Thursday, November 20, 2008

Etsy Featured Shop: Kung Fu Monkey Robot

The first time I saw the shop name Kung Fu Monkey Robot, I was intrigued. After meeting the mind behind the shop, Shea Milligan, I knew it was only a matter of time before she would be featured on Shop Etsy. Shea is a Seattle-based artist who works with repurposed and some new fabrics to create plush toys (called T-Huggers) and whimsical winter gear. Shea has been sewing for the majority of her life, and has been on Etsy just under a year.

While Shea's favorite item to make has been her yeti plushes ("Their bushy eyebrows made me laugh."), her best sellers have definitely been her scarves and gloves with bacon and eggs on them. Shea is also happy to take on custom work: "I offer the ability for the customer to build their own T-Hugger by mixing and matching designs from my current designs, such as a monkey with crab claws, a crab with squid legs, or the option to add a mouth pocket to just about anything." She can also make scarves with different designs on them, in case you're not into bacon and eggs. All in all, there's plenty of great stuff to see at Kung Fu Monkey Robot, including lots of great ideas for holiday gifts!

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