Do You Battle With All Of Your Child’s Toys Everywhere?

I battled to find a toy crate that catered to all my needs, so I decided to design my own.

I have always loved the authentic wood look a crate can have however wood can be heavy to manoeuvre as we know especially when they are full of your little ones toys.

Another aspect that bothered me was books...

One thing I always did with my little one was read… and a lot, I started reading to him from the tender age of 4 months, obviously age appropriate books like first words and picture books however he loved this, so as you can imagine my book collection is huge and you can’t get rid of all the books because as they get older they tend to start looking at the first word books themselves and taking it all in, also you get more books that are age appropriate as you go and you also can’t keep reading the same books… so yes the collection grows quite quickly. Now where to put all these books!!!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

The above quotes sum up exactly how I personally feel about reading to children, as a trained ECD Teacher, I believe reading enhances a little ones brain, imagination and vocabulary so much. This I know as my sons vocabulary astounds me at times.

So where was I…. Oh yes, toy crates and loads of books. So I came up with two amazing products that catered to all my needs.

Firstly I created a personalised wooden toy crate… I wanted to personalise it for my clients especially if they have more than one kiddie then they can each have one for their toys. This is however at my clients choice, otherwise we normally just put “My Toy Crate” in a colour letter of their choice to help match the colour scheme of the room they will be placed in. Then I decided as these can be heavy, to put wheels on it for easy moving. The ropes on the side add to the authentic look of a crate but also help with manoeuvring the crate. Then lastly I added book sides, which is a small shelf like end to each side of the crate where you can store books as well! How’s that for accomplishing all aspects. The large toy crate measures 72 (L) 42(H) 44 (W) Price R1000 excl courier

wooden toy crate



wooden toy crate


Another product I made was the book stand, it’s so cute and holds about +/- 25 books. It stands about 10cm off the ground which makes it a nice size for little ones to help themselves and it won’t fall over on top of them. It has 3 sections which hold 3 different sizes of books, painted a whitewash so it doesn’t lose its authentic wood look and we topped it off with the classic line “Once Upon A Time” on the front, it looks perfect in a book corner. The book stand measures 72 (L) 23(H) 23 (W) Price R350 excl courier

book stand


“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

These products are available in the UK region, For more info email us on emmakateprodux@gmail.com