Clare's whimsical toys are a little bit different to other hand-made softies, because each unique critter, is made from recycled garments, deconstructed and remodelled into collectable animals.
Everything Clare makes, is done on this wonderful old singer. "It is a fantastic machine and suits me perfectly. It was my mum's machine when she was young and she has passed it to me now." Clare says.
"I source my coats, throws, hats and scarves from charity shops and eBay. I look for good quality, dense and faux fur to cut up" says Clare.