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Announcement    I am not currently taking new custom orders, if you are interested please message me and I will get back to you when I'm able to! Thanks!


Last updated on Feb 5, 2022

I am not currently taking new custom orders, if you are interested please message me and I will get back to you when I'm able to! Thanks!


Brigette Z., PhD

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Brigette Z., PhD


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About weirdbuglady

Sales 687
On Etsy since 2007

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

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  • Brigette

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an entomologist, science teacher, and artist.

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Last updated on February 16, 2023

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Cancellations: not accepted

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Help! I need a plush of my favorite creature! Can you help?

Maybe! I take custom requests on a limited basis, and will announce on my shop page when they are available.

How do custom orders work?

If you see that I am currently accepting custom orders, please contact me. I will provide you with a link to a request form - be prepared with the name of the organism and your preferred size, color(s), and price range. That will allow me to provide an accurate quote! After we discuss and agree upon a quote, I will create a custom listing you can purchase. After purchase, I will create your item. I will send a photo of the completed item for your approval, and then ship.

How tough are these plushies, anyway?

My plushies are made with a combination of hand and machine stitching. They are not recommended for rough play, or as dog chew toys. However, they should hold up to regular, gently play or as an office decoration. I recommend spot cleaning only.

How are they packaged?

All plushies and punch needle crafts are wrapped in colorful tissue paper, and sealed in a bubble-lined poly mailer.

Do you use any patterns?

I have designed all of my own patterns, for both plushies and punch needle. While some I consider "trade secrets", others I offer for sale in my shop, so you can make your own!

What materials do you use?

For my plushies - fleece fabric, felt fabric, polyfil stuffing, plastic safety eyes, thread, and cotton tracking labels.

For my punch needle - acrylic yarn, 50/50 wool/acrylic yarn, monk's cloth, felt fabric, fleece fabric, and cotton labels.