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Foremost Handmade Toys in Weymouth

Catherine Owen makes Textile works from full-sized costumes to toys that fit in the hand. My work has a gentle, almost retro feel, especially as I like to use old fabrics, offcuts, and dabble in button-jointing. I am a keen recycler and cannot say no to fabric donations, passing my scraps onto little girls to sew with. If you're interested in my products, contact me through our booking form.

Toys with nice faces

The creatures must have nice faces. They must talk to me, and say nice things. I imagine they are all a little bit naughty, even though they are so cute, just like my children. They are usually 'born' in my head first, and change as the sewing takes place, becoming something I don't always recognize. How exciting!

My love for my work

I love putting wool cloth into my washing machine on hot, pondering the contents of my button tin, and looking at color and texture when thinking of a new project. I enjoy stuffing the animals the best, seeing how they begin to hold themselves, and if I have achieved something of my ideas!
I am a proper artist though, with a nice honors degree from Edinburgh College of Art.



I can't believe it could be nicer than the photos, but it was. Such a lovely, well-made bunny! This just tried to autocorrect to well-mannered, but in fact, it does have a charming expression. I asked Catherine to choose one with personality, and she did. That should tell you why buying from her is great - constructed, sold, and sent with care.

22 Feb 2022

This was a gift. I asked for a note to be added and it was. This was fantastic as it made it more personal. It was received on time and my sister was delighted. Great service. Catherine was a very easy to deal with. This little hamster has found a nice new home. Thank you.

22 Feb 2022

So adorable! Perfect cozy-looking little hammy. Arrived safely in great time! Thank you so much!

22 Feb 2022

The Raggy Rat

Art work
Soft Sculpture


6 Reviews

Jack Norris

23 April 2024

23 April


I got a fantastic cute little cat made from recycled materials as a gift for my Mum. I know she is going to love it as it is an amazing unique gift from an ind...
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Carla Jones

19 March 2024

19 March


She designed a beautiful drawing for my wine brand. I was impressed by her quick and efficient work ethic, keeping me in the loop every step of the way through....
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