Terri Leahy Designs




Hello and welcome to my fun world of very silly animal characters.

When I started to design I wanted toys that reminded me of my own childhood so I’ve made lots of popular culture references from the 70s and 80s – especially my favourite tv shows and music. Bring back A-Team and Chips I say!

You may notice also that my toys are not gender specific – you won’t find masses of pink or blue in my work. My toys are for us animal lovers which can be anyone! 

I like to use the softest, most tactile fabrics especially for babies. I use bamboo terry-towelling in my face-wipe puppets which is soft on kids’ faces and bamboo is very sustainable (a QI fact it grows about 3 cm per hour) – so it's great for the planet – hooray! I made the face-wipes into puppets too for those tricky kids that hate their face washed (don’t we all). I also use luxurious wool felts that absorb embroidery amazingly and make my hot water bottle covers more cosy to cuddle.

I hope you enjoy my silly world and it appeals to the animal lover in you. Whether it’s a gift for a child, a new baby, Christmas or for the big kid in you!


1-3 December - Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios - Deptford

Fri 11am-9pm, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm

The Guardian: “Find work by some of the capital’s classiest designer-makers.

Time Out:“Visit designer-makers in their studios and pick up gorgeous, unusual presents or commission a one off for someone really special.”

Deptford Fri – Donations welcome, Sat & Sun £3 



Sat 9 December - Craftyfox, Bussey Building, Peckham - 11-5pm

There will be 55+ different designer/makers and artists taking part each day alongside an inspiring mix of workshops. The bar will be well stocked with mulled-wine and DJs will be spinning, keeping the vibe just right! 



Sun 10 December - Urban Makers, Mile End Ecology Pavilion

A great variety of traders, amazing food at Urban Makers Feast and a number of workshops lined up in a fantastic building.




Gill Wing Gifts, Islington

Stag and Bow, Forest Hill

Greenshoots Gallery, Edinburgh

Theatre Royal shop, Leeds