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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in From Across the Pond, Guest Blog, Plush | 4 comments

Indie Fixx From Across the Pond: Plush

Indie Fixx From Across the Pond: Plush

across the pond: the UK inidie craft scene

Who said toys are just for kids? Let me introduce you to some of the wonderful plush and textile creatures currently being brought to life in the UK.

I just love the creatures from the Monster Workshop of stitches and glue, aka Paul Vincent. I would quite like to adopt them all although I must confess that Knutt is definitely one of my favourite. Which one will you give a loving home to?

Another very talented creator worth checking out is Holly Stanway, who brings to life some rather wonderful creatures under her design label, A Little Stranger. Seriously, who wouldn’t want a Blue Faced Bunny-Yeti or Zombie Bunny to call their very own.

I have fallen in love with more of hirsute chaps than I care to admit in recent years. Largely thanks to the amazing characters created by the delightful Louise Evans, aka Felt Mistress. Follow their adventures and mayhem on the Felt Mistress blog, where you can also get a sneaky peek at work in progress.

Meridian Ariel may originally be from your side of the pond but we are claiming her and her wonderful dolls and their stories as our own.

Did you know that Fish Boys are the librarians of the depths? I wonder if one of these fabulous creations by Lisa Aaron of Lou Lou and Oscar could be tempted to come and watch over my extensive collection of books.

More true to life than some of the other wonderful creatures we have met are Abigail Brown‘s hand stitched birds. I am completely transfixed by their intricate beauty.

- Michelle Duxbury helps runs a rockin’ indie boutique called Rocket 59. Read more about her on the contributors’ page.

4 Comments

  1. Oh my… I think I may have fallen in love with Knutt. I want to hug the hairy dude :)

  2. wow. I am totally floored to be mentioned with such amazing designers. I am totally astounded. Thank you so very much.

  3. those are ridiculously adorable!

  4. The hand stitched birds are perfect for my garden birthday party theme cenerpiece. Real twigs and leaves underneath of course.

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