Welcome to the World of Shlii!
Shlii came into existence from an artist's dream of creating unique, cute character designs that bring joy to others. Jackie Ashley of Norfolk, VA taught herself how to sew around 2008 and soon discovered her passion: designing and sewing plush toys. It was something completely different from the traditional arts and graphic design job that she started out with, so it took great determination and a bit of bravery to start making and selling plush toys full time in 2010. She still puts her traditional and digital design skills to good use with her art prints, enamel pin and keychain designs. The journey of being a full time artist has not been an easy one, but the loving support from her fans and customers makes it all worth it.
The Kawaii Cottage is a collaboration between two Norfolk artists- Jackie Ashley (Shlii Kawaii Toys) and Yvonne Frederick (Star Whisp Illustrations). It is located at Booth F13 inside the Painted Tree Boutiques of Virginia Beach.
2022 April Shop Release
UPDATE: Sewing in progress!!
Each doll is handmade, and dolls will be made and shipped in chronological order. You will receive an email notification upon shipment. Preorders will begin shipping mid-May, but please follow my Patreon, blog and/or Instagram for shop updates :)
Launch date: Saturday, April 16th at noon(EST)
(Listings won't show in the shop until the launch date.)
Due to ongoing domestic and international shipping delays, I cannot guarantee an arrival date for your package and neither can USPS. Please keep this in mind when you place an order with me. I am a small business of One with no employees (besides my two very good dog employees, Baron and Pablo), and I do my best to handle customer service, advertising, art production, sewing, packaging, and mailing out your orders as quickly as possible. I know the USPS is doing their best, too.
Thank you so much for your support, understanding, and patience! <3
Baby Ribbit Plushie Kickstarter!
Baby Ribbit is FULLY FUNDED!!! The project finished on November 29, 2021. Please view the Kickstarter page Updates for up-to-date news on Baby Ribbit plushie production and Reward fulfillment.
We appreciate every single one of you who backed this project and/or shared it! Thank you for believing in this little potato frog!!