A Few of My Favorite (Kid) Things, a Giveaway AND a Reader Discount!: Flaky Friends-“Quirky Plushies with some Serious Baggage”

Stuffed animals. We have so many, as do most kids that I know. Until recently, Nadia never really played with them, and Isaac, while I know he’s still young, hasn’t really shown much interest in playing with them, either. We’ve gotten dozens of stuffed animals over the last three years, and with the exception of one or two stuffed dogs, most of them just sit around in bins, collecting dust. That is, until Nadia met her Flaky Friends.

Sarah Flake is a mother of two with a quirky and fun sense of humor. She creates her Flaky Friends straight out of her own imagination and without a pattern. Each Flaky Friend is one of a kind and has a little story to go along with it. Nadia has played with her two new friends pretty much nonstop. They really seem to appeal to her with their with their uniqueness. She has a bazillion dogs, bears and bunny rabbits, but only one shiny vinyl octopus, and only one cute little friend that she can build beaver dams out of straws for. They go everywhere with her and each has a special spot in bed with Nadia at night.

Sarah has many animals ready to go home with you, and is also willing to make custom animals as well. Nadia and I have our eyes on a camel named Bogart and Lester the giraffe and I also discovered the cutest Bassett Hound on her website today as well. All of Sarah’s creations are “approved” by her two daughters. If they don’t like what she comes up with, she keeps working. I hope that you appreciate Sarah’s quirky sense of humor as much as I do. You can check out her creations at her Flaky Friends Etsy shop, or at her Flaky Town website. These will definitely not be our last Flaky Friends!

Sarah has very generously offered all Kid Buy Products readers a 20% discount on their total order. All you have to do is enter the phrase “Kid Buy Products” in the notes to seller section upon checkout at her Flaky Friends Etsy shop. Then simply wait for Sarah to send you a revised invoice before making your payment.

Want to win a $35 gift certificate to take home a Flaky Friend of your own? Visit Sarah’s Flaky Friends Shop on Etsy and take a look at her menagerie. Choose the animal that you think your child would most enjoy playing with and tell us why. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, August 31st. Please only one entry per household and you must be 18 or older to win. We will choose one winner using random.org. Feel free to leave your email so that we can contact you when you win, but also know that we will be submitting winner info to Prizey Winners. The winner will receive a gift certificate worth $35 to Sarah’s Etsy shop. Thanks for reading and good luck!
Posted by Crystal at 2:55 PM
Labels: Discounts/Shopping Tips, Giveaways, Toys and Games

underthevirgomoon said…
Well, I can’t speak for my kids because they are in bed, but I can tell you what I’d like to play with!

I LOVE the camel (I collect them since I’m a bellydancer) and the basset hound is too darn cute. We are short dog family. Buck is our 4th basset and my girls, just this evening, wanted me to take home the basset puppy from the pet store.

Sigh, if Only………..

August 14, 2008 11:51 PM
Kritta22 said…
I love them all, seriously..I could find a place for all of them in my house!! But I especially like the hippo..I think he needs the most love with his huge nose. My son feel in love with the hippos at the zoo we went to last month! I would love to have something to remember it by!

August 15, 2008 2:57 AM
EG said…
I love Greg or Sven! My son loves soft stuffed animals.

August 15, 2008 8:54 AM
Lindsey said…
I think my daughter would like a Lester the Giraffe – so cute! Because of the shape, and the patterns. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!

August 15, 2008 9:04 AM
Kristie said…
I really like Greg the Shaggy Sheep-too cute!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

August 15, 2008 9:22 AM
Kimberly said…
They are all so cute but if. I love the Lilac Elephant and the little mouse, but if we won I’d get Kitty McPhee. Why? Because we have four cats and a dog. We love cats and dogs and my kids would go ga-ga over this.

Thank you for a fun giveaway!

August 15, 2008 9:24 AM
Seeryus Mama said…
Forget what my child would most enjoy…I love the Shameless Cow. OMG, I laugh everytime I think of the description! Look at those teats! LMAO!!

Flaky friends are so bloody cute!


August 15, 2008 9:35 AM
Denise said…
My daughter would love Morty the Lion, Greg the Shaggy Sheep, or the Bassett Hound, because they say “arrr”, “baa”, and “woof” of course!

August 15, 2008 9:41 AM
EJW said…
My favorite kids’ book is Hippos Go Berserk so I’d pick the hippo, for sure.

