Handmade and quirky friends

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Being a crafter myself, I love hand-crafted toys and Flying Star Toys have a breathtaking range to choose from. Florence Forrest is an Australian artist who, as well as being the creator of Flying Star Toys, is also Design Dramaturge with international touring company Frank Theatre (so very talented and busy indeed!). Each of Florence’s characters are created using high quality materials such as wool, felt, cotton, velvets and Sashiko  threads for embroidering details.

Personally, I can’t look past the Night-Night Mushrooms. They look  such quirky little characters and would be just as beautiful on a shelf in my world as they would jammed in a Barbie Ferrari in my daughter’s world. Because I can’t stop at  just one favourite, I must also mention the Molehill Mouse – he looks to be a quiet fellow and I think will make a great addition to someone’s  serene nursery somewhere.

To find yourself the perfect handmade piece, dash to Flying Star Toys at Etsy where you have a bounty of little individuals to choose from! Each design has a little bit of a story behind it so you can get a feel for the toys’ unique character.

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