Backyard Backgammon

Roll the dice on this local craft business.

Holly Foley, a Mound stay-at-home mom, has enjoyed arts and crafts since she was a child, and now she’s turned her lifelong hobby into a business.

Simple Charm Studio is Foley’s online biz. Among her hand-crafted products are the popular Yardzee dice sets, which are large wooden dice meant to be used for backyard games. “The dice appealed to me because they are a great math and numbers learning tool for the kiddos,” says Foley. Made of cedar, Foley’s yard dice can be purchased in sets or with custom-made designs for special occasions like weddings and graduation parties.

Simple Charm Studio
Set of five standard dice $35, six standard dice $40; custom-designed sets up to $50. Lake Minnetonka Magazine readers get $5 off through May 1 when you mention this story.