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Halloween Countdown: Undead Teds

Posted in horror, monsters, plush, toys, undead with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

It’s pretty easy to find a variety of plush zombie creatures these days, but Undead Teds are a cut above (pun intended).

Watch one in action first:

Each UndeadTed is painstakingly made with individually custom-sculpted parts and hand-painted for a unique, grisly finish.



My favorite part of the descriptive text on the site is the following disclaimer:
Please note this is NOT intended as a toy and as such is NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.


Undead Teds

Valentine’s Day Roundup

Posted in art, humor, nature, plush, science, toys with tags , , , , , on February 14, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Time is getting away from me lately with the fundraiser, so I’m making up for it by posting a collection of Valentine goodies.

Ransom and Mitchell: Dearly Beloved

24 Stuffed Creatures for Your Offbeat Valentine


Bleeding Hearts


Ron English: Peace, Love and Understanding


Printable Math and Science Valentines


Oh, she’ll be surprised:

Jordan Elise: Horrible Adorables

Posted in craft, plush, taxidermy with tags , , on February 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jordan Elise makes delightfully unique faux taxidermy creatures she calls Horrible Adorables.


I like her layered felt technique. Who would’ve thought to make animals out of multicolored felt, cut and positioned like scales? Now that’s imagination!


Some of the eyes are eerily real, which (in my opinion) is a great design element.

Wouldn’t one of these be excellent in a child’s bedroom? I wish I’d had a Horrible Adorable as a kid!



Horrible Adorables

Marina Yamkoskaia: The Owls That Fooled the Internet

Posted in craft, plush, you can't handle the cute with tags , , on February 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

A few weeks ago, I posted these adorable little creatures in a Desktop Goodies roundup.

A helpful reader linked me to the Snopes article debunking the claim that these are indeed real animals (my sources said they were, and in this case I didn’t do any further research! I wanted to believe!).


These babies are the work of plush artist Marina Yamkoskaia, and her other creations are every bit as capable of activating extreme cuteness aggression.



So…much…CUTE…can’t handle…the…CUTE!

Marina Yamkoskaia

Child’s Own Studio

Posted in craft, creatures, monsters, plush with tags , , , on December 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This image caught my eye on Pinterest and I was immediately excited about the concept:


At Child’s Own Studio, Wendy Tsao immortalizes the colorful imagination of children by turning their drawings into plush creations.


She does an incredible job bringing any piece of art to life.

I don’t have children, but if I did I would definitely order one or try my hand at this (I’ve made plush versions of my grown up friends’ doodles)! The price is a bit steep ($250), but Wendy’s accuracy is pretty remarkable and it’s clear that a lot of TLC goes into her work.

Look at THIS guy! I wish I could still conjure creatures like this out of thin air!

If you have kids, what drawing would you want to give plushy life to?

Child’s Own Studio

The Doll City Rocker

Posted in craft, day of the dead, plush, you can't handle the cute with tags , , , on November 22, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

The Doll City Rocker makes adorable plushies, ornaments, brooches and other accessories.


Colorful, fun…and full of skulls and skeletons. Great stuff.




The Doll City Rocker

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Run Red Run

Posted in craft, monsters, plush, undead with tags , , , , on June 9, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Run Red Run makes adorable needle felted famed figures little monsters.


Can you handle the cute? I don’t think I can. Okay, maybe I can…A lot.


Death, will you cuddle me please?

Check out Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman!

Run Red Run

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