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Koo Koo for Cuckoonest!


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You thought New Zealand couldn’t get any more awesome after the hobbit invasion?

HAH! Hardly! Let me introduce you to Cuckoonest.

What is Cuckoonest, you ask?

Well,  Cuckoonest is the creation of Kim Edwards, a gal who I have never met, but I think we must have a lot in common.

– A love of felt. Check.

– Perfectionist nature. Check and check!

– And a good sense of humor. Checkety check CHECK!

According to Internet lore, Ms. Edwards “spends many hours creating a range of beautiful, handcrafted play and decor items. After her first child was born, Kim began sewing with the help of her sister, and 10 years later they have it down to a fine art. The whimsical world of Cuckoonest brings delight to both young and young at heart, with a collection of items which is sure to be treasured by all who own them.”

You may know her for her wonderous deer heads, yes?

But I fell in love with her for her cuckoo clocks. Really, what is not to love?

And then I bow down to her for her little Red Riding Hood felt house. Oh my!

Sadly, I can’t find her hand crafted goodies Stateside, but oh you lucky Brits. You can find her goodies (when they are not sold out…) at Peanut and Pip, or in Australia at Lark Handmade.

But until I find you, I will enjoy you online, Kim.  Sigh.

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  1. Kellie MiniMustHave says

    Dottie, you’ve gotta love us Antipodeans! Cuckoo Nest is simply fabulous and don’t even get me started on Larkmade! I am actually off to the land of the long white cloud next week – can’t wait.

  2. keepingupwithstella says

    Those are right up my alley too! I am a felt junkie! I wish those were here– I would be all over that Red Riding Hood House! As well as that tea party set. Ooohh…

  3. lishyloo says

    these are too cute!

  4. Karla says

    Oh wow! These are so great! Do tell us if you ever find them stateside!

  5. Dottie says

    Kellie–I’ve noticed that half the stuff I fall in love with online is from Australia! What is in the water over there? Crafty GOLD!

  6. RocketGirl says

    So gorgeous! Those little mousies just kill me! I might have my friend send me some. Hmmm…

  7. kodie says

    Geez Louise….could felt get any better than that?!? Lovely!

  8. ChantaleP says

    Wow, this is awesome. I never knew you do all this with.. felt!

  9. Amber Liddle says

    Love love love the cuckoo clocks!!! All of it is so sweet. I just love how you can create so many different things with felt.

  10. Alicia P says

    Gah. My head just exploded. Cuteness explosion meter is off the chart.

  11. Charla Anne says

    Sooo much cuteness I can hardly stand it!! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Suze says

    http://cuckoonest.blog.com/

    For all you fans out there – here’s where you can see what Kim is up too. She’s truely an inspiration and sooo clever.

    x S

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