How can you resist the sweet faces of the handmade creatures from Blu'bies? With a wide selection of the gorgeous Australian animals found in the NSW Blue Mountains you would surely find a friend to call your very own!
Be sure to have a read about Sally of Blu'bies and her handmade creations - and don't forget to enter the fun giveaway to win the ever so sweet Belinda Bilby!

1. Billy Boobook 2. Quinny the Spotted Quoll 3. Ethel Echidna 4. Walter Wombat 5. Bonza Bat 6. Max the Mountain Brushtail Possum

Tell us all about yourself and your craft?
Everything in my life seems to revolve around art. I grew up making and creating art of some form. I spend my days teaching art, illustrating for my business Studio Outside and studying Art Therapy, as well as creating Blu'bies in the spare moments I have. This usually means stitching late into the night.

How long have you been creating your craft?
I have had my Blu'bies Etsy shop for about a year now. I started by selling them in a local art cooperative here in the Blue Mountains called The Nook.

What is one of the biggest lesson you have learnt about your craft & selling it?
There are so many amazing softie creations out there, I wanted to create something a little bit different and something that has educational value. I do this through my toys by including information about the animal's habitat and making people aware of the need to care for their environment. I have received some very positive feedback, best of all a teacher bought two to use as a teaching aid. So in the process of making the Blu'bies I have learned a lot about the animals and even more fabulous is that they are teaching others too. Warm and fuzzies all round!

Which of your items did you have the most fun creating & why?
Ethel Echidna, she has such a character and her spines really make her look a bit cheeky.

Is there a basic ‘household’ item you use when creating that seems to work just as good if not better than the actual ‘tool’?
Ha...yes chopsticks are a must for getting the stuffing into the possum tails. For everything else I use my most useful tool- my hands.

What is your favourite candy bar & why?
This is the hardest question you've asked me. I think it would have to be the homemade choccies sold in our local food co-op.

If money, responsibilities, and time were no issues where in the great wide world would you go & why?
I'd go on safari, to see all the amazing animals so I could come back and create animals of the world and not just the Blue Mountains (and yes, this plan is in the works!).

Now is your chance to welcome one of the Blu'bies Blue Mountain Creatures into your family. Belinda Bilby is soft and cuddly and a unique addition to any household. She measures approximately: body w 10cm h 15cm.

Visit Blu'bies Etsy Shop. Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item and why.

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Anonymous said...

I love Bonza bat...I'm going to get me one of those cute little creatures.

sam_ann said...

It's so hard to choose, but I'd have to say "Billy Boobook". She is so fabulous with her little retro wings plus the love hearts on her chest and face are hard to pass by ;)

greg said...

I like Billy the best. He doesn’t have a mouth..........haha this is what my son said when I asked him which one he liked whilst visiting the nook (he’s 2).

Kylie B said...

Oh wow What a fantastic Blog I'm so glade I came across it :)