Handmade plush insects and more

Connecticut, United States · 544 Sales


Handmade plush insects and more

Connecticut, United States 544 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Unfortunately I have stopped my sewing business to focus on my dissertation. I do not know if or when I will reopen. Thank you for the years of support!



Unfortunately I have stopped my sewing business to focus on my dissertation. I do not know if or when I will reopen. Thank you for the years of support!



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tresahonaker on Dec 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to the seller for great quality and fast shipping!

Allison Goetz

Allison Goetz on Oct 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping & the product looks incredible!

Anonymous on Aug 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely fabric! Extremely quick shipping. Supporting a fellow grad student is always a plus, too!

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"Is it the bugs that are weird, or you?"

There have been two constants in my life: my love for insects, and my desire to create.

By second grade I was selling my drawings to my friends for 25 cents each. In third grade I showed up to "career day" with my butterfly net. My science teachers all thought I would grow up to be a scientist. My art teachers all thought I would be an artist.

It wasn't until I reached college that I adopted my grandmother's sewing machine. Inspired by my zoology courses, I set out to combine my two passions.

I am now working toward a PhD in entomology, and have been running my Etsy shop for several years.

I am often asked "Is it the bugs that are weird, or you?".
I say it can go either way.

Shop members
  • Brigette

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an entomologist and artist. I make plush bugs, and study real ones.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2013
Hello and welcome to my shop. I aim to provide a service to anyone who desires a plush version of their favorite unusual creature. Do not be afraid to put your love for nature on display!

Considering their artistic and oft-times delicate nature, and that they have not undergone testing as childrens' toys, these plushies are not recommended as toys for children 12 and under. Please use your best judgement when purchasing one of my pieces with the intention of giving it to a child. If you have any concerns over parts (such as safety eyes, or appendages) please send me a convo before purchasing. I may also be able to create a suitable plush as a custom order, but still recommend that a child be supervised when handling any of my pieces.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
*General Payment*
I accept Paypal and credit cards through direct checkout, and require immediate payment. If you can not pay right away, please ask me to reserve an item for you.

*Attention CONNECTICUT residents*
6.35% Sales tax will be added automatically during checkout.

*Custom order payments*
For custom order I require either the whole payment up front, or half up front and half upon completion of the item.

Pricing varies greatly depending on the size and complexity of the piece. Something small with a lot of details may take more time than something large and simple.

My general custom order baseline prices are as follows:
Small (6" to 9"): $35
Medium (10" to 15"): $50
Large (16"+): $80

-----> ***PLACING A CUSTOM ORDER*** <-----
1) Send me a convo through etsy, or email weirdbuglady [!at]
2) We will discuss details. I will need the species, size, color, and any other specifics in order to provide you with a quote.
3) Give me your paypal email address to which I can send an invoice. You will either pay the full price or half up front.
4) I complete the item, giving updates as I go along.
5) I make a listing on etsy, reserved for you, which has photos of the final item.
6) If you opted for the half payment, I will send an invoice for the second payment.
7) You go through the motions of the etsy purchase without paying, choosing "other" as payment at checkout. Please ensure you provide the correct shipping address. This will keep a record of our transaction and allow for feedback.
8) Ensuring you are satisfied with the photos and payment has been received, I ship your item.
All orders are shipped first class with delivery confirmation and insurance. If you would prefer a faster shipping rate, please contact me before purchasing.

I will ship anywhere in the world! I fill out customs forms truthfully (I will not put "gift"), and any customs fees incurred are your responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should you be unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, please contact me. I will accept returns and offer a refund if the item is returned in its original condition. I may also be willing to alter the item or exchange it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will accept custom orders depending on my schedule and which fabrics I have available. I'm always open to ideas so feel free to convo me.

There is no smoking in my apartment.
I do have two furry pets, my rabbits Rascal and Appledot.