Welcome to my little shop, ZEALOUS DESIGN where everything is handmade by me in New Zealand!

When I was a child I had a precious big rag doll, I loved her to pieces, now my daughter has her and is loving her in the same way. It's hard to find dolls that aren't plastic anymore so when my sewing evolved into doll making I was in heaven. I make beautiful handcrafted dolls so that a new generation of kiwis can love their soft cuddly doll, just like I did as a child.

The dolls are made completely from scratch using designer fabrics for clothing and sometimes body parts. I source hard wearing wool felt for their hair and the dolls faces are often hand embrodiered while my kids watch on, giving advice :-) Once the body parts are cut, I sew them together at least twice to ensure they will endure thousands of cuddles, then the body parts are stuffed and the dolly is sewn together - not an easy task with all her stuffed limbs on the inside, but once I pull her the right way out (a lot like being born) she starts to look like herself and after another lot of stuffing, she fills out and becomes who she is: precious and unique.

When my dolls find their forever home, it makes my heart so happy. I hope each doll will endure more than one generation like my old rag doll did.

Thanks for stopping by!
Brenda