About me (Raquel)

 Welcome to WoodyThings

Hi there, I’m Raquel! the other half of Woody Things. I’m the one that sands, stains (or paints) and personalizes each item just the way you want them :)

My passion is crafting and creating items. I absolutely love and appreciate personalized, handmade, quality gifts and enjoy making them even more.

I’ve always had a love for painting and craft since I was a kid, but I started my business a little over ten years now. I started out painting and decoupaging wooden birdhouses and trinket boxes back in 2005. Once my husband (Angel) jumped on board, our ideas and selections began to grow quickly.

This is not a hobby, it truly is a way of life. If I’m feeling down, this lifts me up and when I’m feeling happy, it keeps me on “cloud 9”. Needless to say I spend a lot of time doing what I love and I’m so grateful that I get to do this.  It brings me great satisfaction to take an idea i have in my head and actually create it. to take that unfinished piece of wood and transform it into something totally different and new AND to be able to say, that I created that!

We take pride in every piece we create and put a lot of love, time and care into each item.

A little more about me: 

I was born and raised in the Bronx N.Y but have been fortunate to travel the U.S due to my husbands Military (Marine Corps) Career. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and I enjoy taking photos. Angel and I are high school sweethearts who are proud parents of 3 kids, 2 dogs and 3 turtles 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. We post new items and DIY’s regularly so be sure to  come back often. You never know what you might find.