GreenhouseHeaderIt’s that time of year again! We’re searching for our favorite cut-and-sew plushie designs in the Spoonflower marketplace to participate in this year’s Softies for Mirabel handmade toy drive! This annual toy drive supports the Mirabel Foundation, an Australian organization that offers support to children affected by parental substance abuse. Read on for more information about how you can spread the love and help raise awareness!


Softies for Mirabel, the worldwide handmade toy drive that supports the Australian-based Mirabel Foundation, is going strong into its 8th year, and we are so excited to be a part of this worthwhile drive again this year! 

This fall, we have two options for folks to contribute to this important cause. You can join us in the Greenhouse for our monthly crafting social Pins & Needles in October and November, and we’ll have everything you need on hand to whip up some of our favorite cut-and-sew plushie patterns. If you’re unable to make it here, we will gladly collect any contributions from around the US (and beyond!) here at Spoonflower’s headquarters, and we’ll take care of shipping all of the toys to Australia.


Plushies ready for a new home in Australia!

For Pins & Needles: Head over to Meetup to RSVP for our upcoming socials! We will be printing a variety of our favorite cut-and-sew prints for folks to sew in the Greenhouse, but feel free to come and crochet or knit a toy, as well. Cut-and-sew kits are great beginner sewing projects, so please do bring your friends!

To send or drop handmade toys here: We will also be collecting any handmade toy donations here at Spoonflower’s headquarters from now until Saturday, December 13, at 4pm. You can drop by with your donations anytime if you are in the area, or you can mail finished toys to us.

Please include your name and email address with any toy donations so we can keep you posted as we send over our donation and photos are shared!

Please send all donations to:


 Attn: Greenhouse

2810 Meridian Parkway 

 Suite 176

 Durham, NC 27713

Check out Flickr and Instagram to see the toys as they come in, and post photos of the toys you’re making, too! Just use the hashtag #softiesformirabel on any social media platform.

Feel free to post your favorite plushie designs for the sew-in here, and you can always email [email protected] with any questions! We’re looking forward to supporting this amazing effort in its 8th year going strong!