Full Tilt Nanna is owned and operated by Anthea Abell - a Melbourne-based mumma to one and an absolute crochet tragic.
Anthea taught herself to crochet in 2012, starting with the humble but beautiful granny square, and made square, after square, after square until she was quite literally hooked!
As her knowledge of yarn and technique grew, Anthea began to focus on using sustainable materials and adapting patterns to improve quality and accommodate her design ideas.
After having a baby, Anthea started making toys because she wanted to know EXACTLY what her daughter was playing with; that it was ethically sound, machine-washable, safe and FUN.
Over time, the Full Tilt Nanna range has evolved to include toys, accessories and keepsakes. Anthea continues to strive for thoughtful and practical design that includes: colour, texture, sensory and imaginative stimulation and a little bit of cheek and quirk!
The amigurumi crochet toys and teething rings are made to the highest standards of safety, durability and play-ability. Our in-house product tester (also known as Anthea's daughter) rigorously tests each design ensuring they are suitable for the little folk in your life.
Anthea uses high quality, eco-friendly yarns (cotton, bamboo and upcycled denim) that can be thrown in the washing machine because let's face it, the toys are going to wind up strewn on the floor and in the kids' mouths.
You can be sure, by buying direct from the maker, that no one is being exploited in the production of these toys and the more your kids love them the better they become - they simply won't fall apart.
The line of baby accessories holds the same principles as the toys and only quality, super soft, machine washable yarns are used: they feel divine against precious new skin and hold their shape after each wear. They will stand the test of time and become treasured hand-me-downs for years to come.
Thanks for taking the time to visit the store and for shopping small and supporting handmade.