Last night, my son & I watched the movie The Hunger Games. If you’ve seen it, you know that it is a very tense movie. I found myself crocheting furiously, in tempo with the action scenes. Heh. Apparently I’ve stumbled across the secret to getting more accomplished in a day – adrenaline!
With my slightly obsessive personality, I’m currently addicted to crocheting these cute kitties. Mostly in a stripey pattern and often with a rainbow of colors.
The cat pattern has been slightly updated and improved, so I’m working on crocheting enough cats to take new photos for my custom toy cat listings. Sales have historically been constant between the colorful (pink!) cats and the more traditional cats (orange tabby or white). But it’s so much fun to dream up new color combinations. Color makes me happy!
I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Natural foods, physical activity, vegetarianism, moderation, and meditation are important to me.
While committed to using natural fibers – primarily super soft wool yarn – to make my dolls and toys, I’ve decided that it’s time to take it one step further. As a result, all of the newly created items in my Etsy shop will be stuffed with 100% wool. In addition, wool stuffing will be standard on all custom listings.
I have decided to use pure virgin wool, where no dyes, bleaches, fire retardants, or other chemicals are used in the processing of the wool. Wool is natural, biodegradable, naturally fire retardant and it stays fluffy with use. Wool also inhibits the growth of bacteria and doesn’t hold moisture, causing mold.
Since making the switch, I’ve noticed several changes. My toys feel softer, warmer, and more cuddly. I’ve made several for my daughters to test the durability of the wool stuffing, and the toys have withstood the test of lots of loving!
Did you know that a group of owls is called a parliament?
My studio is on the way to being filled with a psychedelic parliament of my own creation. These little plush owls are so much fun to make that I can’t seem to stop. The more colorful, the better!
Custom listings include the option to choose either a baby toy or a toy for child. Both are similar designs, but the baby toy has a rattle and black embroidered eyes for safety. The child’s toy has black safety eyes and no rattle.
Hi there! Welcome to Snowfall Studio, a place to find sweet and sturdy handmade toys!
As an artisan and a mom, my goal is to create toys that are soft, colorful, and durable. I design my own patterns, and I am committed to using natural fibers. Every Snowfall Studio plushie is crocheted, hand sewn, and hand embroidered by me in my small studio.
Choosing handmade is awesome because of the personal connection between the customer and the craftsperson. My customers are invited to personalize their orders in a way that is meaningful to them, through choosing unique colors and/or altering the design.