It all started with the birth of a boy named Jack. His grandma turned up at our sewing school for lessons after not being able to find the early learning fun toys that she was looking for and decided to make them herself.
Her first project was a Christmas tree for the then 1 year old to decorate. After buying numerous felt trees whose decorations wouldn’t stick or didn’t last, she thought there must be a better way.
Over many cups of coffee brainstorming about what and how we three ladies could make quality, stimulating toys for very young children, a truly great friendship and “ Andre and Oskar’s Creative Early Learning” was born. And who may you ask are Andre and Oskar? They are the fur babies that sat on our laps every week while we drank our coffee!
To make quality, long lasting, stimulating magnetic designs that can be handed down from one generation to the next. Each of our designs are made so the littlest and oldest of hands can use them without becoming frustrated and as the little ones grow and progress, they can become story boards and educational tools.
How we do it
We use a variety of brightly coloured fabric from fur, to leather, with sparkles and everything in between to stimulate little imagination and senses. They are handmade and machine embroidered in Australia. The colourful backgrounds have a double sided magnetic sheet enclosed within, and they can be placed on any metal fridge door, magnetic whiteboard or wall painted with magnetic paint. The designs have magnets glued inside and are then fully encased with a securely stitched backing.