Skitters the Raccoon

It’s hard to believe that I let nearly eleven months pass without releasing a new plush character, but I finally completed a new one, Skitters the Raccoon, last Friday! I’ve had plans to make a raccoon for a while now. I … Continued

Ethically Made for the Holidays – A Gift Guide for the Conscious Shopper

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It’s almost that time—the commencement of the biggest shopping season of the year! You may find yourself feeling a little stressed about the task of checking off your shopping list, and you’re not alone. Where once the frustrations of holiday shopping ended at … Continued

Buy Local Season

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start thinking about things like where to find gluten-free stuffing for your celiac cousin or where to buy the most festive holiday sweater for your cat Sprinkles. While marking off your shopping lists couldn’t be any easier now … Continued

Kickstarter Stretch Goal to Support The Edible Schoolyard

*Update 11/9/17: We didn’t reach the stretch goal, but Falafel had his heart set on enjoying some winter vegetables and decided to get the supplies anyway! Here’s Falafel exploring The Edible Schoolyard Greensboro! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Falafel’s Garden has reached its initial funding … Continued

Falafel’s Garden is Live on Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter children’s book project is now live! For those of you who might be using Kickstarter for the first time, here are some things that are helpful to know: You must create an account with Kickstarter in order to back … Continued

Part 6: My Inspiration for a Children’s Book about Healthy Eating

This is the sixth and final post in the series. You can read the first post here. It’s less than a week out from the Kickstarter launch to fund printing Falafel’s Garden on 100% recycled paper in the US, and I’m getting … Continued

Part 5: Falafel’s Garden Eco-Friendly Children’s Book Coming to Kickstarter!

This is the fifth post in the series. You can read the first post here. I’m excited to announce that Falafel’s Garden will be coming to Kickstarter September 6th, 2016! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowdfunding … Continued

Fluffmonger Children’s Book Part 4: A First Look at Falafel’s Garden, Plus Another Free Coloring Page!

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This is the fourth post in the series. You can read the first post here. A lot of things have come together in the past week for Falafel’s Garden that make me feel like I can finally see the finish line off … Continued

Fluffmonger Children’s Book Part 3: A Garden for Falafel, Plus Another FREE Coloring Page!

This is the third post in the series. You can read the first post and find the Falafel the Llama coloring page here. Falafel the Llama, Griswold the Sheep, and Baxter the Horse are as antsy as I am to reveal more … Continued

Fluffmonger Children’s Book Part 2: An Introduction to the Characters, Plus a Free Coloring Page!

This is the second post in the series. You can read the first post here. It’s been a few weeks since I announced the children’s book I’m working on featuring some of my plush characters. I’ve been steadily dyeing and sewing … Continued

Custom Penguins

While Fatbird the Penguin is not new, he is one of my favorite characters I have made.  I designed him in the spring of last year before I started my blog, and I have regretted not getting to write about him. When … Continued

A New Fat Dinosaur Friend – Snert the T-Rex

A fat dinosaur has been on my wishlist of things to make since I first learned how to sew. After finishing up some final orders for the year, I decided to finally take the time to design one.       … Continued

Fluffmonger Organic Baby Toys – All About the Materials

After finishing up last week’s craft fair, I had a little bit of time to work on a new Griswold the sheep organic baby toy.  The majority of my customers are adults wanting collectibles for themselves, but I still frequently sell items for … Continued

The Making of a OOAK Custom Organic Panda Bear

I recently got a request for a OOAK organic panda from one of my favorite customers in Oregon.  Alison is the type of customer every artist dreams of!  She asked for a panda, but aside from selecting the materials and requesting a … Continued

My Latest Organic Stuffed Animal Design – Grump Nugget the Christmas Cat

When I got into sewing almost three years ago, one of the first patterns I decided to make was of my cat  He is the epitome of an adorable fat lump, so I was eager to make him into a stuffed animal.  He … Continued