My daughter loves her Crafty Pony. She had him for Christmas last year when she was nearly 10 and is still playing with him today. She was able to do most of it herself. I did the more difficult machining and the ironing, and some of the over sewing. The instructions are very clear and easy to find on the site. It was great fun and very good value for money. I like the fact that it was all produced locally, out of good quality materials and has such lasting appeal.