August 15, 2008 9:47 AM
graham’s mom said…
I can’t decide between Roger the Elephant and Greg the Shaggy Sheep! But I think I would have to go with Greg – my dad loves sheep and is sharing that with our son!

August 15, 2008 10:02 AM
Wehaf said…
I like the slightly dazed tiger. I think it is perfect because she is a tiger, but not intimidating!

urchiken at gmail dot com

August 15, 2008 10:11 AM
CanCan said…
I think my sons would love an out-of-shell turtle. My older son has a song he made up about “booties” and I can imagine him singing it about the turtle’s booty. Yeah we are weird. He is only 3 1/2 though so it’s okay for now.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

August 15, 2008 10:17 AM
gkstratos said…
My daughter loves pigs and her favorite color is pink so we’d pick Whimsy the Pig.

August 15, 2008 10:48 AM
jenny said…
oh wow how cute every thing is i love to try and win this thanks

August 15, 2008 10:50 AM
Jenn S. said…
My daughter would really enjoy Lester the Giraffe. Girffes are her favorite animal, and she has quite a collection of giraffe figures.

August 15, 2008 11:05 AM
Centsible Mommy said…
Wow what cute critters. They have such character. I cracked up laughing at a few of them.

I woul dhave to my kids would probably like the basset hound since we have a basset hound named Belle.


August 15, 2008 11:17 AM
Jennifer said…
All of the creations are super cute, but if I won I’d choose Seth the elephant for our little guy. His crinkly ears and bells are sure to make a little one smile.

August 15, 2008 11:20 AM
mama k said…
Vintage Girl Scout Turtle! So much texture and my DS loves turtles.

mamaknj at msn dot com

August 15, 2008 11:40 AM
Faith said…
Jack would love the Green Alien from the Planet Flaz. There’s a lot of them that he would love. In fact, so would I!

August 15, 2008 12:02 PM
PS said…
I looked through all the pages, and little Greg the Shaggy Sheep Stuffed Animal Softie caught my eye on the first page and I just couldn’t forget about how cute he was!

August 15, 2008 12:04 PM
Channah said…
I love Tofu Thompson! So cute

August 15, 2008 12:19 PM
vmkids said…
I love the camel

August 15, 2008 12:20 PM
missdenise said…
My son would love Gerty the Good Natured Hippo. He loves stuffed animals that are huggable and Gerty looks so huggable.


August 15, 2008 12:40 PM
America said…
I love it! I am going to see if she can make a Super Max! Oh yeh, don’t enter me 🙂 just wanted to comment!

August 15, 2008 12:48 PM
Sandy said…
the bassett hound becuase they love dogs

August 15, 2008 12:55 PM
Blessings Abound said…
They’d all go crazy for the shaggy sheep, lol. What cute, creative critters! Thanks!


August 15, 2008 1:26 PM
Paige said…
Lester the giraffe is darling!

August 15, 2008 1:39 PM
Cool Crafty Mom said…
Either Gerty the good natured hippo or the shaggy sheep.

August 15, 2008 2:05 PM
Erin said…
Although very hard to choose, I’m really feeling Tabbatha the Lilac Elephant. I think those eyes are adorable!

August 15, 2008 2:44 PM
Maja said…
Lester the Giraffe is great for my son. He loves giraffes and he would really be happy if I won. He’s seen one last year in a zoo and was amazed how tall they are.

August 15, 2008 2:45 PM
MageMorgana said…
My grandson has his eye on Greg The Shaggy Sheep…he says it looks soft enough for snuggling with in bed 😉


August 15, 2008 2:48 PM
oona said…
My daughter is in love with penguins right now and I know she’d like to cuddle Sven the Blue Penguin in her bed with all her other stuffed animals! Love handmade! Thanks!

August 15, 2008 3:41 PM
Ellie said…
I love Greg the Shaggy Sheep!

August 15, 2008 4:24 PM
mverno said…
whimsey the pig love pigs

August 15, 2008 4:32 PM
Hayley said…
My daughter would love “Greg the Shaggy Sheep.” Thanks so much!

oreo89[at] gmail [dot] com

August 15, 2008 4:52 PM
Sonya said…
I think Gracie would love Greg the shaggy sheep.

August 15, 2008 4:52 PM
Hil’Lesha said…
Sven the Blue Penguin – he loves stuffed animals.

August 15, 2008 6:23 PM
agordon10 said…
the Bassett Hound because my kids love dogs

August 15, 2008 6:34 PM
kygirl said…
Vintage Girl Scout Patch Turtle Stuffed Animal Plushie Softie they kids love turtles.

