Awwww, they’re cute, aren’t they?
These fuzzy animals are the work of Marjji on Etsy. They’re all made from a combination of upcycled and new wool. There are many variations on the hedgehog, cat and mouse if you want your animal to have a different pattern than say, houndstooth. All of them are totally adorable.
So the next time someone tells you that something won’t happen “until pigs fly,” you should give this to said person as an illustration of that tried-and-true adage:
This adorable little guy is the work of Amy at A Beautimus Hodgepodge. Amy is an engineering student, but when she’s not buried in studying that, she is creating little cute things like these:
Amy also does illustrations and even takes commissions! If you want more info about her art, check out her Etsy profile, or visit Tesla Bunny. You can also find some ACEOs in the Etsy shop!
I have an uncle who hunts big game, and he’s got a bunch of animal trophies around his rather enormous house in Idaho. Animal heads kind of freak me out.
But here is a less scary (and positively hysterical) version of the deer on the wall:
It’s just so much cuter and more cuddly, don’t you think?
Said deer is hand sewn from an original pattern by Girl Savage. Yes, there’s nothing like having fun with felt! Especially when it gets sewn into some colorful and unusual animals like pachyderms and jackalopes:
If you’re looking for a great decoration for your desk at home or the office, it’s worth a look. Because you know people would start talking if you had a jackalope on your desk. Especially a yellow one.
Do you ever wish you could take your favorite pet with you in a convenient manner? You know, like stashing him/her in your pocket.
You may never be able to shrink your Great Dane or your 20-pound Maine Coon cat down to pocket size, but you could carry a reasonable facsimile around (or another really cool animal):
Yay for cute animals!
These Pocket Pets are put up for adoption by Eskimimi. It’s a pretty neat thing. You purchase a pet, but you don’t know what animal you’re going to get. Seal, giraffe, monkey, squid … who knows? There are 150 different pets. You get a certificate of adoption, and each pet has a unique name.
And, as an added bonus, every one in six adoptions turns out to be twins! You could be the lucky one!
So if you’re feeling the need for a cuddly animal, this might be the way to go.
If chickens weren’t well, chickens, they could be superheroes. And maybe they’d look like this:
This wonderful character is actually called the Chicken Bandit. And he (or she, you never know) is the creation of Claire over at Absolutely Small.
If you like the Chicken Bandit, you might like this chicken-inspired ACEO as well.
Chicks and chickens populate the world of Absolutely Small, but inspiration comes from other animals too. Even imaginary ones. Like this fuzzy one:
It’s a liger! (Combination of lion and tiger — it’s a Napoleon Dynamite thing.) And it’s got chicken traits too.
You’ll find many whimsical paintings, prints and pompom animals at Absolutely Small, and Claire does personalized pet portraits too. So if you’re an animal lover, it’s a pretty neat place to look.
Thought this artwork depicting some brain-related phrases was really cute:
These whimsical drawings are products of Melissa and Melinda at PeachPops. These particular drawings feature a character named Wooshie. Wooshie looks like one cool cat. Has an adorable dog, too.
PeachPops art is digitally drawn and reproduced on matte paper. Not only do they have the Wooshie prints and some fun cat ones, they also have illustrations of dogs, rabbits, birds and other animals.
You can also visit the PeachPops website to find other great art and some computer icons and wallpaper. (The Kandy Kit Katz icons are hysterical.)
Mushrooms are wonderful things. They are good in pasta and pizza. They can be cute, kind of like Toad from Super Mario Bros. or those cool red power mushrooms and green 1-up mushrooms from the game.
They make cute toys that are guaranteed to brighten up some shelf in your house:
Now, you probably don’t want one of your really little kids or your dog/cat/otherwise possibly violent pet messing up this Mushroom Cottage Playset from Fantastic Toys. (It’s $75.) Besides, there are small parts that could prove hazardous, like the accompanying gnome finger puppets. But it is bright, cheery and unique … and it even has a mushroom outhouse. Yeah, that rocks.
There are several other whimsical plush characters available at Fantastic Toys, including birds, gnomes, deer and even a grumpy mushroom. It’s a great site for lovers of unique plush toys and collectables.
Keeping with an animal theme today, I guess ….
Like this cat:
This lovely critter (and more) can be found at Crafty Alien. The shop sells patterns and kits for making animals such as squirrels, raccoons, hedgehogs, rabbits and even a skunk. It’s a pretty ecletic collection!
The siamese plush in the picture is the only animal available in its ready-made form. You’ve got to make the others.
There are also some cute notecards, magnets and pushpins featuring all the above critters.
Anyway, go and make some cute little animals. All the kits/patterns are very reasonably priced … at those rates, you could afford your own little menagerie.
The tagline at Roxycraft is “patterns that don’t suck.”
Well, these turtles definitely don’t suck:
They’re quite adorable. And so are the many other patterns you’ll find at the Roxycraft shop, which include monkeys, giraffes, bees, owls and people.
I actually bought Cedrich the Monkey a little while ago, and sadly, he is no longer available as a standalone pattern. But he is bundled with Radley the Giraffe and Winston the White Lion, for you know, if you want your own menagerie at home or something.
I haven’t attempted Cedrich yet, but I’ll have to post a picture once I do.
Meanwhile, do check out the patterns. The prices are reasonable, and they’re pretty easy to read and follow. Good stuff.
As someone who has never been the greatest at drawing things, I am always appreciative when I see great illustration. Because, after all, art is beautiful. I wish I was better at it.
Susie Ghahremani of Boygirlparty is one of my favorites. There is something about all her animal drawings that makes me happy. Like this cat:
See more at Boygirlparty. You won’t be disappointed. Promise.