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Wassupbrothers Giveaway

Introducing Olga Zamyatina, from Moscow, Russia of the clever Etsy shop, Wassupbrothers. Olga adores making decor with fabric but she is particularly fond of creating creatures. These stuffed animals may look like toys, but it’s best to think of each piece as a soft sculpture. The items are not meant to be played with but rather, used as art and knickknacks around the home. Cotton, felt, velvet and lace with stuffing are not just for kids anymore! Olga and her husband Igor have two funny and wonderful dogs. Igor works as a photographer and supports Olga by taking beautiful photos of the creations in her shop.

Wassupbrothers Giveaway

Some of Wassupbrother’s creatures can look alike but no two are ever  the same. Olga attempts to repurpose, recycle, and reuse different materials as often as is possible. It’s magic to see, how small pieces of fabric, vintage buttons, sweaters or old dresses turn into a soulful creations. Since Olga is vegan, she even douses her fabrics in natural, organic dyes like tea, coffee, cinnamon and more.

The owner explains, “I found the art of soft toys and have been stuck on them ever since. They give me the opportunity to use all the skills and creativity I’ve accumulated over the years, and bring me so much joy and pleasure. When I made my first owl I did not think of it as a serious endeavor, but now I can’t imagine a time when I did not create my soft little friends.”

Olga was nice enough to offer one lucky reader of The Walkup not one, but two little friends:

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Ella owl is a lacy, peaceful, greenminded and friendly owl.  She have movable wings, fixed with the buttons. Her chest is decorated with beautiful cotton vintage lace. On the bottom, Grumpy Cat is a hand-sewn and hand embroidered brooch. Made with vintage, thick felt, it is a great quality material from Russian Soviet Marine’s overcoats. Does everyone see the resemblance to Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, the Internet “catlebrity” known for her disgruntled facial expression?

Wassupbrothers GiveawayMeet Crupitsik owl, as small as a tomato, Prince Gustav little owl, the photographer, and their little bunny companipons!
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Not just for nurseries, Olga’s products fit perfectly in a kitchen or on cabinets in your living room and office. The animals are truly little sculptures! Olga is an artist whose medium is fabric.

Wassupbrothers GiveawayCarrot soft sculptures in a bunch. Carrots tops are made from tea-dyed vintage cotton lace and synthetic lace. Mr. Bat Henry Forrester,  is made of faux fur in natural and warm earthy tones. His wings and ears are layered with the teadyed lace.

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Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a Senior Strategist at Brooklyn United, a digital agency for bold brands. In her spare time, Keren can usually be found taking photos of old doors, visiting museum, soaking in Epsom salts, admiring copper pots, reading dystopian science fiction or sneaking a slice of lemon into her drinks. Her motto is, “A morning without coffee is sleep.” She lives in a brownstone with her cat, Cagney, husband, Michael, and son, Josiah, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

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  1. The Louis Forester Owl is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I can totally see my future kids having toys like these! great work!

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  2. My fave animal is the cat and my fave product is the grumpy cat brooch….too cool.

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  3. Honestly, the Ella Owls are definitely among my favorites though another little critter just won over my heart too – the Mokko Manolo Owl!

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  4. I adore welsh corgis and owls. Shame there aren’t any corgis or I would get that in a heartbeat. My favorite product is definitely the Monty Fahrenheit Snowy Owl.

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  5. Great, i love Olga’s owls, Annett is my favorite 🙂

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  6. Oh, I am a new follower of Wassupbrother and so happy to find her. Always makes me smile seeing her post. My very favorite is Henry Deer with embroidery face I think he is just so beautiful.

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  7. I adore her shop! I’m currently in love with the Snowy Owl and her hedgehogs 🙂

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  9. Unicorn Cornelius with the hand embroidered flowered face . Soft art toy by Wassupbrothers is the most adorable!

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  10. Mr Bat Henry Forrester is soooo wonderful, indeed! Owls are real masterpieces as well!

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  11. I like so many, it is hard to choose just one. But I think I am in love with Damien the hedgehog; he has the sweetest, kindest face.

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  12. i like george the turtle he’s adorable and i like how you can take off his shell

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  13. I have admired Olga’s work for some time now. Looking around her etsy shop always makes me smile. Recently we have communicated via the internet and I now know that Olga is just as wonderful a person as the creations she makes. I do love all her birds and her most recent turtle designs is simply adorable with that little shell that comes on and off.

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  14. Poline the Bunny is so sweet! I can imagine how soft she is 🙂
    All of these toys are very adorable…

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  15. These are gorgeous! Thanks for sending me the link, loving this giveaway. It’s so different to the things you usually see xx

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  16. I love Bubu the Bunny… just starting to get the baby nursery done.. how cute theses would look

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  17. Everything she makes is amazing!! I gave one of her owls (Leonor I think) to a friend for a baby shower gift. But these days I’m digging her turtles and elephants! They are soo adorable!!

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