In 2012, Michele Chiaramonte, owner and founder of Little Miss Workbench, received the perfect Mother’s Day gift: power tools! The former NYC public school teacher found her creative mind churning while her daughter Mali napped, and her woodworking daydreams  quickly evolved into creating toys and furniture for her daughter - Little Miss Workbench toys were born. Today, the company, based in Bellport Village, New York, turns out handcrafted toys made from sustainable American hardwoods and all-natural sealants. The designs are simple, durable, eco-friendly, child-friendly, and powered by imagination.