From die-cast trucks and model airplanes to boardgames and dolls, many of us had a favorite childhood toy growing up. We often keep pieces that are especially close to our hearts, passing them down for our kids (who, in-turn, pass them down the line) to enjoy and create memories with. This tactile, analog feeling only comes from products that are well-made and built to last using high-quality materials and robust construction — something lacking in many mass-produced toys on the market today.
The Rustic Horseshoe is an Arizona-based company that’s reconnecting with these handmade roots of yester-year. Rena, the founder of The Rustic Horseshoe, creates sewing patterns that feature a timeless design that, despite looking complex, are relatively easy to make. The result is an irresistible, can’t-keep-your-hands-off doll, plush toy or wall decor that will stand the test of time.