It all began with a bunny...
Actually, No, it all began with a baby... well LOTS of babies!
I began making â€˜baby-safe bunniesâ€™ for all my friendsâ€™ babies with sewn on faces and no chewable, choke-able bits. They were so popular that I moved on to mass-production (that's where the 'factory' bit comes from!)
My husbandâ€™s favorite TV couch was taken over by soft toys. To keep him happy I designed him his very own toy dog. We were living in a tiny apartment and couldnâ€™t have a real puppy so I created a substitute based on the neighboursâ€™ Jack Russell puppy. Jake was designed with movable joints so he could sit, stand and cock his head to one side. Heâ€™s really cute but rather complicated! Iâ€™m rather impatient and prefer things that donâ€™t take forever to make. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ve made sure all my other patterns are as easy as possible.
Iâ€™ve been sewing and knitting my own toys and dolls since I was a kid, but it took until my 30s (OK, mid-30s) to realize that youâ€™re never too old to do what you love!