Here are the questions that people usually ask me:
Q1. What type of yarn and crochet hook size do you use to make your amigurumi plushies?
I use acrylic DK (double knit) yarn, because it's the cheapest and easiest yarn type to get. As for crochet hook sizes, it depends what project I work on. It ranges between 2.50mm and 4.00mm. The most simple plushies require the largest size, whilst I use the smallest size for the more complicated ones, because of its many details.
Q2. How big are your plushies?
They range from 12cm (approx. 5 inches) to nearly 30cm (approx. 12 inches). I try to make the plushies not too small, but not too big either.
Q3. Do you take requests/custom orders?
Yes, I take requests for amigurumi plushies and patterns. I then upload them for future stocks every month or so.
And yes, I now take custom orders! If you could please tell me your address, I'd be happy to set up one for you and send you an invoice. However, in order to achieve this, I'd have to make the product and set up an image of it. This is just to give you an idea of what the product looks like.
Unfortunately, I can't take requests for minky fabric plushies, because of how difficult and expensive it is to get the materials.
Q4. How often do you upload your new stock?
I usually try to upload new products once a month. They include amigurumi plushies, amigurumi patterns and sometimes, cushion covers of my graphic designs. However, if I don't upload something new in a while, it may be because I'm busy making physical orders and don't have enough new products to upload.
Q5. How often do you restock plushies that have previously been sold out?
I restock these particular plushies every few months. Remember, they're made to order, and I would like to make different kinds of plushies to send off, instead of making the same plushie, one after another.
Q6. How do I know when your new stock is going to be uploaded?
I let people know via social media that I plan to upload my new stock days before the deadline. Sometimes, I remind them again, so that they won't miss out.
Q7. Do you sell your plushies ready made?
Amigurumi plushies are always made to order. The reason for this is because, making plushies before selling them would cause up a significant amount of storage, and they might not even be sold for a long time. Another reason is that I would not have enough time to work on future projects. This is why these particular products take days, or weeks to make before dispatching them and working on the next order.
However, I do sell my minky fabric plushies ready made, because I need more time to work on them and I'm not always able to access the facilities. Also, I need to make sure that I have enough minky fabric for a specific colour.
Q8. How many of the same plushies do you stock?
The simpler plushies are to be made to order 5 times, whilst the more complicated ones are made no more than twice. I've chosen this particular amount, otherwise I would be stressing over making the same products over and over again.
Q9. Do you have an Etsy account?
I used to have one which I opened in July 2020. 15 months later, I opened up my own website via Shopify and have been encouraging people to shop there since. Unfortunately, in August 2023, I closed my Etsy account, due to lack of sales and earnings.