About Us

Designed to be different

At Fernando & James, we are truly passionate about creating beautiful handmade toys for babies and toddlers that are not only safe but also meaningful. Our collection of toys is carefully made with love and attention to detail, using the finest cotton yarn and wood materials.

Our journey began in my native country Peru, where my mom resides and runs her own shop. Drawing inspiration from her expertise and the rich cultural heritage of Peru, we started handcrafting our crocheted toys in our home in Murfreesboro, TN. Now, as we continue to grow, we are thrilled to have partnered with skilled artisans who dedicate their time and talent to creating our exquisite crocheted toys.

In addition to our crocheted toys, we take immense pride in our wooden toys, which are crafted in our home in Middle Tennessee. My husband, Ken, carries on the love of woodworking that was passed down to him by his beloved grandfather. With each wooden toy he creates, he infuses a sense of craftsmanship and creativity that truly sets our toys apart.

But our vision extends beyond just creating toys. Every toy we make symbolizes the beginning of a remarkable journey in a child's life, and we are honored to be a part of that journey, alongside you. We have poured our hearts into designing toys that not only bring joy and wonder to your little ones but also instill in them an appreciation for craftsmanship, sustainability, and love for our planet.

As loving parents, we understand the importance of investing in toys that not only entertain but also inspire. That's why every product we create is purpose-built to foster imagination, creativity, and an appreciation for the beauty of handmade craftsmanship. We believe that in a world consumed by plastic and pollution, it is our responsibility to offer an alternative that aligns with our values as a community.

Together, let us embark on this wonderful journey of enriching our children's lives and making a positive impact in their world. Join us in celebrating the beauty of handmade toys and spreading a little more love, joy, and compassion through the power of play. Together, we can create a brighter future for our children, one lovingly crafted toy at a time.