A cool find on Instagram, The White Pinwheel, works with yarn to make crocheted and knitted stuffed toys that have a piece of our heart.
Neeta and Namrata (from Arunachal Pradesh) started Arugurumi, the Japanese art of knitting, as a hobby but people like us set their eyes on these delish things and wanted a piece.
When nobody stopped at one knitted sushi platter, the sisters decided to turn their hobby into a small business – today, they’re shipping these cuties all over the country.
We’re suckers for handmade stuff and nothing gets more intimate than a special something that’s knitted just for you. Squishy plushies of all kinds and mug warmers with little bows…Omg!
We’re stoked that they’re open to customising gifts based on what bae/mum/doggie/upset bestie likes too (knitted pizza? yes? yes?)
The sisters work on individual orders with patience and love so leave a minimum 7-day buffer between placing your order and expecting the delivery.
The prices, we’re told depend on the complexity of the product and the size of the order, but to give you an idea, they are priced starting INR 100 for the smaller products like keychains to INR 1500 for the customised figures.
Our nani-dadis ace the knitting game and we’re going to introduce them to arugurumi when we visit them next. For now, we’re ordering replica dolls for our family instead of a boring old family photo. Keepsakes forever.