My wife and I have a small business called "Mote Design".  We create wooden toys and small sculptures.  They are all cut from poplar wood, painted and sealed right here by us in Chicago.  They range in size from 6 inch long cars and trucks to the 11 inch high bird tree.  All are designed for younger children, block shapes with no sharp corners, and are tested and refined by our children to make sure they can hold up to endless play.
We love to play, we love to build, and we love to see children's faces light up with joy.
We love toys.