Dolls, Bears & Soft Toys
Who could resist these loveable toys and their babies? De-stress by snuggling up with Mabel Bunny and her friends, oversized crocheted toys, perfect for giant cuddles and little hands. Not just for children, the soft, chunky yarn and floppy limbs will appeal to al. Mabel makes a great reading companion and at about 70cm tall from head to paws, the animals sit comfortably on a shelf or at the end of your bed.
As well as 15 different animals to crochet and love, including a dragon, a polar bear, a red panda and a pig, you can also make a mini Mabel, octopus and koala, which are 30–40cm tall. The projects are pitched at beginners to improvers and are suitable for someone who has mastered the basics of crochet. So be inspired, choose a pattern to start and be prepared to fall in love with this collection of adorable toys.
Look inside the book.$36.99
An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure, from popular toy designer Gingermelon.
These stunning dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps.
With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations.$39.99
Welcome to the charming world of Luna Lapin, a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste.
Learn how to sew your own felt rabbit along with her exquisite wardrobe including 20 garment and accessory sewing patterns. Choose from a perfectly tailored wool coat, matching tweed skirt and bag or pretty lace set. Don't forget the accessories – there are bunny boots and tiny French knickers to create. Luna even has the perfect pair of pyjamas for elegant lounging and a comfy armchair to relax in.
You will be captivated by the stories surrounding Luna on her adventures as she goes for a job interview and visits the theatre. Her brother Alfie even makes an appearance in his own dapper outfit of jeans, waistcoat and tailored shirt. These adorable sewing patterns will appeal to the child in all of us and make beautiful heirloom gifts to treasure.
Felt Supplies Check out our range of pure wool felt available in a range of lovely colours.$39.99
Learn to make an adorable collection of knitted animal toys with these patterns by the author of My Knitted Doll, Louise Crowther. Louise brings her unique style of coordinated knitwear with cute colourwork details to this collection of toy animal knitting patterns.
There are a total of 12 knitted animals – each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few colour variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities. Choose your favourite animals and outfits and have fun making the perfect gift for friends and family.$36.99
Melissa Lowry was inspired to create these plush characters when searching for safe kids’ toys that fit her modern style. As a result, each doll is designed with both playtime and design trends in mind.
The doll’s friendly features are made with easy-to-learn needle felting techniques, which means soft, cuddly toys, without any sharp plastic components. Choose from a wide variety of whimsical animal characters, including a whale, a cat, a seahorse, a fox and even a unicorn. The projects are easy to personalize with quick patterns for dresses, suspenders and hats in a trendy mix-and-match colour palette. The book features comprehensive step-by-step instructions and traceable sewing templates.
Each animal comes to life with its own narrative backstory and personality traits, so kids can imagine and play.$29.99
Learn how to create an array of extraordinarily life-like and mouthwatering food in polymer clay as well as a selection of stalls on which to display them. The author reveals how to create uncannily realistic edibles including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses and bread using beautifully photographed step-by-step images.
Areas covered include: simple an advanced caning; stacking; colour blending; detailed tools and material information and making display objects including wooden fruit boxes and vegetable baskets. Features include:
- An introduction to techniques suitable for beginners
- Step-by-step instructions for 100 projects
- A colour mixing chart
A celebration of handmade toys, featuring fabulous stuffed animals, handmade baby gifts and more – all made using fat quarter cuts of fabric.
This fun collection features beautiful styled photography, step-by-step diagrams and templates for over 50 handmade toys, with patterns provided by 10 top international talents. All the toys are made using simple sewing techniques alongside patchwork, appliqué and embroidery.$39.99
Delight children and adults alike by creating a whole host of fun and fabulous knitted characters.
Inside you'll find 50 knitted dolls in costume and work attire, including graduates, a doctor, fire-fighter, painter and decorator, ballerina, bride and groom, spaceman, snowman, fitness enthusiast and hiker, to name just a few. All the projects are made from DK yarn, which is easy to wash, durable and child-friendly. They are perfect gifts for loved ones or as a treat for you.$29.99
Margaret Stump has once again outdone herself with this creative collection of 30 "how did she do that" animals made just from pin loom weaving. Would you ever guess that you could make a giraffe, hedgehog, elephant, hippo, sea turtle and so many more animals from these little woven squares? And it's so easy, too!
Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every piece in the book ensure your success. Instructions for four playscapes are also included.
All you need to get started are a 2 x 2 inch and 4 x 4 inch loom and some yarn. Detailed instructions of all aspects of weaving and joining are included to help you get started, even if you have never woven on a pin loom before. Learn what tools you need and the best yarn to use.$39.99
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.$22.99
Just a bit of winding, tying, trimming and fluffing is all it takes to make anyone feel creative!
Adorable Pom Pom Animals features lessons, diagrams and step-by-step instructions on how to make 30 different toys, fashion accessories and home decor items in different shapes and sizes – from miniature poodles and bunnies small enough to wear on a brooch or bag to larger bears, monkeys and parakeets big enough to fill the palm of your hand or hang in your car.
