I found out about LEFTZ by ArtTales from the Mayday Underground blog. I was excited to meet another plush maker and have her at the upcoming show. Although, I must admit that I was a bit intimidated too. Her work is very good, she has a lot of sales on Etsy and she's been featured in Stuffed Magazine. But it turns out she's not able to do the Mayday show. Oh man!...I was really looking forward to meeting her and seeing her work in person. Her work particularly intrigues me because she stuffs her plushies with shredded plastic grocery bags... and I'm curious what it feels like.
My favorite design that she does is (obviously) her monsters. This geeky one pictured below (which has already been sold) is particularly adorable!
LEFTZ are "Handmade plush softies created with reclaimed, repurposed, & upcycled materials. These Eco friendly plushies are stuffed with recycled plastic shopping bags & are unique in their own way. Their good eye is made from layered vintage buttons. Materials are found via yard sales, thrift shops, or my family."
Anyway...all that to say, ArtTales is currently having a giveaway on her blog. The prize is a $20 gift certificate to use in her Etsy shop. Go check it out! Who knows? Maybe you can win!
(You may think I'm just being nice and giving LEFTZ a shout-out or just letting you guys know about the giveaway, but if you want to know the truth, it's not totally selfless...because I get an extra entry in the giveaway if I blog about it! ;) )