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Lovingly Handmade Crochet

A journey through chronic illness to creativity!

My name is Laura and I am the owner of Lovingly Handmade Crochet. I became disabled at just 28 years old. I had to give up my new teaching job in special education as I was unable to cope with the hours and intensity involved in a career in education. So instead of moping around, I decided to take up crochet as a hobby, and not let my illness stop me enjoying my natural creativity and need to keep busy. I now spend my time recreating people's pets in a "plushy" cuddly toy versions full time, from home. I have always been a pet lover and surrounded myself with lots of furry companions since I was a child. There is something so special about the bond between a pet and their owner - it's almost magical! My plush toys have also been well received as memorial gifts for pets that have passed away, and can offer great comfort at a truly difficult time.

As well as offering these unique pet keepsakes, I hope to inspire other sufferers of chronic illnesses too! Thank you for getting to know me and I hope you like my creations!

Laura & RiccardoLaura with plushiesRiccardo with plushies

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Reviews

  • "It was an absolute joy to purchase from Laura. She sent me pictures through the whole process of replicating my beautiful Penny cat into a gorgeous plush toy. The detail in her work is exceptional and the end product was incredible. My Penny cat now has a doppelgänger! It is something I will treasure and I will be back soon to have another plush made of my childhood cat. Thank you Laura! Xx"
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    Stephanie

  • "I received my pet as a plush today and couldn't be happier. I am in love with it. He is perfect, he is just like a mini me of my dog Charlie and he is so adorable. I was kept informed of everything during the whole process of him being made and consulted on a couple of things that Lovingly Handmade were not sure on how to proceed. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The detail that she has gone into is excellent, even down to his collar and the pendant on it having the paw print on it. thank u"
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    Jane

  • "I can’t believe how cute and also realistic my crochet Zena the German Shepherd is. I am thrilled to bits with her. It exceeded all my expectations. She looks so adorable on the side board. Everyone comments on her. Laura did an amazing job, including some special little features that I mentioned. I know I will treasure it forever. Thank you."
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    Jenny

  • "Laura made me a crochet Rat who looks so much like my beloved fancy dumbo rat, Jingles. This plushie is actually the cutest thing i have ever seen!! she has been made with so much love and care by Laura! Laura was great to communicate with so friendly and approachable! She set work on Jingle crochet'd rattie straight away and it was a very speedy and safe delivery. Her packaging was beautiful!! I would high recommend this shop <3 Thank you so much"
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    Sarah

Delivery

Deliveries are made by Royal Mail 1st Class signed for only, for both UK and Rest Of World shipping.

Multiple orders will be sent individually and charged individually for postage for insurance reasons.

All delivery times are estimated and your delivery is not guaranteed by the date given, although we always try our very best to make sure they are delivered when required. Each product is made to order and the length of time to create every pet plush portrait varies significantly. Please also remember Laura is disabled and she works every day for as many hours as she can because she loves what she does, but sometimes she is just too poorly! We ask our customers to remain patient and allow us the time we need to complete your order, and everyone else's, to our extremely high standards. They are always worth the wait.

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Returns Address

AtLast, Norwich Road, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4NT, GB

Terms and Conditions

Returns will only be permitted if the item is faulty, due to the fact these are personalised items and cannot be resold. Every effort will be made to repair your item or a replacement will be made if this is not possible.

We are only able to create your plush portrait from the images you send us. We will include whatever colouration and details we can see in pictures... in other words, it will be as accurate as the photos we are given! Make sure when you send images you include all the photos necessary showing the required details to complete your order. If you can't photograph it, you must send us a clear description.

All delivery times are estimated and your delivery is not guaranteed by the date given, although we always try our very best to make sure they are delivered when required. Each product is made to order and the length of time to create every pet plush portrait varies significantly. Please also remember Laura is disabled and she works every day for as many hours as she can because she loves what she does, but sometimes she is just too poorly! We ask our customers to remain patient and allow us the time we need to complete your order, and everyone else's, to our extremely high standards. They are always worth the wait.

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Please see notonthehighstreet.com's terms & conditions.