Handmade animal spirit guardians, intended to spark imagination and inspire a deeper interconnectedness with the Earth.
These special guardians are lovingly made with fabric from my scrap pile (mostly 100% Oeko-Tex linen, but there may be the odd linen-cotton blend, cotton print, etc. All fibers used are natural!), stuffed with natural filling (kapok fiber, buckwheat hulls, etc), and hand-embroidered with cotton thread. I also tuck herbs (just a tiny bit) in the stuffing of the guardian, not for aromatherapy but for magic & vibrational-level support. The herbs used are organic or wild-harvested with deepest respect.
Right now I am feeling most interested in working with wild animals that live in the regions that my customers live in, the intention being to draw awareness, respect, inspiration & awe for the wild ones we share the land with. Let me know if there's a special wild one you have in mind for me to try.
Intended as a companion & for gentle play. Parents will know best if this guardian is appropriate for their child, and whether supervision is required.
note: These aren't just for children, but intended to support and nourish our inner child as well. The world needs more softness <3
As far as washing goes, I would first try to spot-clean with a natural soap like Marseille soap, and air dry. If that doesn't do the trick, the other option I imagine is a hand wash in cold water with a natural detergent, and air dry. The herbs are contained in the head of the guardian, so ideally the head would remain dry. The clothing can be washed in the machine. Please use your best judgement and wisdom when it comes to washing, and know that the guardian may be altered after a wash!
- Animals: deer, fox, hare, mouse. As stated above, I am interested in working with the wild animals that you share the land with, not domestic or animals from far away. Let me know if there's a special wild one you would like me to try.
- If you have any requests, for example animal, gender (or gender neutral), or if you'd like to include any details about the sweet one this guardian is for, I can then weave that intention as I create it and choose the magical herbs to put inside... please include all of that information in the notes when you checkout. I will also contact you by email before I start making your guardian.
- The price includes a handmade outfit for your guardian. (The gender neutral outfit is overalls--see second photo!)
- Please allow time for me to make your guardian. I'm feeling that it's especially important to not feel rushed as I create these precious ones. If you have a special event or date you would like it to be ready for, let me know in the order notes and I will do my best! :)
note: Made of naturally biodegradable materials (linen, cotton, kapok fiber, buckwheat hulls...) *with the exception of the sewing thread* which is polyester. Soon to be 100% biodegradable!
These animal spirit guardians were inspired by the beautiful patterns by Bon Creations.