Plushies, Pillows & Kawaii Goodies!

Aurora, Colorado · 47 Sales


Plushies, Pillows & Kawaii Goodies!

Aurora, Colorado 47 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner I have some personal matters to attend to. Any open orders will ship on time. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 23, 2016

I have some personal matters to attend to. Any open orders will ship on time. Thank you!

Natalie Quirk

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Natalie Quirk


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Kawaii Friends for You & Yours!

I began making food pillows in 2008, right after I taught myself how to knit. I was literally inspired by my dinner, a plate of Kappa Maki or Cucumber Sushi Rolls. I set out to create my very first hand knit Sushi Roll Pillow that night and finishing it the next day. I posted it on Etsy and it sold within two hours. I had a feeling I was on to something.

Over the next 5 years, my husband and I would move 8 times back and forth across the country. We interned on a goat farm in the Appalachian Mountains, lived by the sea in San Diego, and now we're residing high up in the Rocky Mountains. During this time, I kept on creating Sushi Roll Pillows for friends, family and patrons offered in my Etsy shop as a fun hobby.

Since then, I've expanded my portfolio to include Hot Dog, Taco, Pizza, PB&J Sanwich & Macaroni Cheese Noodle Pillows, eco-friendly Tawashis (washable dish scrubbies), BFF Keychain Sets, Kawaii Friends, Cat Nap Mats and organic catnip toys.

I only use USA made acrylic yarn for all of my creations. For my keychains and accessories, I choose only high-quality Egyptian cotton embroidery floss. And because I respect the choices that everyone makes for themselves, all of my items are appropriate for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike.

Shop members

  • Natalie Quirk

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Hi! I'm proud to offer handmade kawaii goodies for you & your furry friends. I taught myself how to knit 8 years ago & to crochet 6 years ago and aim to improve my skills every day. I love custom orders & making cat blankets for our local shelter.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2016
adjective: kawaii
(in the context of Japanese popular culture) cute.
"she paints elephants that are extremely kawaii"

noun: kawaii
the quality of being cute, or items that are cute.
"even in a cosmopolitan city like Tokyo, kawaii is everywhere"

Welcome to my World of Cute! I have always been in love with Kawaii culture. It heavily influences my designs and gives me such a thrill when others love it too.

I started out making food pillows (the sushi roll was my first design in 2008) and since then it's grown to include tacos, pizza, PB&J sandwiches, macaroni noodles with cheese, and more. I've expanded my line to include mini versions of these pillows and turned them into kawaii friends.

New to my collection are Cat Nap Mats inspired by fictional characters and worlds I've come to adore, such as Harry Potter and Star Wars. Also included are catnip goodies and toys to indulge your furry friends.

I'm constantly brainstorming and keeping open to new sources of inspiration. It's a good way to fuel my creative fire and keeps me excited to keep exploring new techniques.

Have a Kawaii Day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds are determined on a case-by-case basis. You must contact me directly either through the Etsy convo system or via QuirksKawaiiFriends [!at] outlook.com to discuss any issues you may have with your purchase. If it is determined that you will receive a refund, the item must be returned in new condition and you are responsible for the return shipping cost. Your refunded amount only includes the cost of the item. No refunds on shipping are given.

If a returned item is not in new condition, only a partial refund will be issued. Amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Within one week of receipt, all sales are considered FINAL.

Lost items are not covered by Quirks Kawaii Friends. I use Delivery Confirmation on all of my shipments to ensure tracking capabilities for both myself and patrons where applicable. The majority of international orders WILL NOT have tracking information.
I currently accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards & credit cards via Etsy's Direct Checkout.

Commissioned items require a $20 deposit and is due before I begin drafting a pattern. Commissioned items are not eligible for refunds due to the nature of personalized consignments.

Payment for finished and Made to Order items is required upon purchase. Unpaid orders will be automatically cancelled within three days after notice is given to the provided method of contact.
I ship via USPS. Included in the shipping cost is packaging materials, postage and Delivery Confirmation. I will provide tracking information in the shipping confirmation email.

Expedited orders may be available. Please contact me BEFORE placing your order if time is an issue.

Buyers are responsible for ALL customs and duties fees. I cannot offer a comprehensive or extensive list of specific country requirements. Please be advised to contact your postal service for more information regarding any dues and charges you may have to pay before receiving your package.

I do ship internationally where my products are allowed. The current countries ineligible are Italy and Greece.
Additional policies and FAQs
Due to the nature of computer/mobile/tablet screens, items may appear different online than in person. I try my best to offer in-depth descriptions, including measurements in inches and appropriate color details to offer the most accurate portrayal possible. And as every item is handmade, SLIGHT VARIANCES ARE TO BE EXPECTED. Please ask any questions you may have concerning items BEFORE purchase.

I ship Monday-Friday only. Ready-to-Go items are shipped within 1-2 business days after receiving cleared payment. Made-to-Order items are shipped within 1-3 weeks after being completed and receiving cleared payment. Commissioned items are shipped within 2-3 weeks after being completed and receiving cleared payment.

These time frames DO NOT INCLUDE freight time. International orders may take quite some time to arrive depending upon where the item is being shipped. The largest city my items will be departing from is Denver, CO.

Items are made in a smoke-free home. One cat occupies the home where my items are made. As such, I cannot ensure my items to be dander free. Please take this into account when ordering.

Safety eyes may not be suitable for cats who chew excessively. The eyes are anchored with backings that lock the orbs into place, safeguarding against components coming loose and subsequently ingested.

By purchasing any of my items, you agree that I, Natalie Quirk, am not responsible for any damages, losses or deaths. Children and pets should be supervised, especially with packaging materials that could be dangerous. Certain items I offer contain small components that could come loose. All jewelry should be worn with care and never during sports activities or in the water.