I have enjoyed crocheting for many years. I’ve made all kinds of things – tote bags, baby blankets, scarves, afghans, hats, a doll, baby loveys. Knitting is a newer endeavor, I’ve only been dabbling in it for a couple of years and only made some dish cloths and scarves so far.
I’ve always admired people who could crochet or knit cute little animals and other fun items. I’ve tried it and had limited success, myself. Candyfleece is an Etsy shop that offers fun, whimsical little home decor figurines and other items that are beautiful and totally unique! They will accent any area of your home and be one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends who appreciate the craftsmanship of a homemade item, especially if they are yarn nuts like me.
I have a huge yarn stash that I really need to start using up to make new projects. I’ve gone on a self-imposed purchasing strike when it comes to this beloved pasttime. The only new yarn I’m getting is in a monthly subscription box that my husband gave me as a Christmas gift last year (and I'm still trying to find the perfect project for some of those).
Candyfleece critters are clearly made with such love and superior craftsmanship, I can’t get over looking at them. I keep turning the one I have over and over in my hand trying to figure out how in the world it was made. But, it’s such good quality that I can’t find where the yarn ends are tucked in or what kind of yarn exactly was used to construct it. The yarn is so fuzzy and soft, it's hard to keep my hand off of it. I could never make anything this delicate and perfect, but I sure do appreciate that someone else can and is willing to share!
I love that the arms and legs are positionable so you can customize each piece to your home decor and change it up with other little props you may have on hand (or make) to keep your display fun and fresh.
Animals available from Candyfleece include knitted mice, woolly rabbits, and fuzzy cats that are all just adorable! You can also find other decor items such as knitted or felted pumpkins and Christmas puddings displays. I’ve spent a lot of time recently visiting this shop on Etsy and looking around at the items they offer. I’d love to purchase a few more items, but it’s pretty hard trying to narrow the options because there is just so much darn cute stuff!
They offer other items, too, like a really cute little tea cup and saucer set that’s made from fabric. My mother-in-law is a huge fan of tea, tea cups, and tea pots – I know she’d adore this set. There are everyday items like the Cat With Fish, Mouse Rat Doll With Flowers, Rat With Book for the book lovers, and the Rabbit Fairy Doll — all so cute! But there are many holiday or seasonal items, too, decorated for Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Autumn, etc.
Everything offered in the shop is handmade in the UK and shipped in a cute little box that's tied with string. When you open it up, it’s like a display before you ever even remove it from the shipping package. My little guy came with a pine cone and a chocolate tucked into the box with him. So cute!!! Dina, the owner of Candyfleece, is so very creative. I could only wish to be as talented as this lovely lady!
If you have a certain idea in mind for a decor piece that you want, you can make a customization request. I don’t know how you could possibly look at what is offered and not find something you like, but it’s pretty awesome that if you don’t find just the thing you’re looking for that all you need do is ask.
Handmade gifts are so much fun to give and, in my opinion, show the gift recipient that you really cared enough to find just the right gift to show them how much you think of them. If you aren’t crafty yourself, it’s great to find someone who is and who is willing to share their beautiful creations with others. (Please Note: Candyfleece items are intended as home decor only. They are not toys and shouldn't be given to children.)
In addition to gifting something as cute as Candyfleece creations are, I also appreciate the opportunity to support a small business owner. That’s really important, because I love to support other people’s passions. The majority of larger companies just can't offer the kind of handmade items that smaller businesses can.
Take a look at the Candyfleece Etsy Shop and let me know which creation is your favorite. I challenge you to be able to choose just one!!!