Nana Halls' Hedgehogs
Welcome to Sheila's world of Hedgehogs!

A fund-raising venture for my grand-daughters' primary and
pre-school at Stoke Fleming, Devon
Nana Halls' Hedgehogs
Sheila Macadam, 30 Eynsham Road, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9BP
Email: hedgehogs@shelwin.com

  

 

rocket
rocket

green goblin (new)

deep pink

deep pink

argentina
argentina

turkish delight

turkish delight

ingot

ingot (gold)

electric blue

electric blue

orangeade

orangeade

raspberry sorbet

raspberry sorbet

copper

emerald

irish-emerald
also emerald (trick
of the light)

pale blue

pale blue

royal blue

royal blue

cream

cream

rusty

rusty

rainbow (new!)

rosella & olivia

purple - (new)!
includes new colour
wisteria


Hedgehogs at play!


raspberry ripple


blackberry sorbet

cora

not to be parted!



argentina,    rose,    orangeade,    sparkle,  and   turkish delight

 

Why Hedgehogs?
    

One day my eldest grand-daughter, Isla Halls, said to me in reply to a question as to what she would like as a fifth birthday present

  
   "Please Nana, can I have a knitted toy, knitted by you."

   
As her birthday was in a fairly short time, that delightful answer, polite and direct to the point, got me thinking as to what sort of an appealing toy could be made quickly and simply. A search for suitable patterns ensued, and the answer became obvious - hedgehogs!
 

After receiving an enthusiastic and appreciative reception, 'Twinkle' as he was quickly called, and a second hedgehog christened 'Pom-pom' by another little girl, it became obvious that there was a demand from children of all ages (and not just children!) for a soft toy which was

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handmade

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attractive

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soft

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cuddly

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lightweight (you can throw them without hurting anyone)

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fire-resistant

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of different colours and sizes

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relatively quickly knitted

After a trial run, with some dozen hedgehogs ready for inspection, Isla and her younger sister Molly quickly established which colours they liked best, and at her sister's birthday party several boys also chose a different range of colours, most of which have been proven for popularity after a second trial run.
 

So, with both Isla's and Molly's help, production has started as a fund-raiser for their primary school at Stoke Fleming in Devon, as from the start of 2017!

Sizes and costs:

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large    -  cost 7  -  donation to school 3

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medium - cost 5  - donation to school 2

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small    -  cost 3  -  donation to school 1

Colours and other details:

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combinations of any of these colours can be made

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raspberry sorbet

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orangeade

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rose

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green goblin - new

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(lime green)

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irish-emerald green

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latte

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(sparkle)

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ingot (gold)

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electric blue

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cream

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deep pink

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turkish delight

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purple - new!

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(apple blossom)

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royal blue

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argentina

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copper

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rusty

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(pale blue)

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(pale pink)

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(easter yellow)

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(lilac)

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rocket

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rainbow (colours vary)

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wisteria

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(candy pink)

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(black)

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(white)

Specific colours can be knitted to order
to support your favourite football or other sports team,
provided colours can be matched.
Please send your requirements
using the email address above and below.

 

Faces

               Eyes

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white

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cream

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pale pink

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beige

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black

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brown

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dark blue

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green

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yellow

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pink

Polyester Toy Stuffing:
This has been purchased from Hobbycraft
.  Hobbycraft have confirmed that toy material and components purchased from them has been tested for the migration of harmful chemicals and flammability. These tests are covered under the following standards:

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BS EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 Safety of toys. Flammability

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BS EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014 Safety of toys. Migration of certain elements
 

The toys are filled with Supersoft 100% Hi-Loft Polyester

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Safe - Hygienic - Washable - Clean

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The product passes the BS5852 requirement as flame retardant, although is not 100% flame resistant


We consider, however, that these toys are NOT suitable for children under three years of age, because the tinsel wool used can shed.

 

Orders:

Please choose size, colour, & face and eye colours, and send these details either by letter or email to the address shown at the bottom of this page. Please also include your postal address, including post code, and contact telephone number in case there is a query.

 

Small and medium sized striped hedgehogs come in up to seven
combinations of colours to your choice, either random or repeated.

 

Requests for hedgehogs are dealt with in the order that thay are received, and will be dealt with as soon as possible. Each hedgehog is knitted by hand, and will therefore take a couple of days to be created. 

 

Postage and packing:

Packages will be delivered by Royal Mail, and sent Second Class. The cost will be added to the above prices, the amount depending on size of order. The postage is calculated by reference to both the weight and the volumetric size of order, and, together with the packaging, currently works out on average at about 4.60 per parcel within the UK. This cost is constant for up to 4 hedgehogs; orders larger than that would have to be packaged separately, each at the same cost.

 

Second Class post can take between two and seven days for delivery. It is not our practice to trace individual parcels, although this can be done at extra cost.


Other postal services, including tracking, are available through the Royal Mail, especially if urgent deliveries are required. Please contact Nana at either email or snailmail addresses below if such special deliveries are required. Please also contact her if Overseas deliveries are required.

 

Payment

Deliveries by post will include an invoice for payment, and it would be appreciated if payment could be made within a week of receipt, together with any further donations to school funds, if so desired.

 

PayPal

Payments can be made by PayPal.  Please contact Nana on her Email address  hedgehogs@shelwin.com  and she will send you an invoice with instructions as t how payments ate made.

 

 

Thank you in advance!!