Dolls, Bears & Soft Toys

  • 50 Knitted Dolls

    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
  • 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
  • Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists

    Dolls provide textile artists with the perfect medium for exploring stitch and textile techniques.

    Ray Slater presents the basic principles and techniques of doll making so readers can transfer their work into a three-dimensional format. He provides patterns for different shapes of dolls, from the simplest stump doll to the more complicated jointed doll. Practical instruction on needle-sculpting expressive faces using needle and thread embroidery is described, as well as details on how to use the patterns to make the basic cloth doll. Artists can then really start to express themselves by using a range of textile techniques on the doll whether directly on to the body or on the clothes worn – from beading, hand embroidering, machine embroidering, stamping, dyeing, felting (ideal for hair!) and even quilting.

    The book includes full step-by-step instructions on all the techniques and patterns and stunning images of the creative cloth dolls from textile artists around the world. Doll makers and textile artists will be inspired by the techniques in this book and will explore and develop these to decorate and embellish their dolls.

    $49.99
    $19.99
  • Crocheted Bears and Other Animals

    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
  • 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

    $36.99
    $29.99
  • 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 Crochet Imaginarium

    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.

    $29.99
  • Edward's Menagerie

    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!

    $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.

    $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
    $7.99
  • 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
  • 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.

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    $39.99