my menagerie offers handmade toys and nursery products. Each piece is designed and made by the one pair of hands behind the brand, Caitlin Perkins. The maker takes great influence from animals in her childhood - growing up on a small farm in Tasmania, where her family raised orphaned wombats and owls hooted in nearby trees at night. Other pieces are inspired by animals the maker adores, including Australian fauna. The hand-stitching detail and simplified designs are influenced by the Japanese embroidery technique “sashiko” and aesthetic “wabi-sabi”, deriving from the time the maker has spent living in Japan.