August 15, 2008 6:39 PM
layla said…
I think my son or daughter would like the Shaggy Sheep Dog Stuffed Animal Softie. He is so cute/pitiful. He sort of looks like our dog except our dog is very old and ill tempered.

August 15, 2008 7:05 PM
Mrs. Csirke said…
barbara the pink beaver! My niece loves pink–she would adore this cutie 🙂

August 15, 2008 7:21 PM
Meg said…
I would say my daughter would like the Whimsy Pig Softie. I love that it’s made of our kitchy seersucker. Thanks!
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

August 15, 2008 7:40 PM
peg42 said…
These are really neat. My daughter would love Barbara the Pink Beaver Stuffed Animal Plushie. She just loves the color pink and this one just looks so adorable.
Thanks for offering this giveaway.

August 15, 2008 7:51 PM
Genevieve P said…
So hard to choose! I think my favorite is Greg the shaggy sheep–my youngest loves lambs–she calls them “baaa”. But I also love Roger the Elephant and the Plushie Blue Pony.

August 15, 2008 8:08 PM
Stacy said…
I really think my son would like Seth the Unfortunate Elephant.

August 15, 2008 9:35 PM
Heather said…
My daughter would love to have Sven the Blue Penguin. His little bells would keep her interested for hours. Plus, who could pass up a cute little penguin. (foresterhd@gmail.com)

August 15, 2008 9:57 PM
chromiumman said…
love Greg the Shaggy Sheep

August 15, 2008 11:58 PM
nancy said…
They’re all adorable but the rainbow elephant is my favourite – my daughter would love all the colours

August 16, 2008 8:05 AM
Naomi said…
I love the basset hound and the blue unicorn!

August 16, 2008 9:05 AM
sweetsue said…
My grandaughter loves elephants-I know she would love the adorable Rainbow Stripe Elephant-I certainly love it!

August 16, 2008 9:11 AM
Patricia said…
My granddaughter loves ponies, so it would have to be the Plushie Blue Pony or the Unicorn. She carries her favorites where ever she goes, and she would tote either one of these everywhere.

August 16, 2008 11:38 AM
Anna said…
I think my little boy would like the tiger, he is very partial to kitties! Thanks!

August 16, 2008 12:00 PM
AmandaSue said…
I love the rainbow stripe elephant, my daughter loves going to the zoo and her favorite animal is the elephant, and we both love very colourful things so I think she’d enjoy it! And its so unique!

August 16, 2008 12:20 PM
janetfaye said…
I love the Tabbatha the Lilac Elephant Stuffed Animal and I think my grandson would too because he loves books about Elephants.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

August 16, 2008 12:58 PM
AmentsChick said…
My little Mia (2 years old) would *LOVE* the octopus. For some strange reason that’s her favorite animal! She’s obsessed with them…even wants to BE one for Halloween! LOL!!


August 16, 2008 2:17 PM
M.A. said…
Lester the Giraffe wants to live with my granddaughter.

August 16, 2008 3:26 PM
misty said…
My daughter loves dogs, so she would like the Basset Hound, or Lizzie the Bug-Eyed Cutie Rainbow Elephant Stuffed Animal because it is too cute. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

August 16, 2008 4:28 PM
~Kathrine~ said…
the bassett hound because we have two hounds dogs!!! how cute!

August 16, 2008 4:39 PM
sphinx63 said…
I think my daughter would like Lester the Giraffe best, because she collects giraffes. It is her favorite animal! Thanks!

August 16, 2008 6:31 PM
llinda29 said…
my granddaughter would like a Lester the Giraffe

August 16, 2008 6:39 PM
cupiedollie said…
They are so cute in a pitiful way but my favorite has to be Tabbatha the Lilac Elephant Stuffed Animal.

August 16, 2008 6:40 PM
windycindy said…
Hi, This is such a fun contest! “Greg
the Shaggy Sheep” would be a hit in our home. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

August 16, 2008 11:33 PM
MMrussianadoption said…
Lester the Giraffe. Definitely. I love her little biographies for each animal

August 17, 2008 7:07 AM
M’s Mommy said…
Gerty the Good Natured Hippo is my pick. My daughter loves noses, and Gerty has a great one!

August 17, 2008 7:40 AM
Kristy said…
My daughter would the neat color of the Blue Unicorn. So cute!

