Plush Angry Ice Cream and Faux Taxidermy by Lana Crooks
Plushinator Lana Crooks has the ultimate companion pieces for all those plastic Ice Scream Men you’ve been collecting: Double scoop, extra angry iScream cones (soft serve, naturally). Four flavors of the hand-sewn 13” x 8″ x 6″ iScreams are currently available: Atomic Mint, Rainbow Sherbet, Radioactive Raspberry and Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl. I was powerless against the green edition. (It matches last year’s Lana Crooks x Andrew Bell plush green grumpy bean!)
There’s another reason to pick up some plush. While the iScreams may be soft serve, Crooks isn’t being self-serving: On September 23rd, Lana is taking part in the Run for Their Lives 8K charity fundraiser for PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter. (Her kitty, Tanuki, is a PAWS pet, and she did the race last year too.) In addition to doing the actual legwork of running, Lana hopes to make a separate cash donation through sales from her etsy shop.
Lana is one of a handful of artists elevating soft sculpture to the next level. Her etsy shop is now stocked with all manner of cute (yet angry) creations and slightly sinister vegetarian-friendly faux taxidermy.
To sweeten the pot, she’s offering a 20% discount off all work with coupon code PAWS20. If you use the code, Lana will donate 20% to PAWS. If you can afford to not use the discount, she’ll donate the full 40% in your name to all those adorable, giant-eyed kittens that need our help. Collect and be charitable at the same time!