About 

Hi, I'm Tress! Creator and caffeinated boss mama of Tot Toys. I'm a visual communication designer and have been for more than 15 years. I was a workaholic until 2016 when I was blessed with a little girl who changed my world. Fast forward to a-year-and-a-half later, my then toddler showed interest in role-playing, especially in kitchen play. That was when I started making felt toys. There weren't many available and the ones that were, well they were fairly pricey. I've been making toys since. On a whim and a leap of faith, I decided to take this toy-making one step further.


I'm truly inspired by my daughter and her play. She is the main reason for starting Tot Toys. In my opinion, every aspect of play is important in a child's development, including role-playing. It encourages speech, sequencing, imagination, sharing and counting. I'm also a huge advocate of diversity which influences my creations.

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