August 17, 2008 8:50 AM
cdmtx said…
Oh they are so cute and funny looking , you just have to smile when you look at them 🙂 My Daughter would love the Baaab Robertson, it looks so fluffy and cute .

thanks so much ,great giveaway 🙂

August 17, 2008 9:08 AM
micaela6955 said…
It was a tough choice for my 6 yr old, but she finally decided on the purple Pegasus plushie. Thanks for having the giveaway!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

August 17, 2008 9:25 AM
ignoramoose said…
My kid would probably like the unicorn or the purple pegasus….but I would like the monster corsage! That thing rules!

ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

August 17, 2008 11:26 AM
mogrill said…
I love Lester the Giraffe! So cute.

August 17, 2008 2:38 PM
judybrittle said…
I love the Basset hound and I know one of my grandchildren would give him a good home. He so looks like he needs a lot of love. That is if I’m willing to share him.

August 17, 2008 6:02 PM
yyeres said…
would like the Slightly Dazed Tiger Stuffed Animal the best. nice bright color and love tigers. thanks for the giveaway

August 17, 2008 8:32 PM
Mary512 said…
My daughter would like the Kitty McPhee Stuffed Animal Softie Yellow. She loves cats! Great giveaway, thanks.

August 18, 2008 12:20 AM
Jessilyn82 said…
Sven the Blue Penguin is so cute!

August 18, 2008 12:39 AM
Kari said…
Kitty McPhee Stuffed Animal Softie Yellow is definitely my fave! So ugly she’s adorable!!

August 18, 2008 9:36 AM
dcala said…
I bet my daughter would like the Kitty McPhee Stuffed Animal the best. She loves cats.

August 18, 2008 9:43 AM
TheAngelForever said…
My son would love Lester the Giraffe or Morty the Lion because those are his favorite animals. So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

August 18, 2008 2:30 PM
Shelly said…
My daughter is into elephants right now and I think she would like Lizzie the Bug-Eyed Cutie Rainbow Elephant Stuffed Animal

August 18, 2008 2:49 PM
miriama said…
Gerty because my daughter said so. LOL Seriously, she fell in love with Gerty. How cute!

August 18, 2008 6:29 PM
siddons69 said…
i love the bassett hound. my daughter love stuffed puppies

August 18, 2008 9:13 PM
coriwestphal said…
I love Greg the Shaggy Sheep! My daughter is addicted to lambies and this would be a really cute addition. Thanks for the great contest!

August 18, 2008 10:02 PM
Abby said…
Oh my daughter would have to have that stiped elephant with the bulging eyes!


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August 19, 2008 1:21 AM
Jessica said…
Count me in! I LOVE her animals. I am just going to HAVE to buy that Giraffe for my song for sure!

August 19, 2008 2:12 AM
ecky said…
morty the lion is great!
elkesten at yahoo dot com

August 19, 2008 9:50 AM
littlelatina said…
Tint Troy is my favorite

August 20, 2008 11:03 AM
bison61 said…
I like Roger the elephant

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

August 20, 2008 11:40 AM
madangle said…
The sheep, it looks so fun to cuddle

August 20, 2008 6:03 PM
Lori said…
I love love love the Patriotic Turtle Stuffed Animal Plushie 🙂 Being a military family, it’d be cute as well!

August 22, 2008 9:56 AM
Leigh said…
I think that Roger the Elephant is my favorite…but it’s so hard to tell!

The Purple Pegasus and the Basset Hound are also too cute!

August 22, 2008 9:59 PM
noreen said…
Purple Pegasus Stuffed Animal Softie as my girls love horses, unicorns and pegasases

August 24, 2008 1:38 AM
cdrury said…
have to be Greg The Shaggy Sheep for my grandson – he adores it!!!

August 24, 2008 1:26 PM
Kathleen said…
My daughter would love Kitty McPhee! She already has a small zoo of … kitties with issues, shall we say? And McPhee would fit in perf– er, I mean purrfectly.

August 25, 2008 1:01 AM
vboackle said…
the shaggy sheep would make my grandson giggle.

August 25, 2008 5:24 PM
klp1965 said…
my son would love lester the giraffe he just loves them so much

August 25, 2008 5:41 PM
VIVI7729 said…
My daughter would LOVE the Shaggy Sheep Dog Stuffed Animal Softie because is a dog lover!!

August 25, 2008 10:39 PM
~JEWEL~ said…
Oh that darling camel would be a hit. It is cute and goofy. Bright and cheerful. I talk about my time I spent in Africa a lot and the ime I rode a camel so my grandkids could relate!

