i am not bashful; there are simply not enough words to describe why i find modern handmade plush toys so sophisticated and appealing.
reminiscing over the non-descript gloworm and wall of available cabbage patch kids at t.r.u – everything was everywhere and everyone had it. at 8 years old, this defined cool: to have the same doll as your friends had but with hair color matching to your own.
welcome to the resurgence of hand-crafted, thoughtful toys and i welcome you to my adoration.
internet shopping does not offer everything (i think? i hate absolutes – all of them), but it is a fantastic outlet for artists, and resource for buyers, looking to support handwork, tradition, and creativity. these characters may not be traditionally ‘useful’ purchases, but with modern day spirits in a rut – they are certainly an uplifting alternative to another grey sweater.