sighfoo

sighfoo: recycled wool stuffies by jennifer syfu

Mesa, Arizona · 1036 Sales

sighfoo

sighfoo: recycled wool stuffies by jennifer syfu

Mesa, Arizona 1036 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(449)

Announcement   I make stuffed little dudes from recycled wool sweaters. Each is hand sewn with moxie and chutzpah.

Follow me on Instagram for special sales and giveaways: @sighfoo

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Pinterest:
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Also, view my lampwork glass jewelry at:
starvingartistbazaar.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on May 24, 2017

I make stuffed little dudes from recycled wool sweaters. Each is hand sewn with moxie and chutzpah.

Follow me on Instagram for special sales and giveaways: @sighfoo

Become a facebook fan to view past work.
http://www.facebook.com/sighfoo

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/sighfoo/

Also, view my lampwork glass jewelry at:
starvingartistbazaar.etsy.com

Jennifer Syfu

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Jennifer Syfu

Rainbow Strange Foo - Recycled Wool Plush Toy
Rainbow Strange Foo - Recycled Wool Plush Toy
$50.00
Quadropus Baby T-Shirt - Organic Cotton
Quadropus Baby T-Shirt - Organic Cotton
$25.00
Happy Taco - Recycled Wool Sweater Plush Toy
Happy Taco - Recycled Wool Sweater Plush Toy
$20.00
Eggsactly T-Shirt - Grey Organic Triblend
Eggsactly T-Shirt - Grey Organic Triblend
$25.00
Cactus Hug Baby T-Shirt - ON SALE
Cactus Hug Baby T-Shirt - ON SALE
$18.00
Taco Hamster Postcard
Taco Hamster Postcard
$4.00
Dance It Out Foo Postcard
Dance It Out Foo Postcard
$4.00
Custom Order for Riamknight
Custom Order for Riamknight
$40.00
Zebra - Recycled Wool Sweater Plush Toy
Zebra - Recycled Wool Sweater Plush Toy
$20.00
Mr. Happy Egg - Recycled Wool Sweater Toy
Mr. Happy Egg - Recycled Wool Sweater Toy
$15.00
Say What? Hamster Baby T-Shirt - Organic Cotton
Say What? Hamster Baby T-Shirt - Organic Cotton
$25.00
Coffee Sloth Love Tank Top 2T 4T 6T 12Y
Coffee Sloth Love Tank Top 2T 4T 6T 12Y
$20.00
Cactus Hug Baby Onesie 18-24m
Cactus Hug Baby Onesie 18-24m
$25.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(449)
cristydiaz7

cristydiaz7 on Jun 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as expected, thank you!

cristydiaz7

cristydiaz7 on Jun 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as expected, thank you!

rica cortez

rica cortez on May 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Shipped and received very quickly. Thank you!

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About

Foos are your friends.

The first time I made a plushie was when I volunteered to test a beginner pattern for a friend. It was a cute bird ornament. The pattern required felt, but I was too lazy to go to the craft store, so I used an old sweater. I lived in the middle of nowhere surrounded by dairy farms and cotton fields, without a craft store in sight. I loved making that little bird, and I ended up making a dozen for an ornament swap. After my first try at hand sewing I began creating my own patterns and continued to use recycled sweaters as my fabric. My first attempts I gave to family and friends. Sometimes I would ask people what is their favorite animal and make one for them. One sad & humiliating day I broke my foot sparring in kung fu class. (Protip: don’t kick like a black belt when you aren’t one.). I ended up stuck in bed while my foot healed, and passed the time making plushies. I ended up with a small army of animals and monsters. Fearing this new plushie invasion, I put them on Etsy – where people naively let them into their homes. I have been selling them on Etsy, in boutique shops and at craft shows for 3 years now.

Recycling is important. I try to recycle and reduce waste as much as possible – from composting my kitchen waste to reusing (clean!) packing material for shipping my orders. I like to think my efforts combined with the efforts of others will make a positive impact on our world. That is one of the biggest reasons I use recycled sweaters, but it is not the only one. Old sweaters are just an awesome material to work with. I love finding new color patterns and textures -- shopping for sweaters is a fun treasure hunt.

My designs are always evolving because I’m constantly finding new material to inspire me. Because of the broad range of patterns I find, each Foo is special and unique. (At least that is what I tell them when shipping them out to cause havoc in someone’s home). I get tremendous satisfaction from turning a castoff sweater into a super cute toy that someone will love.

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  • Jen Syfu Chornenky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Foo Wrangler

    I have my BFA in Design, July 2016 was be my 10th year kidney transplant anniversary, I love organic gardening, I'm a work from home mom and I love cheese.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2012
I rescue wool sweaters in the hot arid desert and wash them to turn them into soft felt goodness. Every item is lovingly hand stitched while watching canceled tv shows. Why are all the shows I like getting canceled?

Welcome to my shop, gentle shopper!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept Paypal only. Arizona residents pay 6.30% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship first class mail. Your order will be shipped within 1-3 days. Ok? High five!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want to make sure you are a happy camper. Please convo me with any questions or concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love working on custom designs! Convo me and tell me your ideas.

I create my little dudes in a non-smoking/pet friendly environment.