Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Hello my sweet honey bunnies!
Today I would like to introduce you to my very first ever made soft toy  - Beannie
Beannie is a mix of possum, snow leopard and a baby deer. He was my experimental project which helped me to understand the process of making soft toys. He is full of imperfections as he was made from an old T-shirt and was stitched with dark blue thread and painted with acrylic paints. Some of his body parts are of course made from polymer clay. 
Creating Beannie was quite easy, but also challenging and time consuming as me and sawing are two  things that don't mix (as I thought before). In school I was one of the worst girls with creative household things like cooking, sewing and knitting. But then I was only 12-14 years old. My mind wasn't ready for it, OK? 

So here he is, little creature from a planet BEANOU, and although he is one big imperfection, he is now my favourite toy, I cary him with me everywhere and I put him to sleep every night in a coconut shell bed and I always make sure he has extra blanket underneath him so that he feels comfortable while watching his beanie dreams. 

Beannie likes to learn new things and is very curious creature. He can spend hours sitting next to me and watching me work or paint. He is so dedicated that he doesn't even move and you need to be extra careful to see how sometimes he blinks and nods his little head as if he is confirming everything I teach him. He is a perfect companion to slouch on the couch or to watch a movie. We do so many things together and he is always there wondering and learning. 

Beanie is only 4 days old and he is one of a kind. Recently I was thinking about my childhood and remembered that I haven't got any childhood toys left in my mom's house. We gave them all away to children in need, to those kids that haven't got parents and are not adopted. We have quite a lot of places like this in Latvia and I am glad that perhaps my toys became good friends for some of them poor guys. 

I hope you like my new little friend. Please let me know what you think of him in comments below.

Thanks a lot,


  1. He is wonderful and I don't see any imperfections about him at all! I'm in love!

  2. Your talent doesn't know boundaries, Aniko! Love to see your new your new creations!

  3. Aniko, your work is awe inspiring. I do not enjoy sewing either but your animals are tempting me to try again with sewing and polymer clay. I work primarily in wood. http://wildharecreations.blogspot.com