handmade lovelies & one of a kind art

San Jose, California · 3514 Sales


handmade lovelies & one of a kind art

San Jose, California 3514 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Thanks for visiting. Please note I DO NOT DO CUSTOM ORDERS. Please do not contact me regarding them. Thank you!


Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

Thanks for visiting. Please note I DO NOT DO CUSTOM ORDERS. Please do not contact me regarding them. Thank you!

Genevieve Santos

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Genevieve Santos

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jerilynne Luna

Jerilynne Luna on Jun 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this.

Stephen Parsons

Stephen Parsons on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The art work, as always, is so exceptional and personal. You feel like everything was made just for you! The card got as much notice as the gift!! Thank you!!

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Taking the magical and imaginary to fun-size.

The Beginning
Hands down one of the best things that’s ever happened to me was getting laid off from New Line Cinema, my first and only 9-5 job. The combination of unemployment checks, severance & money saved from the past two years provided me with a comfortable, financial cushion to launch my business. It was a very slow process, and I honestly didn’t envision it becoming a business until much later. All I knew is that I wanted to draw & sew.

The Process
When making the plush toys, no patterns are used because every piece is special and unlike any other. My paintings and sketches are based on childhood memories, daydreams, and a genuine fascination with the world.

The Story
I'm a nomadic addict who can't stay in one place for more than six weeks so I've been all over the world collecting stories & various materials (like 30 yards of silk from Punjab, India) to use for my plush and art. I take full advantage of the fact that my work is portable and begs movement & adventure for inspiration. The art you see in my shop is an ongoing culmination and mixing of personal experiences, travels, relationships, and a truly deep love for ice cream.

Shop members

  • Genevieve Santos

    Owner, Le Petit Elefant-in-chief

    Genevieve Santos is a kid at heart. She worked a 9-5 job but nothing satisfied her more than genuine creativity. She started her own business so that she could do what she loves: get lost in the loveliness of the world and express it through art.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 13, 2014

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final, but if something goes awry in transit, I'd be more than happy to try to work an exchange or repair.
Preferred form of payment is PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout through which you can use your credit or debit card. Please pay within 24 hours to secure the order!
All orders are lovingly packaged and sent to your Etsy address via USPS First Class within 3-5 business days of receiving payment (I ship packages every Monday and Friday). Please let me know if you would like shipment upgrades & insurance on your order first before placing your order. If there are any special requests that you want done to the products, please message me first before placing the order to see if it's possible.

International Orders
I ship with USPS International First Class mail which does not come with delivery confirmation. Shipping time is between 2-6 weeks, depending on the country. Any duty or import taxes are the responsibility of the customer. International packages do not have tracking or insurance. If you would like it, please convo me first. It is an additional fee.

I do not refund for lost or stolen packages. I am not responsible for items not received due to an incorrect address.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you so much for your order & interest! Please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments by messaging me via etsy or emailing hello [!at]

I am all booked with custom order requests for the rest of the year. Sorry!