Friday, October 22

A Little Help?

We spent the day yesterday running from craft store to craft store, in hopes of finding my specific kind of stuffing with NO LUCK.  I'm almost out, I have custom orders lined up, and I get myself in this predicament?  Sheesh, Katie.  So, I have to ask you... if you do plush, what kind of stuffing do you use?  I'm considering switching over to organic cotton, but I'd love to hear opinions on anything.  Typical polyfill is not good for what I do, because I can't stuff the animals firm enough.  I will be making a purchase this weekend, so any advice is good advice right now.  Also, thanks to those of you who have given me advice on Twitter. 

Though we were running like crazy yesterday, we did get to stop for a very quick and lovely visit with Elsie and Emma.  I'm pretty sure Hope would have stayed all night, if we would have let her.  ;)

Elsie's images

She's the queen of dress up, what can I say?  ;) 

I would like to give a HUUUUGE thank you to all of you who commented on the last post.  Seriously, sometimes being pregnant makes you feel weird and gigantic, and you all were so sweet.  I adore you.

Happy Weekend!  xoxo Katie


  1. Oh, she is so cute! Hope the home schooling is going well - I'm home schooling my daughter here in the UK. Love your blog!

  2. Oh my word, she is adorable! :)

  3. Hope always surprises me when she out-cute's herself. ;)

  4. Hi - I make miniature knitted and felt animals and the best stuffing I have found is natural kapok - you can really push it in and get a firm finish. Synthetic stuff is just too bouncy. Kapok can be used in the smallest of legs & tails too without creating lumps & bumps. Hope you find what you are looking for!


  5. Hello, I loooooove your work, and I hope I could help you..... I'm french and I do little plushes and dolls and for stuffing I use first price ikea pillow ...!!!!!! the result is really cool
    This is polyester (ok non cotton) but really cheap (about 2€) and very smooth and nice to use......
    if you want, feel free to visit my blog to see the result !!! good luck

  6. Hope is just the best! Such a little cutie, just like her Mumma :-) Your preggie pics are smashing by the it

  7. Love love love this! Maybe she can give me a few vintage tips - what great personaliaty in that style!!

  8. I use corn fibre! is an Australian company but they might have some leads?

  9. first of all i have to say how much i love your work. i've never commented but i've been following your blog for a little while. it was the first thing that introduced me to etsy! i'm just leaving a message to say: is this you?
    i saw it on tumblr today and, i hope this isn't creepy, but i immediately recognized it and just wanted to see if you knew about it! haha. hope you have a great day.

  10. I was going to suggest the corn fiber stuffing from inner green too, but I see it has been mentioned, so Ill just give it a backup recommendation :)
    it always seems the time to run out of materials is when you are backed up with orders, and can't find it anywhere, always happens to me with clay too!!