kerri shaw on Oct 18, 2016
I ordered a custom pilot whale and this Blue whale. I adore them both equally. Very well made, looks exactly like the picture, delivered quickly and great communication with seller. Please consider buying from Babycricket!! (I am not a family member or personal friend of the seller). I just can't say enough good things. My new favourite Etsy shop!!
kerri shaw on Oct 18, 2016
I AM BEYOND THRILLED with my purchase and your craftsmanship. The pilot whale you custom made for me is pure PERFECTION! Thank you for being inspired to make it after a group of pilot whales were killed in Taiji Japan. Now I need to think of some other whales and dolphins I would love for you to make me! For anyone reading this review, please know that Babycricket is awesome. Great communication with the seller, excellent craftsmanship, and was delivered in a timely manner. I will be posting pics on fb and twitter!
Adventures in fuzzy fabric...
Baby Cricket began toward the end of 2010 as a necessary outlet for my creative energies. I began making soft sole baby shoes after hopelessly searching for cozy, soft, flexible shoes for my little boy so he could feel the ground while learning to walk. Things progressed slowly at first as they often will here on Etsy while one figures out the system. Then I got the notion that my son needed wolf slippers like Max in his favorite book “Where the Wild Things Are.” I made a pair and listed them on a whim. From that point on I am delighted to be barely able to keep up with the demand for monster slippers in all sizes from tiny newborn to big adult feet. I find inspiration in the joy children have for play and their ability to pretend. I want to make things that help everyone find their inner joy and playful side.
Last year we moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Mount Shasta, in Northern CA. We now have an acre for our 6 year old to play on, and a fantastic small community full of amazing people to enjoy. This last summer I took some time off sewing to build a tree house for my boy (well.. that is the story.. it really is for me) It will likely show up in photos as soon as the snow melts.
My days usually are spent happily in that constant juggle between the needs of my family and Baby Cricket. My sweet husband puts up with the fluff that inevitably drifts down the hall after I work with fuzzy monster slipper fabric, and my little boy is constantly “helping” me reorganize my thread drawer amongst other things. I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with him to watch him grow and explore, and am so grateful to the Etsy world for giving me this gift.
Eileen Renger Kundin
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Dreamer
I get so much inspiration from watching children play. I love seeing the worlds they create and the tools they use to create them. Hopefully my designs will bring a little more joy to everyone's world, real or imaginary.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
For slippers I use standard US sizes, but can easily convert from European sizing if that is easier for you. You can always send me a foot measurement from tip of toe to back of heel.
All of my items are washable. Care instructions will be included in the packaging, but here is a basic overview: Slippers, gloves, and things made from minky or fleece.... wash with like colors on normal cycle, dry on medium or low. Silver cloud pillows... wash cool dryer on low or no heat. Hot dryer will destroy silver side of clouds. Faux fur tails... wash normal, dryer on low or no heat. Hot dryer will melt fur a bit. Not pretty.
For slippers I use standard US sizing but can easily convert from European sizes. If you are in doubt, you can always measure your foot in inches or cm and send me that. Measure from the tip of your longest toe to the back of your heel.
Gift wrapping and packaging
If this item is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, I am happy to include a card with a message from you. Just let me know what you want it to say. Also please let me know if there is a date you need it to arrive by.