Dolls, Bears & Soft Toys

  • Adorable Felted Animals

    Adorable Felted Animals shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle and a few simple techniques. It's easy, creative, and very relaxing.

    These cute felted animals including dogs, cats, birds and other furry animals, range from the wonderfully realistic to enchantingly cute. The animals range from about 50–100 mm high, and instructions are included for turning a few of your felt creations into fun dangly accessories. A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want.

    $24.99
  • Adorable Teddy Bears to Knit

    In this delightful new book, discover how to knit gorgeously detailed teddy bears along with cute accessories to dress them in.

    The book contains full patterns for 10 unique bears, as well as mix-and-match accessories including a hat, scarf, cardigan and backpack.

    With patterns that range from beginner to intermediate skill level, knitters can choose a project to suit and, in addition to the written knitting patterns, there is also a section on core techniques for assembling and finishing the bears to get the best results.

    $25.99
  • Adventures in Pompom Land
    Enter the wonderful land of pompoms, where cute critters and creative adventures await you. All the projects in this collection begin with handmade, not pre-purchased, pompoms, and every step is laid out with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of images.

    Crafters can then create 25 charming creatures – from a sweet little bluebird to a lop-eared bunny – out of wool yarn, roving and felt.
    $26.99
  • Big Book of a Miniature House

    Anyone who has ever hankered after a country retreat in which to escape their cares and worries can have one, if only in 1/12 scale.

    In her superbly presented book Christine-Léa Frisoni explains how to make a beautiful miniature French country house. Dressed in an elegant style of faded grandeur, the doll's house is full of period features and exhibits plenty of vintage appeal. It will delight all those who love the shabby chic as well as appreciate the antique.

    Having made the dolls house, she explains how to build up the wall panels to provide deep recesses, fancy panelling and wall niches to add character – ideas that can be translated to any existing dolls house. Additional features include:

    • Instructions to make a range of French-style furniture, fittings and even flowers are included: chairs, a folding screen, ornate light sconces, fireplaces, dressing tables and window dressing right down to the kitchen sink
    • Examples of other miniature rooms guaranteed to delight the reader
    • A gallery of other doll's houses at the end of the book to inspire

    $49.99
  • Big Book of Knitted Monsters
    Popular designer Rebecca Danger presents 20 patterns for the most adorable monsters ever to climb off a pair of knitting needles. Each "stuffie" comes with complete instructions and is as easy to knit as a hat (but a lot more spunky!).

    All are shown in two colourways, and most are done in two yarn weights, to help you pick the perfect yarn to suit your monster's personality. Great how-to photos are included.

    $24.99
  • Big Book of Little Amigurumi

    Quirky, lovable and completely irresistible, these amigurumi patterns are sure to get you hooked on crochet. With designs by best-selling author Ana Paula Rímoli, you can quickly create a menagerie of soft and silly toys.

    • Discover 72 projects all packed into one book
    • Enjoy favourite designs from Ana's top-selling books Amigurumi World, Amigurumi Toy Box and Amigurumi Two!
    • Stitch friendly faces and goofy grins on forest friends, undersea creatures, a tea set, tool set, tugboat and much, much more
    • Achieve instant success using crochet stitches simple enough for the complete novice

    $34.99
  • Doll Days!

    Sew tiny garments inspired by sweet vintage styles, including a buttoned blouse, party dress and scallop-hem skirt. Sewing enthusiasts who already know the basics can build a complete wardrobe from 9 basic patterns. Learn techniques for small-scale style, such as hemming sleeves, adding ruffles and trims, and modifying patterns for fresh looks.

    • Mix and match 9 basic garment patterns for unlimited possibilities
    • Sew a complete doll wardrobe of modern looks inspired by vintage designs
    • Build on your sewing skills with helpful tips specific to sewing doll clothes – choosing materials, adding ruffles and trims, hemming sleeves, modifying patterns and more

    $29.99
  • Doll Fashion Studio

    Create cute and fashionable 18-inch doll clothes for every season of the year, along with doll accessory crafts simple enough for the younger crowd to make. Clear and concise illustrated patterns make these contemporary doll clothes a breeze to whip up, and beautiful fabrics and photography will appeal to all ages and levels of sewists. Features include:

    • 20 fully-illustrated instructional doll outfit patterns (five for each season of the year), plus 8 accessory projects for the doll's owner to make

    • Fit clothing for a small doll, know what tools to use and how to choose fabrics

    • All patterns at the correct size for immediate crafting – no photocopying or tracing

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Dolls Houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood

    This beautifully illustrated book celebrates some of the best-loved dolls' houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood, detailing the astonishing skill and craftsmanship required to create these homes in miniature scale.

