paper making. This year we are
going to do candle making.
Not all items
are available all of the time. If you are interested in any type of item, contact us
and we can email you a list of what is available.