HibouDesigns

Plush Art and designs

Boston, Massachusetts · 296 Sales

HibouDesigns

Plush Art and designs

Boston, Massachusetts 296 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(171)

Announcement   Bonjour! HibouDesigns is your one stop shop for everything whimsical, colorful and cheerful! All my designs are hand sewn with love (no sewing machine) with you, my customer, in mind and with the purpose of making you smile.
Custom orders are always welcomed, contact me with your idea.
You can get your "voodoo on" by adopting one of my popular mini Voodoo Dolls (as seen in Stuffed Magazine), browse the Kids' room decor section for some cool designs with a French flair or just get a cute "pocket plush" like a Happy Sauce bottle or a magical Camelcorn plushie (an HidouDesigns exclusive!).
I am also now selling my most popular plushie designs as magnets this year.
Here is where you will meet all your needs for whimsical and always hand sewn unique designs.
Thanks for browsing!
Anne-Claire R.

Thanks for visiting my shop!
HibouDesigns took its name from my son's love for owls, = "hibou" in French, my native language! My designs are all hand sewn (NO sewing machine involved!) and one of a kind. I use felt, high quality embroidery cotton thread and often some vintage buttons and fabric from France as accents. Everything is hand sewn in a smoke free/pet free environment with the utmost attention for details and great passion.
Learn more by going to my Flickr page or see progress pics on Instagram :)

*** Instagram: http://instagram.com/hiboudesigns
*** Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiboudesigns
*** FB: https://www.facebook.com/ac.regan.HibouDesigns
*** Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiboucards

** Member of the Etsy Artists of Boston group
** Proud PlushTeam Leader in 2014: http://www.plushteam.com

All HibouDesigns © designs are original and are copyrighted.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Bonjour! HibouDesigns is your one stop shop for everything whimsical, colorful and cheerful! All my designs are hand sewn with love (no sewing machine) with you, my customer, in mind and with the purpose of making you smile.
Custom orders are always welcomed, contact me with your idea.
You can get your "voodoo on" by adopting one of my popular mini Voodoo Dolls (as seen in Stuffed Magazine), browse the Kids' room decor section for some cool designs with a French flair or just get a cute "pocket plush" like a Happy Sauce bottle or a magical Camelcorn plushie (an HidouDesigns exclusive!).
I am also now selling my most popular plushie designs as magnets this year.
Here is where you will meet all your needs for whimsical and always hand sewn unique designs.
Thanks for browsing!
Anne-Claire R.

Thanks for visiting my shop!
HibouDesigns took its name from my son's love for owls, = "hibou" in French, my native language! My designs are all hand sewn (NO sewing machine involved!) and one of a kind. I use felt, high quality embroidery cotton thread and often some vintage buttons and fabric from France as accents. Everything is hand sewn in a smoke free/pet free environment with the utmost attention for details and great passion.
Learn more by going to my Flickr page or see progress pics on Instagram :)

*** Instagram: http://instagram.com/hiboudesigns
*** Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiboudesigns
*** FB: https://www.facebook.com/ac.regan.HibouDesigns
*** Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiboucards

** Member of the Etsy Artists of Boston group
** Proud PlushTeam Leader in 2014: http://www.plushteam.com

All HibouDesigns © designs are original and are copyrighted.

Anne-Claire R.

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Anne-Claire R.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(171)
Jill Moretti

Jill Moretti on Jan 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I Meet Anne-Claire at SOWA Market where I purchased a Frenchie Ornament from her that was spot on to my new puppy, Beanie! It's so adorable and well crafted. When I got home I realized I should have purchased one for his Brother. I messaged AC and she worked with me on getting the features and colors just right for a gift for his little Brother, a Frenchie who is with a relative. I got it and it is AMAZING! I am so thrilled with both my purchases. AC is amazing and talented! Thank you So much AC & Hibou Designs!!

lanpingpug

lanpingpug on Nov 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic custom doll. Really good communication and very professional. All in all a great transaction and a talented artist. Merci Hibou!

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Updates

This weekend - I will be at the Sowa Winter village, booth 82 (middle aisle)
Friday night 5-9pm
Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
Come see me there christmas_treetada
Christmas ornaments! The Camelcorns are back and in new colors heartdromedary_camelunicorn_face Get yours now, for your tree or as the perfect small stocking stuffer!!
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About

Do you Voodoo?

Anne-Claire Regan aka Hibou (eeboo = “Owl” in French) is the playful mind behind Hibou Designs.
Inspired by the stories of her son and the tradition of craft transmitted by the women in her family, Anne-Claire believes in the power of naïveté, and channeling a childlike enthusiasm into her creations. Initially starting out as a card designer, one day she incorporated felt into one of her cards, and her focus immediately shifted to creating with fabric.

