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This blog started and it was written by my wife in 2011 when we were selling the toys. Please scroll to the bottom of the page. I changed it a little and I added to it since 2022.

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Ivan Yanev /Иван Янев/

I was born and grew up in Bulgaria. My wife has lived all her life in the United States. I live in the United States since 2005.

I am not a professional woodworker.

I am making wooden toys since 2011. Please check our Etsy account where we used to sell the toys, JIFamilyToys.

My last name is Янев. There is no equivalent for the letter Я in the latin alphabet. Originally, after the end of the communism in Bulgaria in 1990, it was written with Ia. After 1994, the Bulgarian government changed it to Ya.

Please support the Shriners Hospital for Children


I can be wrong, but I think that the water has formed from crystallized nitrogen.


I have heard people wondering why I am still walking in the United States. I walk in the United States because of my wife. My track are the 10 commandments and the 2 great commandments from the Bible. My vision is because I believe in the Bible, in the family, and I believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, too.



Places where I go sometimes


San Diego Seaside Scrollers



Lakeside Friends of the Library
All books at the bookstore cost only $2 (or less) per book








And I see death










Sunday, October 7, 2012


We are Jennifer and Ivan Yanev of J.I.Family Toys.  We created J.I.Family Toys in 2011 to provide safe and cute toys for children of all ages.  Ivan is a drafter and a mechanical engineer from Bulgaria that enjoys making simple wooden toys.  Jennifer, in addition to working in education, is the main investor, and the brains of the operation.  Our favorite phrase is "It's a small world after all".

We are thankful to God for new knowledge at Church and for possibilities to study and learn new things at schools and colleges that we can use at work.

We are thankful to you for visiting our site.

Friday, October 7, 2011

These are some 1½” cubes that Ivan made for an order he received.  The person who placed the order is using them at a paper crafting workshop. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jennifer Painting




Ivan is insisting that I post a picture of myself (Jennifer) painting the toys. He really is the talent in the company, but he wants everyone to know that I paint some of the toys.