August Plush Of The Month Club

August POM’s club boxes were sort of a last hoorah of Summer, Summer camp themed. I wanted everyone to get excited about the theme even before they opened the boxes so I created tiny pennants that were tied to string. The plush was of course a s’more, but the box also included a little kit to make a “god’s eye” (a classic Summer camp craft), fire balls (which always remind me of the kind of candy you could find at a camp store, all those penny candies!) a pennant (for decorating your bunk) and a welcome camper letter explaining everything in the boxes. I had lots of fun putting these together, and hope they gave a little Summer camp nostalgia to my subscribers.

July’s Plush Of The Month Club Boxes

Plush Of The Month Club for June was all about the cookies! I have had it in my mind for a long time that I wanted to make plush chocolate chip cookies. I did so much research trying to find beads that looked like chips, and usually what I found were very tiny, but I didn’t want to make tiny cookies. I even looked into making beads out of something like polymer clay, or even changing the idea to a different kind of cookie. I sewed a bunch of proto-types trying to figure out something that felt right, but in the end I found some bronze chip shaped beads thanks to help from my friend Jessee, and I was able to stick to my original plan of chocolate chip cookies. I felt that the bronze color still helped them look like chocolate chips, but decided to also come up with a silly little story about the chips for anyone who might feel they were not quite as authentic as they would like them to be.

I drew a vintage style cookie jar and screen printed it onto tote bags with a fun hot pink ink. I created the little mini comic, and cut and folded each one by hand. This was my first time making a single sided one page style zine, and I loved the way you make one cut, a few folds and you have a cute little booklet! As for the sweet treat these boxes contained a package of chocolate chip cookies from a company called Linden’s that has been making and selling cookies since 1928. I was first attracted to them because they have such a vintage feel to the packaging, but then I read that the cookies are still made from the original recipe, and were apparently cookies that lots of school have been selling for decades. I thought this might bring a bit of fun nostalgia to some POM members and I’ve actually had a few people contact me saying they were the cookies they used to buy at school. All in all it was such a fun box to put together and I hope made the members happy cookie monsters.

June’s Plush Of The Month Club Boxes

This Summer is just flying by! Here is it already July and I haven’t posted about the June Plush Of The Month Club boxes. June’s box was a plush potted cactus, which came with an illustrated card, and some of my favorite prickly pear cactus candy.
My hope was that it would appeal to both green thumbs, and plant killers alike. It’s perfect if you love plants, but also works well if you can’t keep a plant alive, as this plush version will never wither away!