Welcome to Aleks Handmade! We are a handcrafted and independently designed children’s toy shop. We specialize in handmade fabric dolls. Aleks Handmade is a husband and wife team (Aleks & Brad) working on our dreams side by side. Aleks has been sewing for 19+ years and is very passionate about all things fabric and poly-fil. Brad is the brains behind the tech. He runs all the behind the scenes operations. When a search for a gift did not end as expected Aleks decided she would make something herself. It turns out she was really awful, and created something akin to a whale/dolphin/shark hybrid (it makes for a great pin cushion though). This sparked an idea, many ideas in fact. After a year of perfecting stitches and patterns we released our first toys, which we called ‘softies’. We spent another year pattern drafting and toy testing before we released our dolls. We have since retired the softies, and now focus solely on dolls and doll accessories.
Play is the most important form of discovery in a child’s life. We create soft toys that evoke the natural imagination of young children. Our vision is to bring fun and excitement to the hands of children and change the way they think about toys. From making wishes with fairies to diving with mermaids in the deep ocean – we have a soft toy that will bring out adventure in your child. We believe that every child should have a toy that represents them. Aleks Handmade offers dolls in multiple skins tones, hair colors, and hair styles. Our toys are created by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail. Our fabrics and poly-fil are handpicked by Aleks, who designs and creates each doll. These toys are created to be hugged on, loved on, and played with.
We know that imagination is crucial to a child’s development. Our mission is to offer a place to find an alternative to the ever-growing electronic toy industry. Aleks Handmade offers toys that accompany your child through each stage of childhood to foster creativity and imagination. While each soft toy is designed and handcrafted by Aleks – all the glory has to be given to God. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” –Colossians 3:23 “Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3