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Creatures and Collages

Arlington, Massachusetts · 42 Sales


Creatures and Collages

Arlington, Massachusetts 42 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Creaturosity is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi. On vacation in Night Vale. Who knows when I'll return...

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 26, 2015

Hi. On vacation in Night Vale. Who knows when I'll return...


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Kim on Jan 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

So adorable! LOVE HER SO MUCH! thanks my friend!


Joëlle on Jan 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the adorable gift! How thoughtful :)


tailoredchaos on Dec 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy to have another of your beautiful collages! Thank you!

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The alchemy of art and love

Welcome to Creaturosity. It exists as a showcase and shop for my curious yarn and collage creatures. They love visitors, so please stop by anytime.

One of my greatest joys in life has always been creating. My favorite Christmas present as a child was the annual light blue box filled with new art supplies each year. My art evolved at first from the contents of these boxes, and later from the contents of my world.

Currently Creaturosity contains my batch of strange creatures. These range from yarn art doll plushies who love to live in laps, to flat creatures who live in my collages. Whether making strange creatures makes me a strange human by association is up for grabs.

Some of my favorite materials are unusual yarn and buttons, and vintage ephemera. I define ephemera as anything fun to work with, including vintage postcards, stamps, maps, scraps, and of course those rare but delightfully serendipitous finds. Combining seemingly unrelated scraps into a finished collage is as joyous as the birth of one of my plush creatures.


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Shop members

  • Jill Merrill

    Owner, Maker, Creator Of Curious Creatures

    I am a transcriber of creatures. They enter my mind and demand to be born. I take dictation as they instruct me in ever-changing ways how to make them real. I'm lucky; whenever I finish a creature, I find a tiny new bit of love.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2014
Welcome to the home of my creatures and collages. Each plush or collage creature comes with its own name and story; they're all different and have different tales to tell. Collages are less verbose than plushies, so their stories are much shorter.

Custom orders are welcome.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Currently my preferred method of payment is PayPal. As Etsy changes its payment policies, this may change. I accept credit cards reluctantly. Please contact me if you have questions regarding payment.
My shipping profiles refer to locations in the United States and Canada. If you live elsewhere, please contact me and I will let you know how much to pay for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I don't accept returns unless the product arrives obviously damaged. Handmade creatures and collages are inherently imperfect; small irregularities are to be expected and are intentionally part of the handmade process.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every item in my shop is entirely original and has been handmade by me, including my creatures and their booklets, art cards, and the collages from which the prints are made. Some collages may include digital downloads and/or vintage materials and ephemera, intended for reuse, which I alter for my own purposes. All creatures and collages are protected by copyright and may not be resold or reused, in whole or in part.