alifeinthemaking

Quirky Baby Soft Toys & Kids Decor - Australian Made

Yeppoon, Queensland · 20 Sales

alifeinthemaking

Quirky Baby Soft Toys & Kids Decor - Australian Made

Yeppoon, Queensland 20 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

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Emily

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Announcement   Are you looking for a quirky, unique, Australian handmade gift for a new baby or toddler? I create cute and quirky heirloom soft toys that are designed for long term love and cuddles for children of all ages!

Handmade made in my home studio in Central Queensland, Australia, I take great care to make my plush have real character and originality. Adopt a unique soft toy for a little person in your life and give them a special friend for life.

Follow the behind the scenes on instagram - alifeinthemaking
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Last updated on 27 Jan, 2016

Are you looking for a quirky, unique, Australian handmade gift for a new baby or toddler? I create cute and quirky heirloom soft toys that are designed for long term love and cuddles for children of all ages!

Handmade made in my home studio in Central Queensland, Australia, I take great care to make my plush have real character and originality. Adopt a unique soft toy for a little person in your life and give them a special friend for life.

Follow the behind the scenes on instagram - alifeinthemaking
Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

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Emily

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
Jessamy Ross

Jessamy Ross on 03 Sep, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We just love our Michael Jackson plushie. I worked with Emily to create the perfect first Father's Day gift for a moonwalking dad to share with his son for many years to come. Working with Emily was a dream. I sent over photos, she sent me back a sketch and less than 2 weeks from my first message, this super cute plushie arrived. The quality is amazing.. Every feature is stitched down beautifully and she even went above and beyond to craft him a hat. Thank you Emily! Best gift ever!

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About

A Life in the Making - kookie creatures and other creative nonsense!

Laziness is what started me on my creative path.

I know I probably shouldn’t be saying that, but in my youth I was a chronic “last minuter”. Scribbling up a handmade card five minutes after I was due at a birthday party or frantically sewing a “Best Dad in the World” cross stitch on Father’s Day morning was pretty standard for me growing up!

As I grew older and my collection (ok, hoard) of craft supplies grew and I still turned my hand to making personalised cards and quirky presents. As Christmas came around for another year, I started to grow disillusioned with the mass produced plastic gifts available in shops. Their ‘generic-ness’ lacked personality, had no real meaning for me or for the person I was giving it to and I knew I could make something much better! I had visions of giving presents that people cherished all their lives, not ones that sent off to the thrift shop in the new year.

And then came Pinterest... oh Pinterest - I fell well and truly down that creative rabbit hole! Discovering wondrous plush creatures, stunning soft sculpture birds, colourful watercolour paintings, DIY jewellery tutorials spurred me into action and I set myself a handmade Christmas challenge. After the festive season I didn’t want to stop and handmade became a bigger part of my life, which is how this little venture 'A Life In the Making' came about.

For me, A Life In The Making is about creating a life from what I make - both for me personally as the way I make a living, but also in the things I make going out into the world to have a life of their own.

(...but not in a creepy 'Chucky' kind of way! ;) )

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  • Emily

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    Hi, I'm Emily! I am a softie maker, bird painter, Pinterest addict and mad dancer. You can find me creating, crafting and generally making a mess!

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Last updated on 22 Apr, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Australian Payment and Shipping information

I accept credit card and Paypal payments. Direct deposit can be arranged by request. Items are not shipped until the payment is cleared. Shipping is done every 2-3 days - if the request is urgent, please advise and alternative arrangements can be made.

Custom and personalised orders

I also take custom orders, so if you have any ideas, please contact me and we can work something out!

Wholesale availability

Small order wholesale is available, please contact me directly for my line sheet and to discuss further.

Issues with your order

Items are carefully wrapped to avoid any damage in transit, however if your purchase arrives damaged, or you do not receive it, please let me know asap and we can make arrangements to rectify the problem.
Returns/exchanges are not accepted for "a change of mind".