Stallholder Profile for Grandpa's Toys
Your name: David Burrage
Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Grandpas Toys
www.grandpastoys.com.au https://www.facebook.com/grandpaswoodentoys/ Instagram.com/grandpastoys
The suburb/town you live in now: Alton Downs (20 K north/west of Rockhampton Central Queensland)
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Handmade wooden toys and toys furniture
What inspired you to start your business?: I lost my job and being 5 years from retirement age I couldn’t obtain work
How long have you been creating?: I actually commenced building toys for my own children from 1988 however I started Grandpas Toys in 2013
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: It is full time all year but much busier leading up to Christmas. I am now shipping all over Australia and get a few enquiries from overseas.
Where do you sell your creations?: Online, The Handmade Expo Market, Stocklands (popup stalls), Canelands (Popup Stalls), The Mackay Handmade and some selected Shows.
What makes you so special or different?: I make quality wooden products to last and encourage creative play with my products. I can also personalise my trucks etc.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Seeing the eyes light up when children and adults see my products.
What is your favourite product to make?: Probably the trucks and trailers as they are all different
Do you teach classes or workshops?: No I am too old and grouchy now.