They were found this morning on our doorstep...a basket filled with shy little baby animals (Softlings, they're called)...bunnies, kitties, mousies, bears and even a couple of elephants. We're not sure where they came from, where their mamas are or why they were left all alone at the doorstep of our house. We picked them up with a lot of care and transported them inside where they chittered and chattered in a language we could not understand. They warmed up to us after some time. And they even let us hold them. They are soft...soft as cashmere and fine merino wool...hence, the name Softling. Their bodies are extra floppy and slouchy when they sit in our hands. And they are playful! They love to be held and hugged, especially by little hands and arms. They seem to take to young children, but they also tolerate the adults just so. We were so taken by all of their personalities that we ended up giving each one a name of their own.
These Softlings are handmade from clean re-purposed 100% cashmere, wool, and cashmere/silk blend and softly stuffed with clean carded wool. The doll skin is made of European imported 100% cotton jersey. The ears are lined with cotton fabric. Facial features are embroidered with cotton embroidery floss. They measure about 7.5" tall and 6" wide.
The Softlings are now available for purchase in the Etsy Shop.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The small and delicate parts on the Softlings are not suited for children under the age of three.