Lewis Toad really likes working on his potter's wheel. You can see how he would be good at it because of his webbed hands. But he's afraid of sparks from the kiln because he doesn't even have any fur. Oliver Mouse finds that part warm and cozy, though, so he is happy to help.
Lewis is about 14" tall. He is made of green organic cotton jersey and stuffed with polyfill. You can hand wash him and he will air dry. He has hand-stitched details on his eyes, hands, and feet. His dapper clothing is removable so he can change his outfit.
Jane Van Cleef started Hazel Village in 2010 with her own two hands. She set out to make the toys she would have wanted as a child: soft and cute, with a rigorous commitment to the spirit of play. You'll never see a sewn-on doll shoe or a button that doesn't work because that would mean admitting the animals aren't real. So Hazel Village makes real organic cotton woodland creatures and dolls, and real doll clothes that everyone can share, to inspire hours of immersive, low-tech play.
At the Hazel Village workshop in Brooklyn, Jane does her best to follow the good example of the animals. Hazel Village and the animals have the same core values: they are resourceful, clever, jolly, diligent, and gentle.