August 25, 2008 11:59 PM
Whimsical Creations said…
My daughter would love lester the giraffe. She loves giraffes! So do I.
=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

August 26, 2008 4:13 PM
Michelle Maxwell Nebel said…
Well, my son is OBSESSED with penguins… ask him where they’re from and he will do the American Sign Language for penguin (which is palms flat toward the floor at your sides, then a waddle/wobble of your body — VERY cute to see a 2 year old doing, by the way) and hollers, “THE PO-LAH WE-GINS!” So we really, really need to bring Sven the Blue Penguin home with us. 🙂

August 27, 2008 7:12 PM
susies said…
Greg the Shaggy Sheep is soo cute! There a lot of cuties on the site! This Sheep looks like such a huggable creature! Please count me in on such a great contest! susies@alltel.net

August 27, 2008 8:46 PM
Ginny said…
My favorite is one of the turtles, but my daughter would love the Purple Pegasus Stuffed Animal Softie

August 28, 2008 5:42 PM
Cjnedrow said…
Greg the Shaggy Sheep – just because he looks so adorable!!

August 28, 2008 6:12 PM
Karen said…
Probably Lester the Giraffe.

August 28, 2008 7:04 PM
kaylee8 said…
Suzie the Porker the Jolly Pig because she is so round and cute and hugable and could be played with like a ball as well!

August 28, 2008 8:18 PM
stacie marie said…
My daughter would love playing with Gerty the Good Natured Hippo Plush Stuffed Animal. She is just now starting to grab ahold of things and Gery’s has plenty of nose to grasp!

August 28, 2008 9:32 PM
paula h said…
My son would love the Basset Hound because he’s crazy about dogs

August 28, 2008 10:02 PM
wigget said…
my boys would most like the Basset Hound Stuffed Animal Plushie Toy because it would remind them of grandma’s dog

August 29, 2008 2:37 PM
jennem said…
Definitely Flower Turtle Stuffed Animal Plushie Softie. My daughter is in a pink flowery phase–like most 4-year-olds.

August 29, 2008 2:47 PM
blueviolet said…
The kids would love Sven the penguin because they’ve always been partial to penguins!

August 29, 2008 6:04 PM
Molly C. said…
I think my kids would get a kick out of Gerty the Good Natured Hippo Plush Stuffed Animal, because he is such a cutie!

August 30, 2008 2:42 AM
bison61 said…
we like Roger the elephant

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August 30, 2008 5:45 PM
Xenia S said…
My 2-year-old daughter would have a ball with Roger the Elephant. She loves elephants and likes to swing her arm from her nose and pretend she has a trunk.

Thanks for the giveaway!

August 30, 2008 7:01 PM
Ms. Sarah said…
Little one would love the blue and purple elephant, because DH and I always say “An elephant never forgets” to mean I love you and we do a little elephant trunk with our arm. lol

August 30, 2008 8:42 PM
Storm said…
We would love the blue penguin named Sven – we love penguins! 🙂

August 31, 2008 12:18 AM
Rebecca said…
My daughter loves Flower Turtle Stuffed Animal Plushie Softie she has been obsessed with turtles lately.

August 31, 2008 12:31 AM
Jessica said…
This is Jessica again. I forgot to leave my email. Just in case I won. 🙂

ryan22ky [at] hotmail.com

I originally said I wanted Lester, but I already went ahead and bought him, so now I’m saying Bogart the camel. 🙂

August 31, 2008 12:44 AM
pitaharmon said…
My daughter loves lambs/sheep so I say Greg the shabby sheep. These animals are fantastic and I wish I had talent to do something like that.

August 31, 2008 8:06 AM
dhunt said…
Forget what my child would most enjoy…I love the Shameless Cow.

August 31, 2008 10:52 AM
purango said…
My granddaughter would love Barbara the Pink Beaver because pink is her favorite color. garrettsambo@aol.com

August 31, 2008 11:26 AM
ssmina said…
the doggy, he loves pretending it licks you and he barks and pets it

August 31, 2008 12:08 PM
ceimusic said…
We must have the octopus!!!

August 31, 2008 10:27 PM
Suzie G. said…
I love these!! I had to add her as a favorite before because I’m planning on buying one for my daughter soon. I think she’d most enjoy the turtle because she could put it in the shell and take him out. Very cute stuff!!

August 31, 2008 10:53 PM
donna444444 said…
My daughter would like the Blue Unicorn Stuffed Animal Softie because she likes unicorns

August 31, 2008 11:12 PM
masonsgranny59 said…

August 31, 2008 11:33 PM
Rockin’ Mama said…
My son LOVES dogs so he would enjoy playing with the Basset Hound