Made by Swimmer

Kids/Curiosities

We are two sisters living by the sea in Bournemouth, Dorset. We design and make a range of funny, whimsical, loveable - dare we say quirky -  toys, cushions and accessories that make people smile and chuckle. We are inspired by our shared childhood memories of toys, cartoons and storybook characters. We have equal input into the design and production  of our creations. We also pride ourselves on using mostly recycled fabrics, especially pure wool vintage blankets. We love giving new life to discarded materials - shrunken knitwear gets turned into all manner of creatures.

We are pretty much self taught and have been sewing and making since we were small children. We like to think that our work has a universal appeal and is popular with men and women, young and old, children and adults. We still have some of the toys we made for ourselves as children and we hope that our creations today will become well loved and treasured by others.

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