Sometimes Gwendolyn hides in a special lair by the path, where she can see if any cats pass by. She really loves cats. She thinks they are so cute, and also scary even though they leave her alone. Her favourite toy is a tiny stuffed cat, which was a birthday present from Penelope Rabbit.
Gwendolyn is 14" tall. She is made of grey organic cotton with a brushed flannel texture, with a black mask and tail stripes and a white snout. Her ears are lined with cotton shirting. Her eyes and nose are hand-stitched with cotton thread. She is stuffed with washable polyfill, so she can be hand washed in warm water and air-dried.
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 a good example of the animals. Hazel Village and the animals have the same core values: they are resourceful, clever, jolly, diligent, and gentle.