茄子 (qiezi, which means eggplant), a very toothy lion I found in Hutong, Beijing. In China, people pose for photos by saying "eggplant!" instead of "cheese!" I took this little eggplant home and sewed overalls for him.

I like to sew, paint, and dress stuffed animals. I learned to sew in middle school, then I began making stuffed animals in 2016. It all began when my mom brought home a plain white turtle that I painted with thrift store fabric paint. I then decided the turtle needed friends.... (hover or click for details!)

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smiling lions
hand-painted stuffed turtle
hand-painted, handmade elephant
stuffed painted elepant
order of the bunstack
stuffed rhino and stuffed elephant
cat and stuffed dinosaur
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a family of stuffed dinosaurs
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red stuffed snake
stuffed polka-dot dinosaur
stuffed bunny and stuffed cat
lion cat catsup
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stuffed bunnies
stuffed octupus, stuffed turtle, stuffed rhino
sock monkey
stuffed rhino
handmade peacock and smiley lio
winged blue dinosaur
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The Grunts are an extremely rare species of dinosaur that survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. They are named Grunts after the first of their species to be discovered, Gruntwinder (green), and after their highly developed language, which, to human ears, simply sounds like "ra ra ra." Later such Grunts discovered include Jatindergrunt (blue with stripes and mohawk) and Indergrunt (pink, via Skype). Grunts have shown incredible intelligence and sophistication, including Gruntwinder, who is active on Instagram.

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sock monkey and pelican whale
dinosaus and duck
white bun loaf
sideways blue bun loaf
red bun loaf
sewing
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bearded octopus
striped dinosaur
pink bun loaf
green bun loaf
bunny lion snow
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shark dinosaur
biting turtle
upside-down bun loaf
lavender bun loaf
black patterned bun loaf
sewing
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stuffed animal family
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Sock Monkey came into my life on July 4, 2012. Since then, he has stayed true through all my ups and downs and accompanied me on all my travels. His first few outfits were curated by my mom (personal stylist to us both), though I have been sewing his most recent getups.

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bunny lion and glasses bunny
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smiling lion
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bb cheesu with buns ਪਿਆਜ਼ (onion, left) and ਲਾਲ ਪਿਆਜ਼ (red onion, left)
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