She has since been offering an array of colorful one-of-a-kind, all hand sewn felt plush art toys and “Feltscapes” (framed felt landscapes) using owls and other animals as her primary template. Many of her pieces, like the popular "Voodoo Doll", have been featured in magazines. Some pieces like her "Character Dolls" are adorned with vintage French fabric, lace and buttons handed down by her family members for generations. Some other designs showcase an intricate embroidery.

She makes her designs with her customers in mind. Her creations have to make them smile and touch their inner child's sense of wonder and playfulness.
"Colorful", "whimsical" and "witty" would be the best three words to describe her work's esthetic.

A native of France, Anne-Claire currently lives in Boston, MA, with her husband Brion, a musician and French food lover, and her ever so inspiring son, Jack.
Her work has been shown at various art galleries and craft shows around the US.

You can see more of it on her Etsy shop at www.HibouDesigns.Etsy.com as well as a more "behind the scene" look on her instagram at https://instagram.com/hiboudesigns/

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  • Anne-Claire Regan - Hibou Designs

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Plush Art Maker

    Anne-Claire aka Hibou (eeboo = “Owl” in French) is the playful mind behind Hibou Designs. You can see more of it on her Etsy shop at www.HibouDesigns.Etsy.com, on Instagram/HibouDesigns, on www.flickr.com/photos/hiboucards/

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2016
Bonjour and welcome to Hibou Designs!
See my shop intro and profile pages for more info and pictures of my hand sewn designs.
I appreciate your business and hope you will enjoy your purchases :)
Anne-Claire aka Hibou

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
All items must be paid for within 24 hours via Paypal or credit card before they are posted/shipped.
I am happy to enclose a receipt/invoice if requested.
Items not paid for within 3 days without contact will be re-listed.
Shipping
- All items are shipped via United States Postal Service, unless stated otherwise.
Items will primarily be shipped priority mail and first class mail (bet 2 - 4 business days) after payment is received (occasionally I may be away, in which case I will have a notice up in my shop stating delivery times). In most cases you will be provided with a tracking number.
Expedited shipping, insurance, gift wrapping, etc., are available for an additional fee, upon request.
As a way to be eco-friendly I use recycled boxes for shipping. They are always in good condition and the item inside will always be wrapped up and secured properly.

-Disclaimer: we are not responsible for shipping errors (lost or damaged items by shipping carrier used for shipment)

-International shipping - Customs and import taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
Customs may sometimes delay delivery for many days and HibouDesigns cannot be held responsible for those delays.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each piece is made carefully and thoughtfully with attention to detail. Refunds are only offered if there is an error on my part. Please consider this prior to purchase.

Custom orders: Please note that custom orders require a full upfront payment and are non refundable after purchase. Thank you for your understanding.

I strive to provide clear representation of my products through description and pictures. If you have additional questions, please contact me prior to ordering. I want my customers to be satisfied with their Hibou purchase!

Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me. If you have a problem with any of my products, I will attempt to come to a mutually satisfactory resolution. Also, your comments and suggestions are encouraged and valued, so please feel free to contact me. Please let me know how I can help to make Hibou Designs a favorite place to shop!

# Please be advised that most of my designs are more suitable to be treated as collectible items for adults rather than toys for children.

# I strive to make my little shop as environmentally friendly as possible. I use a mix of eco-friendly and wool blend felt.
I use a lot of vintage materials too. My buttons are all vintage from France unless otherwise stated. I also use vintage fabric and even vintage cotton thread sometimes.

# Please bear in mind that almost all Hibou Designs items are one of a kind. As a consequence I may not be able to reproduce the same design in exactly the same way if that was your wish. However I will always try to accommodate you and come up with a design you will like :)

# I am glad to accept custom orders. Please convo me to discuss what you would like and I will let you know if I can make it. I may not always be able to accept custom orders. Depending on my schedule with holidays and craft fairs I may not take such orders with short notice.

# I am open to discuss wholesale and consignment agreements.

# All Hibou Designs © designs are original and are copyrighted, they are not to be reproduced in anyway for either personal or commercial use. Additionally, this online content, including both photographs and text are copyrighted as well and are not to be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of the copyright holder Hibou Designs, Anne-Claire Regan.

More information

Last updated on Mar 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

My designs are mostly meant to be decorative and not intended for young children. The felt can be spot cleaned with warm water and a gentle dab but cannot be fully washed.

Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom orders. Please contact me prior to purchase to discuss any potential custom order. Through our emails I will be able to assess what you need, decide if I can do it and provide you with a quote. When both parties agree on what is needed I usually create a custom listing ready for purchase. All custom orders must be paid in full upfront and are non-refundable.

Wholesale availability

I accept wholesale orders. Contact me to discuss availabilty.