    The book invites you to take a close-up look at the most interesting and historically significant examples of this absorbing craft from lavish country mansions to cosy suburban villas, explores the houses' fascinating roles as both domestic teaching aids and records of contemporary lifestyle, and gives unique insights into the world of their owners.

    $32.99
  • Dress Up Your Dolls

    Dress up your baby girl and boy dolls in a wardrobe of beautiful clothes and accessories. Suitable for 12, 15 and 18 inch dolls, the patterns include a great range of dresses, trousers, hair bands, sweaters, hats, scarves and shoes.

    If you are looking for a special party dress, a winter outfit, a dancing tunic or special prince or princess costume, you will find them here, with instructions too for a selection of unusual garments including a safari dress, hat and bag and three fun pirate outfits.

    • 90 gorgeous patterns and 33 outfits to knit and crochet
    • Over 60 beautiful photographs of the finished outfits
    • Includes needle and yarn conversion charts

    $36.99
  • Edward's Menagerie: Birds

    Edward's Menagerie was a runaway success for Kerry Lord, but you weren't content with mammals alone! After constant requests for penguins, owls and chickens, Kerry is back with another collection of outstanding crochet patterns, this time for 40 unique crochet bird patterns all made with beginner crochet techniques.

    These easy-to-follow tried-and-tested crochet patterns are the most diverse range of crochet birds ever published – all presented in Kerry's witty style: from Elvis the cockatoo with a karaoke addiction to Dora the narcoleptic Wood Pigeon.

    Whether you're looking to crochet a duck for your sweetest niece, a peacock for your favourite teacher or a blue footed booby for a special someone then Edward's Menagerie: Birds contains the perfect pattern to get you hooked.

    $44.99
    $36.99
  • Embroidered Dolls Collection

    These 13 exquisite half-doll pincushions are dressed in silk underskirts with richly wool-embroidered top skirts adorned with silk ribbon flowers, feathers, pearls, beads, ruffled lace and crocheted edges, etc.

    Includes a bridal doll, mushroom fairy, Indian in ruched ballgown, Spanish/1920’s dancers, Southern Belle. Everything you need to know to make them: pull-out patterns, step directions, full-page and close-up colour photos, requirements’ list, stitches/designs illustrated, special techniques.

    $19.99
    $9.99
  • Fairy Tale Knits

    Fairy Tale Knits offers six classic tales with a line-up of 20 characters to make, from Little Red Riding Hood and her wolf to the Three Bears. You'll also find a choice of heroines, including independent-minded Goldilocks, resourceful Gretel and kind-hearted Beauty. And of course they're matched with a line-up of worthy partners such as Rapunzel's prince and the enchanted Beast.

    Alongside the patterns, every knit is presented within his or her original story, amusingly retold and illustrated, so that the stories can be read at bedtime.

    Knit the toys, read the tales and find yourself transported straight back into childhood, where good was good, bad was bad and there was nothing surprising about a wolf in a nightgown, or three little pigs turning architect.

    $19.99
  • Felt Dogs

    This book shows you how to make 12 super-cute little dogs, including pugs, poodles, terriers and miniature dachshunds, using needle felting techniques.

    Suited to both experienced felters and beginners, step-by-step photos guide you through every stage of the process, and tools and techniques are clearly explained. Each breed of dog has its own dedicated assembly instructions with measurements and actual size photographs.

    $21.99
  • Felt Wee Folk New Adventures

    Salley Mavor invites you to the wee world starring 120 dolls to spark smiles and creativity.

    Make bendable dolls that resemble you, your family or your favourite fairy-tale characters including outfits, hairstyles, and accessories with wool felt, chenille stems and decorative stitching. Display the figures in a dollhouse, atop a wedding cake or in a holiday scene to be cherished year after year.

    From the pages of Mavor’s award-winning children’s books, the enchanting wee folk dolls appeal to crafters of all ages and skill levels.

    $39.99
  • Field Guide to Knitted Birds

    From the famous Scandinavian knitting duo, Arne & Carlos take the reader on a journey into the colourful and imaginative bird kingdom. Knit cold weather birds with Norwegian traditional patterns, and keep them warm with bird-sized wool caps and scarves, or make brilliant birds-of-paradise decorated with embroidery, sequins and feathers, or create birds featuring vintage Mexican embroidery motifs.

    These delightful birds can be used as decorations year-round, but are perfect for the Christmas tree when the festive time approaches. With clear instructions, helpful diagrams and full-colour photographs, this book will encourage every knitter's imagination to take flight.

    Look inside the book.

    $39.99