calamitybolt

handmade toys + sewing patterns for runabout play

Guyra, Australia On Etsy since 2016

calamitybolt

handmade toys + sewing patterns for runabout play

Guyra, Australia | 26 Sales

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About calamitybolt

Sales 26
On Etsy since 2016

cloth + wood toys - for the young and the playful!

Hi! I'm Elke. I live in a quiet country town in the New England region of NSW Australia with my husband, 2 children, spoiled cats, spoiled dog and very spoiled chickens.

My weaknesses are handmade toys, all manner of vintage textiles and old children's book illustrations; the nostalgia and palettes are endlessly inspiring to the toy-designer-maker in me.

When I think back, I've always loved craft and my own toy-making adventure started when I was about 12 years old, making dolls and doll clothes for my younger sister... on an old treadly sewing machine! Anyone remember those? Having my own children sparked the creative bug once more and I've been making hobby horse toys ever since, sending them to customers across Australia and round the world for nearly a decade. Most recently I've added pattern-writing to the mix, so you can make them too! I hope you feel inspired to make one or two... or a hundred.

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    Hello! Thank you for visiting my shop. My name is Elke. I design runabout toys for kids and write sewing patterns so you can make them too :)

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