Welcome to day twenty-nine of the Plushie Palooza Toy Festival. Today’s jolly and jovial plushie is lovingly handmade by Jen from Pikelet Workshop. If you’re giddy with excitement at his mere presence, don’t forget to tell us in the comments section below. Each comment will count as a vote for Pikelet Workshop towards the Golden Plushie award.
Well… I don’t need to tell you about Santa Claus, after all he’s the most famous and jolly soul in the whole wide world! This incarnation of Saint Nick is made from pre-washed 100% cotton, wool felt and polyester fibrefil. Each Pikelet Workshop softie has it’s own unique blend of fabrics, but they all have the quirky knowing half-smile for which they are famous. Seams are double-stitched to withstand boisterous cuddles and are quality tested by designer Jen’s daughter (usually involving a tea party of some sort).
Jen from Pikelet Workshop is based in Perth, Western Australia and lives with her husband, five year old, and two lazy cats. Jen loves making things with her hands; be it cooking or cross stitch or sewing. She finds the most pleasure in making things for little people and says that “the delight on their faces is (almost) payment enough”. Pikelet Workshop was launched in April 2010 and has since developed a loyal following with her first handmade market in September a sell-out success.