Sunday, October 26, 2014

Free Custom Plushies! [Closed]

Yes, you read that right, and no, the title is not too good to be true.

The Toy Cove's first custom plushie

After receiving several requests to make custom stuffed animals for friends (see "an angry, green dinosaur" above), I've decided to try my hand at the popular kid's-drawings-to-plushie. So if you have a kid, and that kid has a cute imaginary creature committed to paper (or .bmp paint file), and you'd like to get a FREE plushified rendering of it, today is your lucky day.

Just pay $3 shipping. Yes, $3 shipping gets you a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal from your child's drawing.

How do I get in on this?

Just be one of the first three people to comment on this blog post. Then send me your image within 48 hours.

Okay. Give me the fine print.

  • If you're selected and you send me your image file, you'll be given a custom listing on You'll pay the $3 fee through this listing, and in 2-4 weeks, you'll be receiving your plushie.
  • By doing this, you agree that I can use your original image and the finished plushie on this blog (,,, and anywhere else The Toy Cove is present on the web. I may also print your original image next to the finished product for use at toy and craft shows, or any other promotional materials.
  • Let me restate this for total clarity. If you are selected, you are granting The Toy Cove unlimited license to use your child's drawing for its commercial purposes, royalty and link-back free.
  • I can also refuse to render your/your child's drawing for any reason (mainly if it's inappropriate, too large, or excessively complicated. A 50-armed, 4-foot high, naked monster is probably not going to happen).
  • What if I/someone else doesn't send the image?  If any of the three winners does not send the image within 48 hours, the next person in line will be selected as the auxiliary winner. So, if you see three posts already, you might as well go ahead and post your entry too.

 Any other information?

Your custom plushie will be made from Eco-Fi felt, and will proudly bear The Toy Cove's 'U.S-made' tag. If your drawing is not in color, and you do not provide color information, I'll select the colors that look best to me. Any specified colors may differ slightly from your image/instructions. Your plushie will be between 7 and 14'' big.

Do you have examples of your work?

Certainly! Check out The Toy Cove on Etsy.

Now get posting!


  1. I want one, I want one! Is it okay if I take a day or two to get the drawing to you?

    1. Sure, that'll be fine. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Hello!! If this is still going on, I was wondering if I'd be eligible?
    I live in Canada, but if you don't want to ship to Canada, I do have an address I can use in the States as well.
    How can I get an image to you?

    1. Hello Kogoshuko! I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner; I was out of town and wasn't checking the computer.
      The only difficulty with shipping to Canada is the extra cost. It'll cost $8 to ship a standard sized plushie. If you don't mind paying the extra, I'm more than happy to ship it to you there. However I can just as easily ship to your US address. Whatever is best for you.
      You can post your picture here or email it to me at
      I look forward to hearing from you,

    2. Hey, no worries!
      I just flipped an email to you. :)

  3. I have one I'd like for sure! I'm also in Canada and happy to pay the shipping.