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toy shelves

A while ago, I bought some glass shelves from IKEA so I can display all my toys in my craft room. We finally got around to putting them up this week:

toy shelves
Please click for the full-size image so you can see them properly!

Don’t they look great all together like this? I just threw them up quickly, so I’m sure I’ll be doing some rearranging (and shuffling them to make more space for the new yet-to-be-born animals 😉 ).

Of course, these aren’t all the animals I’ve made. Some of them have new homes:

  • Pink bear lives with Dawn in Surrey UK
  • White lamb aka Lilly Woolington lives with Nia in Berkshire UK
  • Labrador lives with my Dad in Surrey UK
  • Both long-haired guinea pigs live with Jen in Michigan
  • My original shiba inu Ginger Jr and boston terrier AmiBob live with Kari in Chicago
  • One more mystery animal is currently on a photoshoot adventure (more on this later…)

I’m still working on the rest of the craft room – I’ll show you more photos as I complete each area.

PS – If you haven’t entered my contest yet, it’s running for the rest of the weekend!


  1. June said

    Jana, yes, you can make them with regular yarn, but you will probably need a smaller hook (otherwise the stuffing will show through) and your finished animals will be smaller than mine 🙂

  2. Jana said

    This is probably a dumb question, but these things CAN be made with regular yarn, right? I live in Saudi Arabia, and though there is SOME fuzzy yarn available, most of it is in rainbow like colors!

  3. Jeannie aka loopy1 said

    June, they are so adorable displayed on the new glass shelves. I’ve got some glass shelves, too, that need to be put up but my room is such a mess that I don’t know where I want to put them. Also, I don’t have all those cuties to display that you have and I don’t often make them (I really don’t like having to attach all the parts). Some day, I gotta work on managing the fuzzy yarn…never did get the hang of it. Got a reindeer I’m trying to finish up and looks like I’m gonna have to take off his legs, ears and antlers to reposition them before I can send him to my 6yo grandson. Poor thing…the reindeer, that is.

  4. Kathleen Morrow said

    That looks fantastic, I’ll bet it feels wonderful to be able to walk in to the room and see your creations sitting staring back at you. You have every reason to be proud of them they are great!
    I hadn’t seen the little yellow ducks before do you have a pattern for those? They would be great for Easter.


  5. Clare said

    Fabulous! They look great!

  6. sarebear said

    I’m a dolphin nut, so when I got the email the other day ’bout your new sea series, I was head over tail (lol, and flippers?) happy about it! I even own the Ravelry group about dolphins, and will be posting a link to your post/page about it. I did wonder if one could do just a touch longer nose? might be too floppy, don’t know!

    I’m wondering about a hammerhead, a great white, and a couple of other sharks, as well as orca, humpback, blue whale (very few left in the wild, I think, SO SAD!!!!), walrus, and more! Anyway, I love your shelves and lineup!

  7. Denise said

    The shelves look fabulous! What a great collection. I am very envious!
    And to have your collection across the Atlantic is very cool too!

  8. creativeroses said

    you are lucky that you can kept some of your baby by the time I finish one , someone falls in love with them , they will beg for it that I will give it to them. I have enjoy making lots of bunny and guinea pigs and some monkeys.

  9. futuregirl said

    They all look so awesome! 🙂

  10. Tina said

    Doesn’t it feel good to get a little more organized? 🙂 The toys all look happy on their new shelf. I still have not made a Shiba Inu or ordered the Boston Terrier. I love those amis.

  11. dawn said

    pink bear sends greetings to his friends on their nice new shelves! 😉 XxxxxxxxxX

  12. Else said

    These are so nice, June! Thanks for sharing. I’ll bet it’s fun to have company in your art room, too! 🙂

  13. Gail E said

    That looks great! It is perfect for showing off all of your babies. I had to call my hubby over here to see it too. I love your patterns and hope that one of these days there will be a similar set of shelves in our house.

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