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My name is ISOBEL MORRELL - My contact details are:

Facebook.com/ www.facebook.com/ColdhamCuddliescallingIsobel
twitter @ Coldhamcalling
e-mails petis [!at] tiscali.co.uk
or coldhamcuddlies [!at] tiscali.co.uk
blog http://www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com.
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Welcome to the world of COLDHAMCUDDLIES! Your one-stop destination for Animal Art Toy Dolls.

I have been making Cuddlies Keepsake Toys for most of my adult life. I started creating these wonderful vintage…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 8
  • Joined January 13, 2010

Favorite materials

Plush fur fabrics for heads, paws, tails and ears, tweeds, linens and other suitable heavier weight materials for the trousers, velvets, tweeds felt and fleeces for the jackets which are lined with nylon or satin lining material, calico for the bodies, polyester fibre for the stuffing, and either black or brown double knitting wool for applying the facial features That ensures that each toy is individual as it is practically impossible to reproduce exactly the mouths noses and claws

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About

My name is ISOBEL MORRELL - My contact details are:

Facebook.com/ www.facebook.com/ColdhamCuddliescallingIsobel
twitter @ Coldhamcalling
e-mails petis [!at] tiscali.co.uk
or coldhamcuddlies [!at] tiscali.co.uk
blog http://www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com.
pinterest www.pinterest.com/coldhamcuddlies


Welcome to the world of COLDHAMCUDDLIES! Your one-stop destination for Animal Art Toy Dolls.

I have been making Cuddlies Keepsake Toys for most of my adult life. I started creating these wonderful vintage animals in the 1950's and have continued making them for family and friends ever since. In 2010, seeking some distraction from the fulltime caring duties needed by my late husband, I was introduced to Etsy by my crafty daughter, opened COLDHAMCUDDLIES in January of that year and have been having a great time ever since. In 2012, the Cuddlies became a full time business, as well as occupational therapy, after my husband died suddenly.

My COLDHAMCUDDLIES are mostly created using vintage patterns I have had over the last 60 years. I do have modern patterns too. My toys are made using unusual faux fur and colourful plush fabrics. They are long-lasting, cuddly, and safe for everyone from birth to the Third Age: indeed many have become Companion Toys for the latter group. The oldest Cuddly still going is now over 45 years old!

COLDHAMCUDDLIES come in all forms:

Bears - Teddies, Pandas, Koalas, big and small.
Golf Club Head Covers.
Rabbits galore, dressed and small
Foxes and other Animal Plush Toys.
Hand/Glove Puppets, and
Novelty Plush Slippers for Children, Women and Men ( Small, Medium and Large for each). Adults sizes are Made to Measure.

As an integral part of the ColdhamCuddlies Shop, I also offer a full restorative treatment for elderly or damaged toys. The treatment procedure can be explained to interested Customers who contact me via convo or email at coldhamcuddlies [!at] tiscali.co.uk. I will e-mail the modus operandi immediately, and we can then discuss the treatment(s) required. Prices are obviously dependent on the current state of the Toy and what the Patient requires to be returned to a good condition. The service has proved to be popular in the UK and near European Continent: I aim to expand it elsewhere as and when approached.

COLDHAMCUDDLIES is your FIRST SHOP STOP for Animal Art Doll Toys made with unusual faux fur and colourful plush fabrics. They are long-lasting, cuddly, safe for everyone from birth to the Third Age: indeed many have become Companion Toys for the latter group.

COLDHAMCUDDLIES come in all shapes and sizes:

Bears - Teddies, Pandas, Koalas, big and small.
Golf Club Head Covers.
Rabbits galore, dressed and small
Foxes and other Animal Plush Toys.
Hand/Glove Puppets, and
Novelty Plush Slippers for Children, Women and Men ( Small, Medium and Large for each.

I have patterns for other Animal Toys - such as Squirrels, Skunks, Raccoons and even Elephants. I just have not yet got round to making them. However if anyone is looking for such an Animal Art Doll Toy, please convo me, and I'll be only too happy to have an excuse to stop what I am doing and make one for you.

All the Coldham Cuddlies -

are handmade in a smoke free and animal free environment:
use polyester fibre stuffing and plastic joints, where appropriate,
meet international safety standards.
are All Handmade in the UK
use Vintage patterns mainly, but some more modern ones if appropriate
use as many Up-cycled fabrics as are available and are appropriate
new, modern fabrics are also part of the package.

As an integral part of the ColdhamCuddlies Shop, I also offer a full treatment for elderly or damaged toys. The treatment procedure can be explained to interested Customers who contact me via convo or email at coldhamcuddlies [!at] tiscali.co.uk. I will e-mail the modus operandi immediately, and we can then discuss the treatment(s) required. Prices are obviously dependent on the current state of the Toy and what the Forever Friend is seeking. The service has proved to be popular in the UK and near European Continent: I aim to expand it elsewhere as and when approached.

Over the years, I have been a knitter, quilter, and dress-maker before finding my true handicraft home - making soft plush animal toys. I don't do dolls: they're more complicated, and I've never been a "doll" person.

Your Cuddly may differ slightly from the picture in our Shop - because, the exact fabric may not be in stock. Every effort will be made to match the colour scheme of your selected Cuddly Toy and I'm only too happy to make a toy using fabrics that may have a special personal meaning for you and your family. Please convo me and we can discuss the modus operandi.

Since sales started, Cuddlies can now be found living in the USA (several States), Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy and Denmark. Forever Homes have been found all over the UK as well, both using Etsy contacts and local ones. Re-orders, for companions to those originally adopted, can be found in the USA and Australia, as well as in many locations around the UK.

COLDHAMCUDDLIES support the following good causes, depending on where the orders originate:

(a) The Royal British Legion (Women's Section), UK
(b) The Billy Bishop Branch, The Royal Canadian Legion in Vancouver, Canada.
(c) In an effort to halt the UK Hedgehog population decline, all sales of our Hedgehog Toys (singly or as a family) are shared equally between two Hedgehog Hospitals in the UK - Tiggywinkles Hedgehog Trust and West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue.

10% of the price goes to the selected charities. In the case of the Hedgehogs, the ten per cent is shared equally between the two Hospitals.

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