Creature Comforts


What could be more seasonal and easy on the eye [some seasonal stuff isn’t – ie. gross knitted stuff] than these ‘comforting creatures’ by Flora Kennedy, an Etsy fiber artist based in Scotland. I was enthralled when I discovered her useless but ridiculously covetable knitted ponies, baby pigs, baby whales and my favourite – fat knitted slugs! An average slug measures in at 7 inches long and 1.5 inches high. Flora’s new career begun when she decided to replace all the slugs she squashed whilst gardening [karma?] and soon became  addicted. You can buy her slug pattern here.

I could literally weep at how melancholy and adorable these creatures look – begging you to take them home for a snuggle.


Also- check out these crazy characters – ‘Let’s Celebrate Hedgehog!’ and ‘Big Furry Slug’. How could these not bring out your inner 12 year old girl?! Prices start at $11 for a snuggly slug.

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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

1 Comment on Creature Comforts

  1. Morgan
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 14:28 at 2:28 pm (10 years ago)

    oh these are so cute! me Ange were “Pomming” last night, yeah that’s our word for Pom Pom making! Ange is a super Pommer, or Pom maker if you will

    abw x

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