Monday, September 15, 2008

I love custom orders!

I think it's so fabulous when people ask me to create things I otherwise wouldn't think to make, or things that I've been planning but just haven't gotten around to yet.

I recently created a praying mantis for TotusMel on etsy, and let me tell you it'll be tough to part with my favorite insect!It's so soft and cuddly and cute and *squeals*

I think I'll have to make one for myself... however, since I don't use any patterns and just made it up as I went along, it won't be the same. Perhaps I'll make myself a smaller one. Actually, what I REALLY want to make is an ambush bug. That one will be for me and only me, hehe.

Oh, and I went through my sold items on Etsy (wow, up to 90!) and it turns out that about 28% of the items were custom orders! And many of the orders were for multiple creatures, which I didn't take into account.

Thanks so much to everyone who comes to me with their ideas, I love being able to make them a reality. As the college year is underway I'm busy with classes but still taking more custom orders. You can contact me on Etsy, or by email: buggirl4ever (at)

Now to move onto the rest of my growing pile of orders, including leopard geckos and a shark. Woo!

Thanks so much to Michelle Kempner of the Craft Zine blog for featuring my mantis!


Cindy said...

That is absolutely the cutest plush mantid I've ever seen! It blows my old "Folkmanis" puppet thing right out of the water! I love the face.

kim* said...

super cool

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I want one!!

heather (errantdreams) said...

What a fantastic mantis!!! It's great that you do such wonderful things with custom orders!


Ok that is officially etsy cool, I am not a bug person but if I was I would need that!

Amanda said...

That praying mantis is so cool!!!

Oh2122 said...

I have a deep seated fear of bugs - think screaming and breathing in to a paper bag - but I totally want my 18 month old son to have one of these! It is so cool, and the workmanship is stunning.

I can't wait to check out your shop!

Ansley Bleu said...