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Hello lovelies!
It’s May and two of my most favourite humans in the world have their birthdays this month, Billy  (my son), yesterday and my younger brother Jamie a week later.
This got me thinking about men that make plush, there are less of them than women but I have to say that men that do make plush seem to be very good at it.
Here are some of my favourites:

 

plush by a monster to love
I’ve featured them before just because I think they are all round awesome, “A Monster to Love”. Twins Ben and Sam and their dad Ray donate one plush to a child in need for every one bought. I love their zombie candy corns.

 

zombie corn by a monster to love
Benjamin of ‘The Big Forest” makes wonderful use of bold colours, I love his attention to detail. There are frequent updates in his Etsy store with lots of choice so there really is something for everyone.

 

pocket bears by the big forest

 

lion by the big forest
“Yetis and Friends” make fantastic faux taxidermy of cryptid beasts. They tend to fly out of Cody’s Etsy store but you can hear about shop updates on his Instagram. I can’t help but think that one of these mounts would make an excellent father’s day gift.

 

tootsie Yeticorn by yetis and friends

 

jackalope by  yetis and friends

 

warhoglin by yetis and friends

 

 

 

 

 

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Becky Gould is the big kid behind Scrumptious Delight. Working from her home in Vancouver, BC she makes plush toys and soft sculptures that combine a love of food, all things furry and an unnatural appreciation of small appliances.

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Firstly thank you to those you tried to guess how many gumballs were in my plush gumball machine. No one came even close, there was actually 68!! I know, right?!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably know that my family includes 4 large house rabbits. So on this Easter weekend I thought I would bring bunnies and plush together in this blog post.

 

Bunnies by Plush Goodness
I am pretty sure that the people reading this post are aware that giving a live rabbit for Easter is a bad idea but humour me while I feature some rabbit themed plush, will you?
Every year after Easter rabbits are dumped in shelters or just let loose in the wild when the Easter novelty has worn off. Rabbits are very complex creatures and not at all a starter pet.
There are many reasons not to get a pet bunny on impulse and my advice would be to get a plush one instead. Here are just just a few reasons why:
-Pet rabbits should be housed inside, especially if you live somewhere where there are predators. They need a lot of space and plenty of time to excercise out of their home base in a bunny proofed area.
These needle felted ninja bunnies by Squirrel Momma are big on personality but take up hardly any space at all. They are so stealthy that you could probably sneak them all kinds of places with you.

 

Ninja Bunny by Squirrel Momma
-Rabbits are expensive pets. They need to be neutered and as they are considered exotics for vet care this will cost you more than getting a cat neutered and if they get sick….ka-ching!
These chocolate coloured bunnies by Little Side Kick are very reasonably priced and I love their clean looking modern design.

 

Rabbit Plush by Little Side Kick
-Bunnies are messy. Yes they can be litter trained but they do about 300 poos a day, it’s inevitable that you will find some outside the litter box. Then there’s the hay, 80-90% of their diet is hay, they need to have hay available all the time, it will get everywhere! Plus they shed…a lot…my house is very hairy!
Flat Bonnie‘s poo plushies speak for themselves, a portion of Flat Bonnie’s sales are donated to rabbit rescues.

Flat Bonnie's plush bunny poos
-Bunnies are not as cuddly as they look. They are prey animals that prefer to have their paws on the ground and almost all of them hate being picked up. They are territorial and if they are not neutered and handled correctly they could become aggressive or very fearful.
Cotton Monster has a few plush bunnies available in her Etsy store right now, they look very cuddly, plus they are wearing socks!

 

Rabbit in Socks by Cotton Monster
My big boy Arlo was on television last week to help vet Adrian Walton spread the message that while rabbits make excellent pets they should not be an impulse Easter purchase. You can what the video here.

 

Arlo TV celebrity
If you are seriously considering a pet rabbit please go through your local rabbit rescue or small animal rescue, they will work with you to find a bunny who is a good fit for your family.

Happy Easter!

 

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Becky Gould is the big kid behind Scrumptious Delight. Working from her home in Vancouver, BC she makes plush toys and soft sculptures that combine a love of food, all things furry and an unnatural appreciation of small appliances.

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It’s March, what does that mean?

Time really does speed up as you get older? Yes.

Spring is in the air? Yes.

It also means that it’s my birthday in a couple of weeks, so this post is all about me!
I would guess that most of you have seen the “3 for 5″ art challenge around facebook. It’s where you post three photos of your artistic creations every day for five days.

It’s been great to look at everyone’s work and see how people evolve as artists. It was also interesting for me at a time when I am trying to shift my focus away from plush a little. Not that I will ever give up plush but sometimes you have to try new things to keep the old things fresh.

I thought I would share my 3 for 5 with you.
Day 1 shows a group of Pickle Punks, one of these was my very first sell on Etsy. It’s my one very early design that I still love.
Also pictured is “Oh La Talulah” she was made for a plush team challenge which had an “Iron Chef” theme. We were each given ingredients that we had to include, mine was faux fur. I don’t know why she has pasties, I think it was because she was going to be bare breasted! The third picture for day one is a 2010 edition of Stuffed magazine where two of my plush appeared on the cover.

 

day 1

 

On day 2 I chose to feature a plush graffiti wall, made as a gift for someone. The sarlacc pitlow which was made for a gallery show called “Stitch Wars”, the photo of it went a bit viral and not all comments about it were complimentary!! Then there is the plush bike, made for a local bicycle themed show.

 

day 2
On day 3 I shared tater tots, a spider baby and “Down went Alice“.

 

day 3
Day 4 shows my blender, which blended (eye roll) my love of plush, fruit, sparkle vinyl, retro things and small kitchen appliances all in one. I added my Yoda who was my first prototype for Funko and a group of mushrooms.

 

day 4
for the last day I chose Audrey II, I still have some coffee tins waiting to be filled with little Audreys here and Little Shop of Horrors is one of my all time favourite films. Of course I had to add I the plush totem pole

 

 

 

 

, even if it wasn’t designed by me at 9 feet tall it was still a feat of engineering! Then lastly and still my favourite piece ever was the gumball machine…if you can accurately guess how many gumballs are in it I will send a small prize..
Happy Birthday to me!!

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