Fully handmade wool toys by Анна Ястрежембовская have won the hearts of maybe too many? “I am flattered that my bats won the hearts of so many people, but the number of orders I got was terrifying. It takes 10 days, working 12-14 hours a day, to make one bat-toy,” artist shares. What now may be a sweet struggle 3 years ago was just a new found hobby. Anna saw a beautiful toy made from, at that time unknown material to her. It was wool. “I got really interested in this technique and decided to try making a toy myself. My first toy wasn’t nearly as pretty, it was rather funny, but I enjoyed the process so much that I kept trying. I was felting during my free time, even at night, and I got better with each toy I made. Slowly I began receiving my first commissions. My felted birds got very popular and were flying off to different cities. I was excited about the recognition of my artwork and didn’t even think about the other side of this popularity.” With the help of her daughter, Masha, who takes care of photographing new toys and often models next to them as well, the business blossoms and more new toys are on their way in the future. Make sure to follow Anna’s Instagram and Facebook for more.
It takes 10 days, working 12-14 hours a day, to make one bat-toy
These toys are sold for $19.99
“My first toy wasn’t nearly as pretty, it was rather funny.”
It looks so real and gentle!
Masha is Anna’s daughter and she helps with photographing new toys for Instagram
Amazing how these toys look good in nature