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Note from shop owner Thank you so much for visiting! Due to personal circumstances the shop is closed till further notice. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.


:-) Kim

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting! Due to personal circumstances the shop is closed till further notice. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.


:-) Kim

Kim Welling

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About kimslittlemonsters

Sales 5,864
On Etsy since 2008

How I became an illustrator & shop owner

Back in the days I studied, and later worked, as a fashion designer for divers companies in the Netherlands.
Although you wouldn't think so, this meant spending most of my time behind the computer making technical drawings of clothes.

At some point I started missing working with 'real material', drawing, cutting, and assembling.
That's why I decided, back in 2004, to go back to art school to study Illustration as I noticed during my work I loved making t-shirt prints the most.

In 2007 I started my own business as a freelance illustrator and since then I've been so fortunate to get many lovely assignments from magazines, social foundations and creative companies! I also teach illustration in Utrecht and online, which I greatly enjoy.

All went well until, in 2010 I went through a rough breakup with the boyfriend I had back then. I felt really low and thought: 'I need something to pick me up'.
That's when I came up with the idea of the Instant Comfort Pocket Box: a little box with a 3D illustration and a cheerful or comforting text you can put into your pocket to look at whenever you need some consolation.

I got many enthusiastic responses from friends and family, and decided it might be something others could do with as well. In february 2011 I opened my Etsy shop and listed the first comfort boxes!

Since then I've sold my items all over the world. I enjoy making different illustrative goods and hope to bring a little joy to everyone who buys any of my items.

By the way... the comfort box really helped... I now live happily together with a lovely man, our three year old son and newborn little girl in a small town just above Amsterdam.

Shop members

  • Kim Welling

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator

    I'm an illustrator, designer and illustration teacher, living and working in Ilpendam (a tiny town just above Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Apart from two dimensional work, I love making tactile (3D) illustrative objects and installations.

Production partners

  • Ferm Werk


    The company that assembles the DIY kits for me, gives mentally disabled people - who otherwise whould have a hard time finding a job (or not at all) - a chance in life, work and a feeling of beloning and fullfilment.

  • Peter Print - printer


    Cards and prints are printed at Peter Print, a printing company in the Netherlands that only uses high quality FSC or recycled paper and no toxics. They also aim to minimize paper waste.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2017
Welcome to Kim's (that's me) Little monsters! I'm an illustrator from the Netherlands and apart from commissioned work, I also make and create my own goods. Please feel free to contact me with any question.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Despite all products are made and shipped with care, sometimes things can go wrong.
If anything does go wrong (dispite track and trace or insurance on your order), please let me know by email ( or Etsy convo. Please mention your order number in your mail or convo.
I accept Paypal and direct checkout (credit cards, bank accounts, Etsy gift cards)
After receiving payment, your purchase will be shipped (from holland) within 5 business days. The delivery date will depend on the country it's send to:

+ Netherlands
1 to 3 weekdays
+ Within Europe
UK, Germany, Belgium, france, scandinavia:
2-4 weekdays
Other: 1 to 2 weeks, to Italy it can take up to 3 weeks.
+ Shipping outside Europe (world)
USA, Canada, Australia: 5 to 13 days
Russia: 8-22 days
Other: 2-4 weeks but ofter sooner (depending on the country it's send to and customs)

The basic shipping costs do not include insurance or track and trace. If you'd like me to ship your purchase insured and/or with track and trace, please choose an upgrade shipping option when checking your order out.
I ship every week. Are you in a hurry? please let me know through etsy (use 'contact seller') and I'll try to ship your order asap.

Please check your order for accurate address details and such. If the address information is not correct, please let me know within 24 hours.
If an incorrect address is communicated to me within 24 hours I can not be held responsible for not received orders.

If you'd like to have your order giftwrapped and/or with a little note and shipped to someone else, please keep in mind to:
---> choose the 'add note + giftwrap option' and follow these instructions:

+ If you'd like to have multiple items send to DIFFERENT ADDRESSES /people,
please buy every item SEPERATELY for each person/ address, otherwise
shipping is not calculated correctly!

Are you sending multible items to one person/ address and can they be
gift wrapped together?
Then you can purchase them together and only have to choose
'add note (+ giftwrap)' with one item.

+ Please enter the address you'd like the gift to be send to
in the comment box when checking your order out.

+ You can also leave text to put on a gift note here
(max 10 words, due to the cardsize I'm using).

Would you like another text in the box? You can! See the 'your custom text in a comfort box'-listing here:
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please convo me here on Etsy!

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
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