Crochet Toys for Kids, Housewares and Needlework

Fort Worth, Texas

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About MagnoliaSurprise

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Magnolia Surprise ~ Crochet for Kids and Home

I have always loved creating with my hands -- crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, painting, ceramics, sewing. I am self-taught on all but ceramics and even still have the first thing I crocheted ~ a doily, and even though I somehow got it turned around backwards in the middle of things, it still turned out pretty good!

Though my shop focus is on crochet, you just might find a bit of those other loves from time to time -- that's where the Surprise comes in!

I love to crochet toys for the little ones -- pretend food for their play kitchen, amigurumi animals to hug and cuddle, play sets to spark their imagination. I use both cotton and acrylic yarns to crochet my toys, and always cotton for the play food -- no fuzzies! I make them with safety for the young child in mind -- arms and legs and other pieces-parts are sewn on very securely. I do use plastic safety eyes that are securely fastened, but can always substitute embroidered eyes if you prefer. Toys meant for infants and toddlers under age 3 will have embroidered eyes.

Most of my toys are recommended for ages 3 and up, in order to adhere to child safety standards. Each listing shows safety and age recommendations for that particular toy. A tag is also included with each toy that shows the safety recommendations, materials used, and washing instructions.

I also crochet fun and colorful coasters and pot holders for your home and kitchen. These are made not only for protection but also with a sprinkling of whimsy to put a smile on your face!

My shop is named after my granddaughter, Magnolia, who got me started on making toys. After making animals and foodies for her, I decided to open Magnolia Surprise. Noli is still my source of inspiration!

I do it all -- make by hand everything in my shop, take all the photos, write all the descriptions. I pack and ship, write a blog, have a presence on IG, G+, FB and Twitter! I try to put a little of myself (and, of course, Noli) into all that I create!


I'd love for you to visit my other shop.....

Magnolia's Sewing Basket for vintage and modern sewing and needlework patterns, notions, linens and fabrics, as well as other miscellaneous vintage items.

Shop members

  • SarahBeth

    Owner, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Packer And Shipper

    I am a mom to two and a grandmom to one granddaughter (Magnolia!) My very patient husband puts up with all my clutter and never says a word when I walk in with yet another bag of yarn!

  • Magnolia

    Chief Toy Requester And Sometimes Model

    Favorite saying… "Make one for me!"

  • Oliver

    Boss Kitty And Protector Of The Yarn

    Favorite saying… "Meowzer! Leave the yarn out and see what happens!"

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello and thank you for stopping by my shop! I hand make each of my items with love and care and with great attention to detail and safety. Thank you for buying handmade!

I appreciate your taking a moment to view my shop policies ~ if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may convo me through Etsy - just click on the "Contact" or "Ask a Question" button!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Customer satisfaction is my number one priority! If you are unhappy in any way with your purchase you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price; original shipping costs cannot be refunded. Likewise, all return shipping costs are the customer's responsibility.

I just ask that you do the following:
• Contact me via Etsy messaging (Convo) within 7 days of delivery.
• Return it within 14 days of delivery in the same condition in which you received it.
• Your refund will be processed as soon as I receive the returned, undamaged, item.

If you have any questions, please contact me prior to purchasing. I'm always happy to help!!

This does occasionally happen and I do want you to be happy!! If your item arrives damaged, please contact me via Etsy messaging (Convo) as soon as possible.

In order to refund for a damaged item, I will need the following within 7 days of delivery:
• Photos of the item, plus the inside and outside of the box or envelope.
• This is needed in order to file a damages report with the USPS.

• Please keep the original packaging and the damaged item until your claim is settled. You may be asked to take them to your local Post Office™ for inspection later.

• I will gladly refund for damaged items -- purchase price only; your original shipping amount cannot be refunded.
• Return shipping for an item damaged in transit will be at my expense up to the original shipping amount -- I will refund you upon receipt of the item.
• Depending on the damage, I may just ask you to discard the item, rather than shipping it back.

• Please be sure to contact me first before returning any item! Just click on the
"Contact" button!
Items ship out within one to three days -- excludes weekends and holidays. If there will be a delay, I will let you know.

If the item is 'made to order' it will be shipped as soon as it's completed and paid. I'll be in touch with you via Etsy's messaging system (please be sure you are set up to accept Etsy notifications).

• Please be sure to check your address information before buying. The customer is responsible for the cost of re-shipping the item.

• Domestic shipping rates are calculated based on weight, package size and buyer's location and zip code.

Items ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail, depending on weight. Priority Mail can also be selected for packages weighing under one pound.

I only ship to the US at this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please message me through Etsy -- just click on the "Contact" button!

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

• Toys -- Spot clean or gently hand wash, roll in towel to absorb excess water, and air dry. Some reshaping may be needed.
• Coasters, pot holders -- gently hand wash and dry flat.

Safety Information

All of my toys are made with your child's safety in mind. This is my utmost priority -- I double sew attached parts (arms, legs etc) so that they are securely sewn on. Safety information is included on each toy listing as well as on a hang tag on the toy itself.

Most of my toys are intended for children 3 years old and older who no longer put things in their mouths, though some are good for all ages with no small parts. I do use plastic safety eyes which are considered "small parts" and therefore intended for ages 3 and older. Plastic safety eyes are securely fastened and locked into place. If you would prefer embroidered eyes on an animal, please let me know -- I would be happy to make a special order for you.

Custom Orders

I will be glad to make something special for you! If you are wanting different colors or more than one, or perhaps an animal that is not listed, just let me know and I'll see what I can do! Just click the "Ask a Question" button and I'll answer ASAP!