KiraArts

KiraArts: Handmade Plush Toys and Art

Lyndonville, New York · 252 Sales

KiraArts

KiraArts: Handmade Plush Toys and Art

Lyndonville, New York 252 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(126)

Announcement   Welcome to KiraArts! I am an independent, one-woman show making happy, handmade plushies! All items are unique and completely handmade by myself in the USA.
Want some sneak peeks at what I'm working on? Follow me on Instagram (@kira_arts), like me on Facebook (http://facebook.kiraarts.com), or visit my blog (http://blog.kiraarts.com).

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2016

Welcome to KiraArts! I am an independent, one-woman show making happy, handmade plushies! All items are unique and completely handmade by myself in the USA.
Want some sneak peeks at what I'm working on? Follow me on Instagram (@kira_arts), like me on Facebook (http://facebook.kiraarts.com), or visit my blog (http://blog.kiraarts.com).

Kira Sinclair

Contact shop owner

Kira Sinclair

Red Nubbin - Custom Color Heart - Made To Order
Red Nubbin - Custom Color Heart - Made To Order
$8.00
Grey Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
Grey Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Black Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
Black Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Tie Dye Orange Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
Tie Dye Orange Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Turquoise Tie-Dye Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
Turquoise Tie-Dye Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Purple Tie-Dye Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
Purple Tie-Dye Cat Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Yeti Abominable Snowman Nubbin - Made To Order
Yeti Abominable Snowman Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Sasquatch Nubbin - Made To Order
Sasquatch Nubbin - Made To Order
$12.00
Barn Owl Nubbin - Made To Order
Barn Owl Nubbin - Made To Order
$16.00
Fox Nubbin - Magenta Pink - Made To Order
Fox Nubbin - Magenta Pink - Made To Order
$16.00
Raccoon Nubbin - Made To Order
Raccoon Nubbin - Made To Order
$16.00
Dog Nubbin - Boston Terrier - Made To Order
Dog Nubbin - Boston Terrier - Made To Order
$18.00
Dog Nubbin - Pug - Made To Order
Dog Nubbin - Pug - Made To Order
$18.00
Dog Nubbin - Border Collie - Made To Order
Dog Nubbin - Border Collie - Made To Order
$18.00
Turquoise Jellyfish Nubbin - Made To Order
Turquoise Jellyfish Nubbin - Made To Order
$16.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(126)
Sandra Mahoney

Sandra Mahoney on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable and made with love! Thank you so much!! :)

Emily Dawson

Emily Dawson on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love him! She was SO nice to work with and was able to customize exactly what I wanted! Will definitely order from again in the future!

Sandra Mahoney

Sandra Mahoney on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable! Extremely well made! Fast shipping!! Thank you so much! :)

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About

How it all started...

Everything in my shop is made by my own two hands...with the help of a sewing machine!

My desire to make monsters was originally inspired by the book “Stupid Sock Creatures” by John Murphy. In 2006, I started making my own quirky creatures using my own worn-out, colorful socks and developed my own style. At first, I made the "sock monsters" just for fun. I would hand stitch them during church as a way to keep my hands busy while listening to the message. The kids at my church were intrigued by what I was doing and I often gave the monsters away to them. The kids' mothers raved about my work and suggested I start selling my creations. One of them told me about Etsy and in 2008 I started my Etsy shop, KiraArts.

I sometimes describe my monsters as “the mutant cousins of sock monkeys”. I recently have begun making plush animals as well, such as dogs, cats, owls, and woodland creatures. Now, I have graduated beyond socks and moved on to sweaters, fleece, and other fabrics. I find joy in turning an unwanted piece of clothing into a lovable companion for someone. The main goal of my work is simply to make people smile!

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Shop members

  • Kira

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Queen Of The Monsters

    Due to growing up watching TV shows like Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, the term “monster”, to me, evokes images of fun, friendly, fantastical creatures instead of grotesque, scary ones.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2017
My monsters started out as "sock monsters" inspired by John Murphy's Stupid Sock Creatures book. But my monster-making has since evolved to include other materials besides socks, such as repurposed clothing and fleece remnants. My most popular items are small monsters I call "Nubbins", small, simple, rectangular monsters with no arms. Standard Nubbins typically have two pointy white teeth, two black eyes (usually with one eye bigger than the other), and an applique` shape on its belly (usually a square or heart).

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal is my preferred method of payment.
Items will be shipped upon recieving payment.
Shipping
***As of right now, I am only shipping within the US.***
Orders are typically shipped within 3-5 business days of receiving payment.

Standard shipping for 1-3 Nubbins is the cost of a USPS small flat rate box.

*If you live locally (in or near the Medina, NY or Rochester, NY area) I will omit shipping and arrange to meet you. Please convo or email me first so I can set up free shipping on your item of choice, and we can set up a time/place to meet for you to receive your item!
Refunds and Exchanges
I offer free repair service for all my items. If an item is damaged due to rigorous play (popped seam, lost eye, etc.) you can send it to the "Monster Doctor" for the cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
If you would like a custom order, please send me an Etsy convo with the Subject Line "CUSTOM ORDER REQUEST: (description of item)" Please include a description of what you would like (size, colors, etc.), price range you are willing to pay (if applicable) and a preferred due date (if any). Please allow 6-8 weeks for custom orders to be finished. When an item is finished, I will make a "reserved" listing and send you an Etsy convo with the link to the listing.



PRICING:
Items may be priced higher on my Etsy shop than at my art/craft shows due to Etsy & Paypal fees.
Pricing is based upon the materials, size, and detail work it takes to make each monster.
*A larger monster may be priced higher than a smaller one.
*A monster that has handstitched details may be priced higher than one without such details.