Hi! My name is Natalie. Along with my husband Jamie and our two girls Alexis (3) and Olivia (1), we are the family behind Dimple and Dot. Inspired by our girls and our love for open ended, educational and high quality toys, we aim to bring you beautifully crafted products that will enhance imagination and creativity in your child while they learn through play!
During my maternity leave with Olivia, I knew I needed to make the most of my time and be as productive as possible. The pressures of returning to work were weighing heavily on me as I found myself often thinking about how we could make it work with both Jamie and I working and having 2 girls in day care (we all know how expensive that can be!!). Not to mention the time away from our children.
I often thought about how I could contribute financially to our household while still being able to spend time with my girls, so I dipped my toes into the water and tried to find my “niche”. I got crafty, I started baking, event planning – you name it! Until one day while I was admiring my girls playing, the penny dropped. “Why not do something you genuinely enjoy and love?” And here we are!
A lot of hard work, late nights and setbacks, but we are here! We want to share in our love for early education and learning through play and we want to help you fall in love with it too. Some of our most memorable moments with our girls are from while they are learning and playing and we can only hope that we can play a small part in helping you create these beautiful memories with your family.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and we will be more than happy to help! We are so glad to have you here and hope you find some great play resources that will last many years and create beautiful long-lasting memories in your home.