Friday, November 14, 2008

Plushie wonder!

If you have witnessed any small children when they first get to give a new plushie a squeeze you know that the soft, squishie wonder of a new plushie is one of the marvels of childhood. Or, when you see them run for a well-loved and worn down ball of stuff a huge squeeze - you know its love!

Who can really resist a soft, cozy, cuddlable marvel such as a plushie? Looking at Gush4Plush’s collection of adorable plush monsters makes a person really wonder who could. Ask Becky of rschreiner.etsy.com, a member of BSMET.

Becky says, “My older sister (my best friend in the entire world), has six children (yes you read right), and the youngest three are in love with Gush4Plush's Plushie animals and monsters. With their kooky eyes and funny dispositions, my nieces can't get enough of them. They're super fleecey soft and make excellent out of the ordinary stuffed animal gifts.”

Becky also adds the environmentally friendly aspect of the plushies is a big bonus, “Plus they're filled with Ecofill. Go environment!”

Customer service is also one of Gush4Plush’s strong points, concludes Becky; “Shannon, owner and designer, from Gush4Plush, has been super in terms of customer service. She's quick with shipments and excellent with communication.”

So, with that wonderful recommendation how could BSMET not feature Shannon of Gush4Plush as our first Friday night feature? Shannon graciously answered a few questions for BSMET.

She tells us that she was inspired to start making plushies by “some scraps of grey and black fleece I had that were so soft I felt I had to make something from them. I ended up making a robot plushie for my son. When I made the robot I felt so happy and content”

For Shannon, getting “feedback or even a photo of a smiling child just happily squeezing one of my plushies, it is the greatest feeling.”

What a wonderful thing to be able to do, don’t you think? Making soft, super cute creations and seeing the joy and wonder on a child’s face when they are holding their super new toy!


And finally, since those of in BSMET are so completely in awe of the wonder of nature and the beautiful state of Montana, I thought it would be fun to see what people think of where they live. Shannon sure makes me want to visit Alberta.

“I was born in beautiful British Columbia and at an early age my family moved to Alberta. Alberta to me is a province full of possibilities and growth. The city of Edmonton, where I live, seems to have everything you can possibly imagine. The weather here can be very unpredictable, but my favourites are the snowy Christmas-time winters and the cozy indoors.”


Wow Shannon and thank you so much for sharing your handmade story!

4 comments:

Asianexpressions said...

Nicely done, Jamie! I love to read story of the artist and her work.
Uyen

Rebecca said...

Excellent -- I'm such a huge fan of the plushies from Gush4Plush! Great Feature.

PastelGuy said...

Great story! It's inspriational to me as an artist to read about how others are inspired.

groovyinclinations said...

Fabulous~ the ultimate in cute!