Handmade polka-dotted sock snake stuffed toy animal

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI had a neat request for a custom stuffed snake to accompany one of my stuffed toy Hug Me Slugs to Australia.

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI’d never tried a snake. It sounded like fun to me, and it was.

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingThe slug and snake are a gift for someone who had a pair of toys named “Sluggy” and “Snakey” as a child. I hope these will bring back some happy memories.

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI drew a tag for the sock snake,

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth Ruffingand found a spot on his underside for a heart.

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingHe came out pretty big, maybe 19 inches long. I had a challenge finding a box that would fit the Post Office dimension limits for First Class Mail International, but I lucked out and found I had just the right size box, one that came with some mail-order fleece.

Blue polka dotted sock snake, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI may try a Hug Me Worm next time so he, or she, will be a little smaller.

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