In this charming little book, you will learn how to:
- Select the right yarns to create the correct texture for each animal
- Use stitching and trimming to sculpt and define the designs
- Hone your needle felting skills to give each creation its own personality
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
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
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
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
Here a cat there a cat, everywhere a crafted cat! Cats to decorate your home, to wear or to give to someone you love. The Cat Lover's Craft Book is dedicated to those who craft and those who are in love with all things cat-related! Whether you like to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt, there's a project inside this charming book you'll want to try your hand at, including:
- Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail
- Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover
- Make a lovely hand embroidered brooch or earrings
- Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric
- Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags
- Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow
- Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric
- Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up
- And so much more!
Super simple, step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates make these adorable cat crafts accessible to knitting, felting and embroidery beginners.$19.99
A world away from mass-produced plush toys, Emma Brown’s hand-crocheted creations live on the make-believe island of Shady Bay.
The animals all have their part to play in island life. Ronnie the bear is the Ranger on Shady Bay and he takes his rucksack and cosy scarf whenever he goes on his outdoor adventures. Archie and Boris are two crafty canine brothers and together they build the homes for the other animals on the island. There’s Whimsie the bunny with a wild imagination and Breeze the owl who swoops high amongst the trees gathering the midnight fruit for the other animals.
With 25 gorgeous patterns suitable for beginners through to experienced crafters, you’re sure to find a unique toy in Crocheted Bears and Other Animals that will spark a child’s imagination and become a firm friend for life.$39.99
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
Classic A-lines, sleeveless summer dresses and party frocks – learn to sew eighteen-inch doll dresses for every occasion.
This huge collection of over 40 miniature dress designs includes 28 complete patterns, plus 13 bonus looks created from mix-and-match elements. Richly photographed, stylish dress projects are paired with sewing tutorials aimed at intermediate and advanced doll dressmakers. With princess seams, pretty pockets and a variety of necklines, dressing up your doll has never been so much fun!$39.99$34.99
The clothing patterns in this book are designed to go together quickly and easily (most can be completed in less than two hours!) with professional-looking, runway-worthy results. Templates allow you to start creating and outfitting simply fabulous fashionistas immediately, while learning techniques you can use to create your own original designs.
- Learn a paint-by-numbers method for making beautiful, one-of-a-kind faces
- Create any ethnicity with skin dying techniques
- Add even more dimension and personality to faces and bodies with needle-sculpting
- Follow step-by-step instructions for making 15 different outfits featuring gorgeous fabrics, cool closures and fun trims – from sundresses and recycled denim skirts, to embellished, pre-made sweaters
- Includes easy-to-use templates for the dolls and their outfits
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
If you've ever had a Barbie doll, or you know someone who did, chances are that Barbie was dressed in one of the thousands of designs created by Carol Spencer during her unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer spanning more than 35 years. Published in commemoration of Barbie's sixtieth anniversary, Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made Barbie and the incredible woman behind them.
Illustrated with more than 100 full-colour photographs, including many never-before-seen images of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from Spencer's private archive, Dressing Barbie is a treasure trove of some of the best and most iconic Barbie looks from the early 1960s until the late 1990s.
Along with behind-the-scenes stories of how these designs came to be, Spencer reminisces about her thrilling time at Mattel working with legendary figures such as Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator and Charlotte Johnson, the original Barbie designer, for a full, insider look into life with the beloved doll.$69.99
Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns.
The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit and accessories you want. Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favourite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.
About the Author Kerry Lord is the founder and creative director of the TOFT luxury yarn brand. The yarn brand was born in September 2006, a product of the successful and established family business the Toft Alpaca Stud farm. Kerry is the author of Edward’s Menagerie, Edward’s Menagerie: Birds, Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs and Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium. She lives in Rugby in the UK with her husband, children and dog.$32.99
Ignite your creativity with this interactive flip-book that will keep you, your hook and your imagination busy for years to come.
Design your own crazy critters with this amazing book of mix-and-match crochet patterns. Choose the body parts that take your fancy from our extensive selection and use your favourite colours. Add stripes, spots or scales, and then turn to the sew-on extras section to select hair, eyes, horns, wings or tails.
The flippable pages make it easy for you to follow the patterns in any combination. With 30 heads, one basic body, and 30 different pairs of arms and legs, projects are crocheted in one go from the top down. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques that are needed, this is perfect for beginners.
About the Author Kerry Lord is the founder and creative director of the TOFT luxury yarn brand. The yarn brand was born in September 2006, a product of the successful and established family business the Toft Alpaca Stud farm. Kerry is the author of Edward’s Menagerie, Edward’s Menagerie: Birds, Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs and Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium. She lives in Rugby in the UK with her husband, children and dog.$29.99
These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away.
Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities.
Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a super-soft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
About the Author Kerry Lord is the founder and creative director of the TOFT luxury yarn brand. The yarn brand was born in September 2006, a product of the successful and established family business the Toft Alpaca Stud farm. Kerry is the author of Edward’s Menagerie: Birds, Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs, Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium and Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium. She lives in Rugby in the UK with her husband, children and dog.$36.99
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.
About the Author Kerry Lord is the founder and creative director of the TOFT luxury yarn brand. The yarn brand was born in September 2006, a product of the successful and established family business the Toft Alpaca Stud farm. Kerry is the author of Edward’s Menagerie, Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs, Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium and Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium. She lives in Rugby in the UK with her husband, children and dog.$44.99$36.99