George the Giraffe is a lovingly handmade felt soft toy. He is crafted from yellow felt with brown felt patches creating his giraffe-like qualities and has felt eyes. He measures 22cm in his maximum dimension and is an original design from my late mother after she first made him in the 1960s. He is suitable for all children, being CE tested.
When George finds his new home he would like you to know that he was made with love. The felt used to make George has been carefully cut then hand stitched, polyester stuffing has been added and his eyes, patches and tail are all added by hand. It takes me about 20 hours to make George.
There are two giraffes in stock and as all of Missy’s Matters items are handmade there will be slight variances between them. This makes all giraffes unique just as they would be in the wild.
George comes with his own adoption certificate and I aim to keep packaging to a minimum to conserve what I can to help the environment. He is hand washable if he needs to be cleaned.
By purchasing toys from Missy’s Matters you are helping support our environment and animals of the world as I donate regularly to charities.
In my shop there are many other animals who have been living with George whilst he is waiting for his home.
Giraffes are in trouble in the wild and the Born Free Foundation is striving as hard as they can to help them. http://www.bornfree.org.uk/give/adopt-an-animal/giraffe/
Missy’s Matters supports many charities through sales with 20% of proceeds donated to those mentioned on selected items.
1,093 total views, 2 views today
Handmade with love and care for you.
Missy’s Matters was created after many years of craft working as a hobby. Since a young age I have made things amounting to hundreds of charitable donations. The majority of the things I made were with my late mother and were donated to Moorfields Eye Hospital, who saved a little bit of her sight, so that they could raise funds in their gift shop, in order to help others. Now is the time to open my shop so that you can share the special gifts I make dedicated to her. In line with the childhood ethos I grew up with some donations from sales will be made to charities to support the local places mentioned on each item.
Working from home is perfect for me as I suffer from RP (Relapsing Polychondritis). RP causes me a lot of pain as it is an autoimmune condition where my body attacks my cartilidge. Cartilidge can be found throughout the body and RP causes agressive flares where my inflammatory arthritis in my joints gets worse, ribs hurt (costochondritis), nose bleeds, ears are red and sore and throat is hoarse and sore. It also makes me very tired. Even sitting down is sore because of coccydnia.
By owning my shop I am able to use my qualifications from A-Levels and previous work to make things for you. Felt is a wonderful material to design and craft soft toys from and in the 1950s when my mother was only a teenager she discovered just how well it would work. From her original patterns cut from old cereal boxes and anything she could find, come the toys of Missy’s Matters. Why should her creations stay lost and never seen? They bring her memory alive and create that all too important present moment for you to enjoy.
The soft toys are designed for all children, have been CE tested and are hand washable. Eyes are made from felt and I use polyester filling to stuff the toy to comply with safety testing. Missy’s Matters also creates cards, jewellery, painted shells, knitted items, artwork, paintings, cross stitch, cushions, boxed framed art and more. Keep an eye on my listings to see what is new! Generally speaking colour is my thing to create a bright, cheerful light in your life. I love to study the natural world, environment, industrial heritage, architecture and pets. Indeed, Missy is our dog so these items are her Matters!