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Susie on Feb 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
My son loves these! They calm and comfort him. They fit perfectly in his hand. He has earned several from his sticker charts because he loves them so much!
Princess on Dec 2, 20195 out of 5 stars
Very cute and finely stitched details. Fits perfectly in the pocket of my Mama Echidna.
Beth on Mar 3, 20195 out of 5 stars
LavaGirl2015 on Jan 22, 20195 out of 5 stars
Came just in time and I'm so happy with my owl. I can't wait to bring her back to college with me so that I have something so soft and I know it will make me smile.
Matilda on Aug 1, 20185 out of 5 stars
So happy I purchased this, my friend were thrilled when she received this during her babyshower and the plushie were so soft and will make a great companion for when her baby arrives. Thank you so much for this wonderful piece Lauren! <3
Jennifer on May 20, 20185 out of 5 stars
Lovely little lamb plushie, it's so sweet! :)
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer
♥ crafter ♥ artist ♥ musician ♥ video content creator ♥ mom ♥ nerd
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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!
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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
Returns and exchange details
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
♥ Digital items such as printables or digital artwork commissions will not be printed out or sent in the mail. Please read each listing carefully so you know whether or not to expect a physical item following your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Keep in mind that item colors may vary from what you see on your screen due to differences in computer monitors and related settings.
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, I recommend that you add a note so the person knows that it's intended for them (even if you want it to be anonymous). Include that message in the note to seller during checkout and I'll write it out by hand and put it into the package before I mail it. Remember to put 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.
I ordered a custom portrait commission from your shop! Will you send me a physical print in the mail?
I do not currently offer printing services, so your digital portrait commission will be sent to you via email in the file format and size detailed in the item listing. However, you are welcome to have the file printed yourself for personal use or to give as a gift!