Budsies, One-of-a-Kind Plush Toys Based on Children’s Artwork


Budsies are custom handmade plush toys based on drawings and photos submitted by customers. Once a customer places an order with attached artwork, Budsies staff creates a one-of-a-kind pattern based on the drawing, selects matching fabric, and sews each toy together.

Budsies founder Alex Furmansky was inspired by his younger sister’s drawings.

My sister Michelle was born when I was already 16 so I had the privilege of seeing her art evolve throughout her childhood. She brought home dozens of drawings each week from pre-school, camp, and a host of art classes.
But sadly, the drawings went from being displayed on the fridge to being buried in a dismal box in the basement. From wacky shapes to advanced illustrations, Michelle’s creativity was getting forgotten.

The idea for Budsies came when I saw Michelle hugging her stuffed animals and tucking them in at night. What if I could turn a drawing into a stuffed animal friend that would last forever? Quite literally bring her drawings to life!




images via Budsies

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‘Electric Love’, An Animated ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Music Video Featuring a Love Story Between Thomas Edison and an Elephant

“Electric Love” is an animated music video for the television show Bob’s Burgers that features Stephin Merritt and Kenny Mellman singing a love song about inventor Thomas Edison and an elephant named Topsy–which the show alleges Edison had electrocuted, but the actual history of the event is a bit more complicated. The video is part of a series of animated music videos featuring songs from the show being covered by other artists.

The song was originally performed by the characters Mr. Fischoeder (as Edison) and Gayle (as Topsy) with Gene and Tina acting out the voices as part of the third season episode “Topsy”, which aired in the United States on March 10, 2013.

Imaginative Doctor Who-Themed Donuts Featured Every Saturday at Unique Wichita, Kansas Donut Shop

Whovian Donuts

Saturday means WHOVIAN DONUTS!

If it’s Saturday at the Donut Whole in Wichita, Kansas, then “Whovian donuts,” their fantastic Doctor Who-themed creations with names “Sonic Blue Driver,” “Bad Wolf,” and “Police Box,” will be on the menu all day. Fans need not fret if they miss them this Saturday, as these wonderful donuts will regenerate every week.

Whovian Donuts

photos via The Donut Whole

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Two Car Part Commercials Starring Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Before He Was Famous

Two commercials for Flowmaster Inc. car parts feature celebrity chef Guy Fieri—before he was famous—talking about the company’s products. One commercial focuses on Flowmaster mufflers, and the other on their exhaust systems.

via Eater

Labrador Retriever Carries Grocery Bags Into the House After His Human Drops Them

A very considerate yellow Labrador Retriever named Jeff does his breed proud by retrieving the groceries that had fallen from his human SylviaZ‘s shopping bag and bringing them into the house, one bag at a time.

It appears that this breed is quite aptly named as the dogs seem to be at their happiest while retrieving groceries, waterlogged sticks, and even the occasional beer when asked.

A Bad Lip Reading Parody of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Complete With Katniss and Peeta Singing ‘Choo Choo Go’

Bad Lip Reading (previously) has created a parody video where they replace the voices of characters in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (previously) with nonsense dialog that appears to sync with the characters’ mouths. One scene of the parody has the characters of Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch discussing a name for their band, and they settle on “The Obsidiots.” Bad Lip Reading also created the song “Choo Choo Go” for the fictional band as well as a music video to go with it. The song is now available through iTunes.

‘The Lost Glove’, A Short Film About a Glove Lost in the Big City Performed by Puppeteers With Found Objects

“The Lost Glove”
is a short film directed by British filmmaker Lizzie Oxby that stars the handwork of London’s Theatre-Rites puppeteers and a lot of found objects, telling the story of a timid glove lost in the big city.

It’s that time of year when gloves get lost, and found…

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