my menagerie is a menagerie of handmade felt toys, cushions and nursery products. Each piece is made out of beautiful merino wool felt and is hand-stitched with care by the maker Caitlin in her Blackheath studio. Many of the toy animals are inspired by the maker’s childhood - growing up on a small farm in the Tasmanian bush, where her family raised orphaned pet wombats who loved munching on carrots, where boisterous guinea fowls ran amuck and where wild owls hooted in nearby trees at night. Other toy designs are inspired by some of the animals that the maker simply loves, like the sleepy sloth, her French Bulldog puppy and the majestic giants of the sea - the whale.
my menagerie is conscious of its environmental footprint in making a consumable product, reflected in its material choices. The toys and nursery products are made from the highest quality, natural, long-lasting wool felt and filled with an eco-friendly stuffing made from recycled plastic water bottles.
my menagerie’s range of toys and cushions are both beautifully crafted and functional. They can be placed more ornamentally in a nursery or cuddled to bits by little ones.