Dolls, Bears & Soft Toys

  • 50 Yards of Fun

    Rebecca Danger presents a delightful collection of over 30 irresistible toys and each project uses only about 50 yards (46 m) of yarn.

    • Stitch five basic body shapes, each shown in several variations, to create knitted animals, robots, monsters and characters of every description
    • Knit small projects that make great use of yarn scraps and are wonderful for ornaments, gifts, mobiles and baby toys
    • Find knitted toy patterns for all skill levels, any type and any weight of yarn, and any needle size

    $29.99
  • 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.
    $29.99
  • 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 dolls 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
  • Crafty Dolls

    You can create your own beautiful rag doll collection at home with Crafty Dolls with over 30 variations of adorable rag dolls to make, including a beautiful ballerina, a party princess, a bed time doll and even tiny pocket dolls.

    Each classic doll pattern has a modern twist and every single one has a lovely outfit to create to match their hobby, such as fashion, music, crafting, pets and sport. You can dress your dolls up even further with accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery.

    Whether you prefer to knit your dolls or tackle sewing projects, all the templates and patterns are included so you will be able to create gorgeous dolls with ease. Jane's clear instructions and step-by-step photographs will walk you through everything you need to know, from how to make a doll, to the equipment you'll need, and how to perfect your sewing and knitting techniques.

    $24.99
  • Crochet a Zoo

    Go a little wild as you stitch everything from lions and tigers to bears and baboons. Featuring organic materials, these imaginative toys are perfect for children of all ages. You can even create felt bananas, leaves and other zoo food, plus zany zookeepers all dressed for the part.

    • Choose from more than 16 playful patterns for crochet; stitch one or two animals or construct an entire zoo set for a special gift
    • Bring your zoo animals to life with clever details and ideas for customizing, such as shaggy manes, felt stripes and embroidered paws
    • Complete each beautifully illustrated design in just a few hours using basic crochet skills

    $34.99
  • Cute Felt Bears

    The funky, stylized bears in this book are so versatile – from holiday and activity-themed bears in surfer gear and Santa suits to artistic takes on real bears like the panda and grizzly. There's even bear-inspired jewellery, clothing, pillows and more.

    Each project provides step-by-step instructions that are simple enough for beginners and even kids. Fun stories and interesting bear facts are featured at well.

    Felt is an ideal fabric for new sewers; it is easy to work with and available in a multitude of colours. The author also includes helpful advice on choosing the right tools and materials, a guide to different stitches and full-size templates for all projects.

    $39.99
    $19.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fun of the Fair

    Sew colourful fairground themed animal toys with this fun and fabulous collection by Australian designer Melly McNeice. Choose from five adorable fairground animals including a pretty pony, ric rac lion, performing seal, cheeky monkeys and a family of elephants. These fun and fabulous designs will have you sewing adorable toys in no time!

    Each of the brightly coloured projects is suitable for sewers of all abilities. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, quirky photography and templates make this an irresistible addition to your sewing collection.

    $22.99