I never really did outgrow my childhood love of stuffed animals, and once I learned how to sew my own stuffed toys I created my own little zoo. I have a wide variety of stuffed animals available at CreativeCritters, and continue to add new critters on a regular basis. Some are plush and sewn from soft fur fabrics, fun prints, and soft chenille, and some are knit in different types of yarn. My most recent addition is my knit penguin.
I created my own pattern for this funny penguin and even sculpted the eyes from polymer clay. I like having the ability to completly customize my creations. I've used polymer clay to make my own eyes, teeth, claws, noses, and other parts for my stuffed animals.
I also make plush teddy bears with jointed arms and legs. These bears are just full of personality, and each is a one of a kind creation. I use high quality fur fabric and sew the bears by hand. Right now I have bears in blue, pink, brown, purple and white. They range in size from my tiny 7 inch bear up to my big 18 inch tall bear.
And for Easter I've got an adorable knit purple and white bunny rabbit. The variegated purple yarn inspired this rabbit. The color made me think of Easter, and Easter bunnies. When I was little Gramma would always hide a stuffed animal with my Easter basket, and I just loved those bunnies!
And to indulge my love of fantasy I've sewn stuffed dragons as well. This one was created using some of Gramma's floral print dresses. The bold bright colors make this a very happy dragon! This large dragon is 22 inches tall and she took many hours to sew. Her wings, claws, and tail are wired so they can be positioned into different poses.
My love of animals certainly shows up in my creations. I've got everything from little ladybugs, to hedgehogs, cats, dogs, walruses, to fish and birds. From cute and cuddly to wild and whimsical, you just never know what kind of animals might show up at CreativeCritters! ;-)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters