Category: Shop Updates

narwhals 2.0!

New Narwhal Plush - Gray!

Here is the result of all my scheming and assembly line work: the brand new, re-imagined Plush Narwhals 2.0!

The little guys are made from the softest gray fleece in the world. I don’t know what it is about heather gray, but it even looks softer than all the other fleece colors. I love working with it, and I love how the little guys are coming out.

But my favorite part of the new narwhals, by far, is the striped tusk. Could it be any cuter? I’m in doubt.

stuffed narwhal buddies!

Redesigning the narwhals has been a fun process for me. They’ve been the same for so long, and I was never quite thrilled with them, because I didn’t feel they conveyed my personality. As a maker of things, I like my things to reflect who I am… and the tan & cream just wasn’t doing it for me. I think they’re cute, yes, but I knew that they could be better. And that was the hardest hurdle to get over – why change your best-selling product? Why risk ruining a good thing? But I finally took the challenge, and now I feel I’ve perfected the stuffed narwhal, and it makes me very happy.

I know I built up a lot of suspense, and I apologize for not having this be a completely earth-shattering new creation :) But I think they’re pretty cute! And I’m excited to make lots of them now.

a beautiful change

brand new, redesigned fluffyland shop I’ve been whining about Zencart for ages, and finally (finally!!) I’ve thrown in the towel. Or should I say, I’ve thrown away the towel in favor of a much cleaner and prettier towel? Yes, that’s it. What I’m trying to say is… I’m finally done with Zencart.

It took me a very long time for me to find a shopping cart solution. There are hundreds out there – plenty of free ones, that would certainly give me as much grief as the anti-zen cart; and plenty of very, very pricey ones. Needless to say, I can’t shell out 100 bucks a month for my shopping cart software.

But after all the work I had to do to keep up with Zencart, I knew some monthly fee would be worth the effort saved. I had gotten so fed up with the lengthy process of adding products that I just stopped adding new products at all. Not cool! The setup was a nightmare for SEO. The folder hierarchy was ridiculous, and I had a whole notebook full of tips for myself on finding the right file (did i mention that tons of files have the same name?). It was unbelievably frustrating. So now, we’re trying out BigCartel.

It was created as an affordable solution for small indie businesses struggling to make their way in the world. Hey, that’s me! We’ll see how it goes. I can’t be picky at this point. I’m paying a small monthly fee, but it’s better than my previous battles. I’ve sacrificed a great deal in customizability – but before, I stopped doing that anyway. The support is in need of a few more hands, and there are some desired features that are “in the works” and have been for quite some time, but so far I’m happy with it. It’s pretty. It’s easier. I can’t complain.

What you should do now is head over to the brand new Fluffyland! There are some brand new products, and I will be adding more in the next few weeks! And update your bookmarks… the shop is now located at

What do you think?

(and by the way – use coupon code GRANDOPENING for 15% through the end of April!)

crafty goodness!

crafty goodness show in parma, OH

If you’re in the Cleveland area, stop by and visit me at Crafty Goodness tomorrow!

The event will be held from 10-3 at:
Parma Elks Hall
2250 Snow Road
Parma, OH

wish me luck!