I’ve been making lots of stuffed toy Hug Me Slugs lately! I realized today that I have been making stuffed animal slugs for almost half a decade now! Wow, that must mean I’ve made hundreds of plushie slugs.
I’ve been refilling my Hug Me Slugs and Friends Etsy toy shop with all different colored slugs, trying to keep these colors in stock, orange and turquoise, above, bright medium green, purple, grass green, light blue, and then pear green, shown further down the page. I also have some custom listings, so people can pick out their own heart colors on those, and plenty of miscellaneous colors of adoptable slugs.
They are all made of fleece and are soft and cuddly. Each one comes with a hang tag, which can be personalized, so the adopter can pick out a name for the slug, or I print “For + a name”. The tag comes tied to the slug with a ribbon.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I mailed the rest of my current Christmas slugs out on Thursday this week, and finally got around to putting up some decorations. I’m looking forward to making some new toy designs, and more variations on the ones I have.
I discovered there are some slug cousins and more slug enthusiasts out there. There is a new animated show on Disney XD called Slugterra, with a bunch of cute slugs, in all different colors too.
Here is a video of some of the Slugterra slugs. They look like a fun group of characters. I’m sure they will have their own toy versions soon.
I’m not affiliated in any way with the show itself. I think my Hug Me Slugs and Bugs may be friends or relatives though. I’m sure they would enjoy playing together. Hug Me Slugs get along with pretty much everybody. I found myself wanting to set all the slugs free, release them into a shady green garden with all kinds of good things to for them eat.
In my fantasy-slug world, Hug Me Slugs live in a sanctuary full of fruits and vegetables that instantly regenerate when the slugs take a bite out of them. When they’re not eating or playing, they loll around, with the sun shining between the leaves above, smiling contentedly, telling each other silly jokes and stories. I wonder if they like to sing. I bet they do. I’ve never heard them, but I imagine they sing somewhat like the Who’s of Who-ville. Hope you have a merry Christmas, and happy holidays to everyone!