Create Your Own Critter


Learn about us and what we do best.


About us


Create Your Own Critter was founded in 2008 by Annie of Chicago, IL. She drew inspiration from her 9 (yes 9) nieces and nephews and her love of all things crafty! Take a look at some of our milestones to the right - we're very proud to be in business and hope to be even more successful in the years to come! You can read more about the owner/founder here and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at



We use some of the brightest and fuzziest materials around. The only thing that beats a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy, is a super fuzzy brightly colored one!



When you order from Create Your Own Critter, you get a doll made by the best of the best! We know how to make your Critter look just like the pictures you send in. We go the extra mile to meet all of your needs, making sure that you are kept current on the progress of your doll and that every detail is captured.



Our handmade plush dolls are a lot bigger than you can find elsewhere. Our custom toys are between 20 and 25 inches tall or wide. Our large size lets us capture more details and create more realistic features for your Critter.


How big will the Critter be?
Each Critter is different, but most end up being about 20-25 inches either tall or wide, depending upon the drawing.

How long until I get my Critter?
Between two and three weeks after we have received the drawings.

What if I'm not happy with my Critter?
Due to the nature of the product (one-of-a-kind) we are unable to offer refunds, but we haven't had any complaints yet!

What if I already have a drawing? Can I just send that in?
We usually require 2 drawings, but we would be happy to work with you to make your Critter, the drawing will just need to be pre-approved - just send it to!

Can you make anything?
We are unable to accept copies of already existing toys, characters, or brands. We'll make anything based on a child's drawing unless it is indistinguishable, which is why we require 2 drawings. If you have a picture, that will also need to be pre-approved.

Can you incorporate a blanket, charm, or piece of fabric that I already have?
We would love to! You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the item to us - this is also subject to pre-approval.

How am I supposed to clean my handmade plush doll?
We recommend spot cleaning with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.

Our History

It's alive!! It's ALIVE!!!
Our first International orders begin!
Our 100th Critter was sold
Our 250th Critter was sold! Yee-Haw!
Still going strong! (Thanks!)


"I would highly recommend this to family and friends, in fact, I am currently attempting to spread the word whenever I have the time. The recipient of the JujuBubbleGator simply loved it, plain and simple. There is no greateer gift to give than that of a one of a kind, custom made plush! If you haven't ordered one yet, you and your loved ones are missing out." - Frank, CA

"Thanks the girls were VERY happy with their Critters. They really exceeded expectations!" - Suzanne, CT

"My husband and I received a completed stuffed animal as a Christmas present from our niece and nephew. We were delighted with it, and the children were so proud and happy. Everyone was surprised at how large Migl was! This will become part of our family history." - Ellen, CA

"Well thanks a lot Create Your Own Critter, my son is now obsessed. Robot Rita has not left his arms. The good news is, I am now his favorite person for getting it for him (next to Rita of course). :) But really, what a wonderful idea! He really loves it, thanks again!" - Genevieve, IL

"I just wanted to say that the stuffed animals came out great! You did an awesome job on them and my friends are going to be happy when they see them!!" - Angie, NC