FairweatherFriends

Adorable handmade plushies

Rhode Island, United States · 787 Sales

FairweatherFriends

Adorable handmade plushies

Rhode Island, United States 787 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(166)

Announcement   Fairweather Friends plush toys feature lovable faces, hand-stitched details, and subtle references to well-loved books. Crafted at home by Lauren Fairweather, these super cute pieces of art make especially perfect companions for the child at heart. They are cuddly, handmade critters that are so adorably soft, you'll wish you could hug them right through your computer screen. (Note: We do not recommend this; the experience of actually holding one in your hands is far more fulfilling.)

In my shop, you can also find tiny, wearable illustrations I've drawn of some of my favorite Fairweather Friends characters in the form of colorful, acrylic charm necklaces!

♥ Please read my shop's policies for more information on purchasing from Fairweather Friends. I ship out orders within 1-2 weeks so I can dedicate more time to creating my products by hand and dreaming up new characters to make. If you'd need me to ship an item sooner, please contact me before you order to find out if my schedule will allow for an extra trip to the post office. I charge a rush fee for this service.

♥ If you'd like to contact me for any reason, send me a conversation on etsy or email me at laurenmakesthings [!at] gmail.com

♥ Here at Fairweather Friends, everything I make is created with time and care. I'm so happy with every one of my products, and it takes quite a while for me to make them. As a result, there will be a relatively limited quantity of each item. I'll only be listing items as I have time to make them. To be notified when I post new items, add my shop to your favorites and follow me on social media!

LET'S BE FRIENDS
➳ Instagram - http://instagram.com/shopfairweatherfriends
➳ Facebook - http://facebook.com/fairweatherfriends
➳ Twitter - http://twitter.com/laurenfairwx
➳ YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/laurenfairweather

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

Fairweather Friends plush toys feature lovable faces, hand-stitched details, and subtle references to well-loved books. Crafted at home by Lauren Fairweather, these super cute pieces of art make especially perfect companions for the child at heart. They are cuddly, handmade critters that are so adorably soft, you'll wish you could hug them right through your computer screen. (Note: We do not recommend this; the experience of actually holding one in your hands is far more fulfilling.)

In my shop, you can also find tiny, wearable illustrations I've drawn of some of my favorite Fairweather Friends characters in the form of colorful, acrylic charm necklaces!

♥ Please read my shop's policies for more information on purchasing from Fairweather Friends. I ship out orders within 1-2 weeks so I can dedicate more time to creating my products by hand and dreaming up new characters to make. If you'd need me to ship an item sooner, please contact me before you order to find out if my schedule will allow for an extra trip to the post office. I charge a rush fee for this service.

♥ If you'd like to contact me for any reason, send me a conversation on etsy or email me at laurenmakesthings [!at] gmail.com

♥ Here at Fairweather Friends, everything I make is created with time and care. I'm so happy with every one of my products, and it takes quite a while for me to make them. As a result, there will be a relatively limited quantity of each item. I'll only be listing items as I have time to make them. To be notified when I post new items, add my shop to your favorites and follow me on social media!

LET'S BE FRIENDS
➳ Instagram - http://instagram.com/shopfairweatherfriends
➳ Facebook - http://facebook.com/fairweatherfriends
➳ Twitter - http://twitter.com/laurenfairwx
➳ YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/laurenfairweather

Lauren Fairweather

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Lauren Fairweather

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(166)
Kim Buhler

Kim Buhler on Aug 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I contacted Lauren about a custom order of three bunny plushies and she was quick to answer, incredibly friendly and more than happy to accommodate my request. Even in the middle of a move, Lauren was able to create and ship three awesome plushies. They made a fantastic gift for my friend who wasn't able to bring her precious bunnies with her when she moved overseas. I would absolutely purchase another custom plushy from Lauren in a heartbeat!

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Updates

Hand-embroidered snowy owl wings and faces pinned carefully in place, waiting to be sewn on. The finished ones are back in my shop if you'd like to take one home! They sold out a few weeks ago at GeekyCon.
My work table is covered in this upcoming batch of snowy owl plushies in various stages of the making process. scissors️ They'll be available in my shop again once I finish them!
We got a new Harry Potter story this week! The owls are excited. Have you finished it yet?
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About

Plushie creations that make people smile.

Lauren Fairweather, touring musician and professional nerd, started Fairweather Friends after making a small round of tiny, fleece owl plushies to sell at her merch table on tour. She was motivated and inspired by the smiles on the faces of everyone who came up to scoop one of their own into their arms and Lauren knew right away that she had created something special.

Ever since then, that crafty experiment has evolved into its own business. Through social media, Lauren has been communicating with her Fairweather Friends customers about what to design and release next. Because of this, the people who enjoy and love these plushies are an important element in the birth of new designs. Lauren hopes to encourage anyone who finds happiness and joy in her creations to join in on the brainstorming process through Instagram and Facebook.

Each Fairweather Friends plushie is designed and built with love and care, with carefully handsewn details that make each piece unique and special. This process takes time, but Lauren enjoys the challenge of designing, then hand crafting each and every piece on her own. She's happy to see a box full of sweet, embroidered faces looking up at her at the end of a tough week of work and even happier when she can pack one up and send it off to a loving home.

Small, soft things make people happy. Lauren wishes to spread that happiness as far as she can with her adorable plushie creations at Fairweather Friends.

