Terri Leahy Designs


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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!


19 November - Solo Craft Fair The Chancery, 90 Bromley Road, Beckenham - 12-5pm



27 November - V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green 10-5pm



24-27 November - Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios - Holborn

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

In our year of celebrating Cockpit Arts’ 30th Anniversary, this is the perfect opportunity for visitors to meet 170 talented makers over two sites and buy direct from independent craftspeople.

Ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, shoemakers … and many other crafts
Enter our Prize Draw to win vouchers to spend with Cockpit makers
Featured showcase selection by Jo Newton, Fortnum & Mason
Delicious food from Hand Made Food Café

Holborn £5 (includes free entry to Deptford)


2-4 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  www.cockpitarts.com


8 December - CraftyFox Museum of London Docklands 4:00pm 9:00pm

Gather your friends and colleagues and come along for a festive drink and inspiring shopping after work on Thursday 8th December. CraftyFox will be bringing a hand-picked selection of 70+ designer makers to showcase their work at the Museum of London Docklands.

There will also be workshops so you can even make your own gifts and DJs keeping the vibes just right. Entry is free and children are welcome.


10 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!



11 December - Urban Makers, Mile End Ecology Pavilion

We have a fabulous variety of traders, amazing food at Urban Makers Feast and a number of workshops lined up.


15 December - Craftyfox Christmas Night Market - The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton 4-9pm

The second of two special edition 'Night Markets' at the Geffrye Museum, Hoxton. Featuring 65+ designer-makers and artists. This atmospheric venue is the perfect place to get into the festive spirit! Browse the stalls with a mulled wine in hand, meet the makers and buy unique gifts for friends and family.



Gill Wing Gifts, Islington

Greenshoots Gallery, Edinburgh

Theatre Royal shop, Leeds

DoopoDoopo, Forest Hill






Address: Unit 209, Cockpit Arts, 18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