Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Featured Crafter- The Plush Plum

Happy Tuesday, fellow fans of crafts!

Today we're meeting with Lani from The Plush Plum. My experience with Lani has been perfectly wonderful, and we actually have a follow-up post in the works, so stay tuned for that ;) Lani is really easy to talk to and totally on top of what needs to be done. I like that.

The Plush Plum is adorbs. Like, seriously. So. Stinkin'. Cute. She makes all kinds of soft toys, but her dolls are sooooooooooo cute! They're little plush dolls, customized to what you (or your kid, if you're willing to share) want. 

Lani's dolls are amazing because they are 100% customizable. Whether a customer wants a doll version of themselves, someone else, or a character, Lani can do it! She's been sewing for quite some time now and has had her business open for one year (this month! Happy biz-iversary, The Plush Plum!). She started by dabbling with sewing projects, but as soon as she started making plush animals and dolls, she knew it was her calling.

Lani decided to start selling her creations because she wants to see more huggable dolls in this world. Many dolls that are mainstream these days (*cough* AG *cough*) are stiff and not very cuddly. When your kid (or you) goes to sleep at night snuggling the "mini-me", it's nice to know you won't lose an eye to a doll finger.

In chatting with Lani, something stood out to me. If you read these regularly, you know I never directly quote a crafter, but this is too perfectly said- "I will continue to make dolls as unique and precious as the little ones who love them."

To add to the cuteness already discussed, there are dresses and hats available in customized colors!

So, you're clearly convinced that her dolls are too cute for words. But what sets The Plush Plum apart from other shops with similar items? 

Communication, fun, and caring. Lani is definitely a communicator, which, let's face it, is what makes the world go 'round. If no one communicated with each other, we wouldn't even have internet. And then what would we do with ourselves?

Side note- OMG LOOK! (See... If you didn't have internet, you wouldn't have fallen in love with Petunia Platy, and what would your life be then?)

Outside of crafting, Lani likes to do puzzles and decorate her weekly planners. Which, beeteedubs, her weekly planner thing is sounding like a great idea to me. Every week, she decorates a new planner with washi tape and other supplies. It's like scrapbooking, but you don't have to worry about making it "work" for the other people involved. 

Now, for my favorite part of this whole deal- the weird fact. Lani is afraid of being in large, open bodies of water. She's good on a beach or boat, but not in the water. 

I can totally relate to this answer. If I was in an ocean and a fish touched my foot, I think I'd die on the spot. There's sharks and stuff out there, y'all. 

So, now you know Lani and The Plush Plum. Now you can fill your life with adorableness and never have a single regret about it. You're welcome.

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