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Posted Dec 13th 2011 by

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Inspiration:

The Princesses of Plush

I’ve always had a ‘Soft’ spot in my heart for Plush toys. The innovation in this delicate art form over the past few years have been astounding. I love the way it can bring to life simple objects, creatures and monsters of all shapes and sizes. The ladies I’m about to introduce do just that. Using the power of needle and thread, they create magical hand-made treasures which belong behind glass cases to be admired and collected. Each piece completely unique with a life of it’s own (disclaimer* if your toy disappears, I didn’t swipe it, it ran away).

#1 Hine Mizushima


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Hine Mizushima “…who was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting before working as a designer and Illustrator in Tokyo. She later moved to Rome, then Paris, and then NYC. Five years ago she left New York for Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family. She is currently also a slow crafter, needlefelter, and stop-motion puppet animation video artist…”

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#2 Felt Mistress


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Felt Mistress “…AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards. Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the world of character design…”

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#3 Sokkuan


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Sokkuan Tye, “…a lazy gardener in previous life. born in kuala lumpur, base in singapore now. likes to challenge different illustration styles…”

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#4 Made by Moxie


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#4 Made by Moxie “…My work is play, using humor and irreverence as a way to explore and examine the world, to weigh up human behavior and emotion in all their forms, to call things unsparingly by their proper names…”

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