LanaCrooks

The Art of Lana "Plushinator" Crooks

Illinois, United States · 76 Sales

LanaCrooks

The Art of Lana "Plushinator" Crooks

Illinois, United States 76 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   For news and upcoming sales & releases visit www.lanacrooks.com. I will be taking a break from etsy and focusing on 2 large scale exhibits very soon.. so this shop may be empty for a while.

A Shop dedicated to all things sewn, stuffed, felted and fluffed by Lana "Plushinator" Crooks. One of a kind pieces as well as small run plush and apparel. LOCAL? Convo me and I will deduct shipping for those wishing to pick-up.

Announcement

For news and upcoming sales & releases visit www.lanacrooks.com. I will be taking a break from etsy and focusing on 2 large scale exhibits very soon.. so this shop may be empty for a while.

A Shop dedicated to all things sewn, stuffed, felted and fluffed by Lana "Plushinator" Crooks. One of a kind pieces as well as small run plush and apparel. LOCAL? Convo me and I will deduct shipping for those wishing to pick-up.

Lana Crooks

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Reviews

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Tracy

Tracy on Jun 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

WOW - what an AWESOME cat!! SO life-like and such creativity. My own cats had to look twice to make sure it wasn't breathing :). Love that this artist is donating a huge portion of the sale to a no kill shelter. Just can't figure out how this kitty made it from Chicago to Columbus in one day!! Maybe a little bit of magic was involved ^..^ ............

Mid Gar

Mid Gar on Sep 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Durable, quality handmade item. I've been scavenging for this fellow for a while. Thanks for putting it back on!

Anonymous on Oct 8, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

so cute! it was smaller than expected, but that's my own fault, haha...

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About

From illustrator, costume designer and visual merchandiser to Plushinator

I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, moved to Chicago and tried the freelance illustration jobs. I wasn't passionate about it anymore. I took a job as a costume designer (set costumer) on a few films but I'm terrible at mornings and was soon sure that was not for me either. Took a job at the Virgin Megastore and soon was working as a visual consultant... traveling around, hanging in windows, trying to not fall off ladders. But, in my down time I wanted to create.

I had a "brilliant" idea in late 2007 to mix my sewing skills with my illustrative brain power and made my first soft sculpture! Bingo... I started working from home making one of a kind soft sculptures, small run plush and pieces for other artists. Fast forward 5 years and plushinating is my life; that and making up silly songs to amuse my tiny kitty and assistant (but i think she mostly sticks around for the dances, coffee and occasional ice cream sandwich).

I am excited to say I do what I love and would not want to have it any other way. Thanks to all the people who are excited by what I am doing, I couldnt do it without ya!

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Shop members
  • Lana

    Owner, Monster Maker, Cat Wrangler And Coffee Drinker

    I'm a full time artist, gallery co-owner and crazy cat person. On an average day, you can find me in the studio with a large coffee,surrounded by model ships, books, skulls, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends and a cat named Tanuki.

  • Luisa

    Lovely Assistant

    Luisa is adorable! She can also sew! Luisa assists at Crookedart LLC (Plushinator HQ), helping with production, cat whispering and coffee / ice cream consumption.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2011
Most pieces on this site are not intended for pets or small children (unless otherwise stated). Plastic eyes on small run plush can become a choking hazard if dislodged...so please be kind to the monsters here-in.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
I ship domestically using FedEx. If you require a different mail carrier I will calculate shipping for you. Outside the USA is shipped usps- priority mail.

Local? If you wish to pick up, let me know and i will remove the shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sorry I do not accept returns or give refunds on Art purchases. If the piece is damaged in shipping I will request images and descriptions of the damage before I can proceed in filing a claim.

I accept exchanges on apparel and accessories within 30 days of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do accept custom requests!! Timelines on completion may vary.