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Shop members
  • Lauren Fairweather

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    ♥ 28 years old ♥ crafter ♥ artist ♥ musician ♥ video content creator

Manufacturers
  • Ink It Labs

    Austin, TX, United States

    A family owned business that provides artists with printing and laser cutting services on small batches of acrylic and wood charms. They help me to turn my original illustrations into lovely, durable pieces of wearable art!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2016
Here at Fairweather Friends, everything is created with time, care, and love. I design and make each item and perform every job needed to run this shop on my own. Please read all of my policies below and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me on etsy or email me at laurenmakesthings [!at] gmail.com

Thank you so much for supporting my home business!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
♥ I accept credit/debit cards, PayPal, and more through Etsy's direct checkout.

♥ If you realize that you made a mistake after placing your order (for example, you put down the wrong shipping address or accidentally ordered two of something), send me a conversation on etsy to let me know as soon as possible! That way, I'll hopefully be able to fix the issue before I ship your order.
Shipping
♥ Please allow 1-2 weeks for your package to ship. If you'd need me to ship an item sooner than that or if you'd like to purchase faster shipping, please contact me before you order to find out if my schedule will allow for an extra trip to the post office. I charge a rush fee for this service.

♥ Domestic orders going to a destination within the United States will be shipped through USPS First Class Mail which includes a tracking number. Once an item is shipped, it should arrive in 2-5 business days.

♥ International orders typically take 7-21 business days to arrive once they are shipped but they may be held up at customs for an unknown amount of time, resulting in longer wait times. Please look into your own country's import regulations before purchasing.
➳ Please be aware that if your item is shipping to an address located outside of the USA, you may have to pay customs fees or import tax/duty, depending on your country's regulations. Please check with your local customs authority for more information. I am not responsible for these charges. All international packages will be marked as merchandise on the customs form.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥ At this time, we do not accept returns. Please read the item description carefully and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about an item before you buy it. Please note that the nature of handmade, unique items often involves a product looking slightly different from the photos in this store.

♥ Send me a conversation on etsy or email me at laurenmakesthings [!at] gmail.com within 48 hours of receiving your package if your order was damaged during its journey or I sent you the wrong item by accident.
Additional policies and FAQs
Like all items with a handmade nature, you may notice slight differences in your item from what is shown in the photos. Every one of the things I make is unique, so it may not look exactly like what is pictured on this site. I assure you that every item I sell meets my own personal standards, and it will be of the highest quality that I can achieve!

Keep in mind that item colors may vary from what you see on your screen due to differences in computer monitors and related settings.

More information

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I ship an item directly to someone else as a gift?

♥ Yes! I do not include printed invoices with my orders. If you choose to send an order directly to someone else as a gift and you'd like me to include a note, include what you'd like it to say in the note to seller during checkout. Remember to include your name in your message so the recipient knows who sent it.
♥ All of my plushies come wrapped in tissue paper and tied up with string. Necklaces come packaged in kraft paper jewelry boxes with my shop logo on them.

Are your plushies safe for young children?

♥ There are no small pieces; all of the little details are made out of tiny bits of felt or embroidery floss. As with all objects you give to small children, use only with adult supervision.
♥ Please keep in mind that these are handmade pieces of art (though they are remarkably cuddly, adorable, and very soft!) and I make each one individually. I recommend that you encourage the child to be gentle with these characters.
♥ If you do need to clean up a Fairweather Friend who has had a particularly difficult day, spot clean with a damp cloth and leave it out to air dry.

Custom and personalized orders

♥ I am not able to accept very many custom orders, since my priority is to keep my shop stocked with items that everyone can enjoy. If you'd like to submit a request anyway, contact me with the details and I will let you know if your custom order is possible for me to complete.
♥ Due to the work involved with creating custom plushies, they will cost more than the plushies in my shop and take more time to make.

When will an item be back in stock?

♥ I make all of my plushies by hand completely on my own, which takes a lot of time. Because of that, they sell out quite often and you may have to wait a few weeks to a few months before certain designs are available again. I also regularly rework or retire older items, so they might not always be coming back to my shop in the same form.
♥ Follow me on social media if you're interested in receiving updates about new items as well as the return of older products that had sold out.
♥ Feel free to send me a conversation on etsy to let me know that you're hoping to see the return of a certain design and check up on how or if they're coming along!

I just realized I made a mistake in my order! What should I do?

♥ If you realize that you made a mistake in your order once you've placed it (for example, you put down the wrong shipping address or accidentally ordered two of something), send me a conversation on etsy to let me know as soon as possible! That way, I'll hopefully be able to fix the issue before I ship your order.

What are your plushies made out of? Are they vegan?

♥ My plushies are made out of either fleece or minky fabric and stuffed with polyfil which are all 100% polyester (synthetic). I use cotton thread and embroidery floss. However, their eyes, noses, and other small details are made out of 30% wool / 70% acrylic felt to give those pieces a bit more stability, so my plushies are not vegan.

How long will my order take to ship?

♥ Please allow 1-2 weeks for your package to ship. If you'd need me to ship an item sooner than that, please contact me before you order to find out if my schedule will allow for an extra trip to the post office. I charge a rush fee for this service.
♥ Domestic US orders usually take 2-5 business days to arrive and International orders can take at least 7-21 business days once an order is shipped.