Monday, October 27, 2008

Softies

Ahhh... Christmas is approaching! Now that is is almost November, I can talk about Christmas without feeling like a complete nutter. I've noticed over the last few days/weeks that there are so many cute handmade plushies and softies out there! I want to get Jude a bunch.. here are some of my very favorites from etsy and flickr.



Kitties by Penguin and Fish
Kitties by Penguin and Fish
J Bear by Penguin and Fish


These few are from Penguin and Fish, one of my very favorite plushie sellers on etsy. I love her kitties, dogs, and especially her knitted bears with letters on their belly. I have been wanting to get Jude a "J" bear for a while. I really feel better about him chewing on wool than on some of the fibers on commercial stuffed toys.


Fluffcrobe by Jennybubbletime
Fluffcrobe by Jennybubbletime
Round Robin by Jennybubbletime

Jennybubbletime makes giant "fluffcrobe" softies made of fleece - and they are so cute! I want to buy Jude the large sized orange and blue one, so nobody buy it :P She also sells other cute plushes of various designs, like birds and fish. Her plush are completely washable, which is great for kids.


Cupcake Playset by Nanacompany
Cookies and Napkins by Nanacompany
Jakes Playset by Nanacompany


Nanacompany technically does not make stuffed animals, but she makes felt and fabric play food that is absolutely to DIE for! Her details are impeccable and she often packages items in little vintage-look suitcases (also sold separately here). She will even customize items for your child. I have been following her creations for a while now, and everything she makes is absolutely gorgeous. I wish that Jude was old enough to have one of her little baking sets...


Patchy Bears by AmyK
Crocheted by AmyK


Amyk is based in japan and has some very cute soft animals made of felt. I love the bright colors she uses, and the simple, classic, fun designs. She also makes some crochet animals, my favorite is the little sage green cat.


Reversed Tuxedo Kitty by Kimmymade



Kimmymade has a reverse tuxedo cat plushie for sale, he is too cute! Look at the heart on his bum! She also made some very cute and soft looking elephants that have lavendar sachets inside and are intended to bring good luck and help the owner get a good night's rest. I think I need one ;)


Bear Bonnet by Oliviaew
Deerly Beloved by Oliviaew


Oliviaew makes some really interesting little plushes featuring sad looking girls, usually wearing interesting hats. My favorite is the Bear Bonnet! There is just something about these unique, sad looking dolls that I love... I want to hug them. Olivia is based out of Montreal - another talented Canadian!


Monkey by Punezilla


And last but not least, we Puncezillahave who makes traditional looking Sock Monkeys, as well as an array of other soft toys. Her monkeys are lovely, and have such expression in their face it almost looks as if they were smiling. She is based out of Edmonton, Alberta - which just happens to be the city I was born in!

18 comments:

Penguin & Fish said...

Thanks so much for featuring me! that's so nice.

Kim said...

Wow -- how flattering to be featured amidst such impressive company!! Thanks so much!

Bubbletime said...

Oh what great stuff! I'm so flattered you featured my Fluffcrobes and Robin :D And I SO want to see PE Island some day!

Jennnifer said...

This is a great post, all of the artists are super talented with cute stuff. Thanks for the Flickr add too! I will be back to visit, Happy Holidays a mite bit early to you as well. :) Jennifer

olivia said...

thank you for including my sad girls! that robin is to die for...i'm considering buying one, they're my favourite animal of all time and bubbletime's are expecially darling.

Lily said...

enabler!

Babz said...

Awwwww I love Oliviaew little dolls! And omy lord Nana Company's cupcakes look real. Better keep those away if you get hungry hehe. I need to get on the ball and get started on making gifts for Christmas before it's done and gone!

Courtney von T said...

i thought the cupcakes were real at first! LOL
i think Karl would eat one before realizing...

Staci said...

I must have that bird. :)

Chelsea Ling said...

enabler you say lily??? Well what fun would it be if I was in this all alone!

courtney.... you know better than to let karl around the crafts LOL

Ayumi said...

Thanks so much for including me! Great post, so kawaii :)

Matt said...

I want to chew on your J bear.

Chelsea Ling said...

ahhh matt, you are nothing if not witty

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Thank you for sharing. I love the cats and the sad girls. My two are probably past softies but now I have an urge to get some. I think the best thing about blogging is not having to really grow up. Sometimes I feel that we are all on the playground having a delightful time.

All Things Lovely said...

I so wish I had some children to buy those for! They are all gorgeous. Well, maybe I should just buy some for myself. :)

Ally said...

so much cuteness here ^^

Bree said...

great blog. hey i'm from edmonton, still here too...

Mee a Bee said...

I just bought Ayumi's rubber ducky pin cushion. The sewing is exquisite, every high quality product and so cute!