Life's Big Canvas - unique gifts from Chloe McGenn

 
 
This week, I've been looking around at felt, dolls and toys. I'm doing a project (as you might have noticed) about odd toys and games, death and the unexpected. I usually only do 5 picks, but there was such an amazing array of toys and dolls, I had to choose 10.

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Monkey with a Fez magnet

Not strictly a toy, but I had to include him. I love the description, and the look on his face is priceless.

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Cup of Water

There's something really charming about these crocheted molecules in this shop, but it's the cup these 2 come in that make them my favourites.

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Slar

I don't think I need to explain why this is awesome do I? It's an alien dude in a cape, standing next to a sports car.

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Unhappy Cancer Sucks bunny

These bunnies are really cute, but have grumpy faces and odd sayings on their chests. I think they're the perfect mixture of cute and slightly creepy.

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Anna and Molly

These conjoined twin dolls are beautifully made, but have the creepiest eyes I've seen on a doll. I love them.

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Mommy Selena

A slightly nightmarish voodoo rabbit doll, adorned with her voodoo doll and gri-sgris staff. Gorgeous.

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Iggos/Bumpy

This cute fleecy robot with fire shooting out of his feet and a claw for a hand is my favourite in this shop, although I like the other bunnies too. This one just seemed to grab my attention

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Elephant Girl

This whole shop is like a victorian freak show, but Elephant Girl is the one I would buy. It's meticulously made, and beautiful. If only I could be as good as this.

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Sockbot no 3

A move away from the usual sock creatures, these sockbots introduce hard surfaces, and have grabbed my attention. I love sock monkeys and bunnies, of course, but there's something I like about the dichotomy of comfy socks being mechanical.

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Sally

and to prove the point, here's my favourite current stuffed bunny.

Katie
4/21/2010

Thanks for featuring Anna and Molly in your pick of the week, loving all the other odd toys and dolls too :)

Katie
~x~

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