When Snells Beach sewing aficionado Brenda Howson of Zealous Design was a child she had a precious big rag doll that she loved to pieces. Now she makes beautiful handcrafted dolls and soft toy animals so that a new generation of Kiwi kids can love a unique doll that’s made with care and love.
This very stylishly dressed bear from Petal and Pleat stands approx. 30cm tall and has been handmade with soft 100% cotton fabric and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. His seams have been double stitched to make sure he is nice and strong for lots of adventures! Can you find him a friend and a forever home?
Cathie Wedekind lives in Auckland with her husband, one of her daughters, and two teenage grandchildren. Home doubles as production headquarters for her range of babywear and toys, Mimi and Rufus, and having recently retired from full time employment as a commercial project coordinator, Cathie is looking forward to spending more time designing and crafting her products.
Helping Santa out with deliveries this year? We’ve picked out some quality wee Aotearoa-made goodies and some sweet stockings and sacks to fill. Take a peek into our Christmas Stockings and Fillers collection now…
There’s nothing quite like well crafted gifts for the little people in your life: they have heart and soul that mass produced toys just can’t compete with. We’ve picked out a beautiful range of locally made, cute and colourful creations for kids – so check out our Gifts for Children page now!
This adorable one of a kind, handmade cat doll from Saskia’s Studio is named Maggie – and she has a sweet little kitten that she carries around in a baby sling. Great for encouraging imaginary play, this duo are lovely to cuddle and hold
Goblin wrangler and librarian Pam Vallender of Rednellav Goblin Catchers reckons her Urban Goblins are rather like weka, magpies, or UK urban foxes: they’ve ended up in our back yards because people have made it possible. Her goblins know that where there are people, there are interesting things to eat and shiny objects…