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Hi! Our toys believe that Love, like hugs and snacks, is best when shared. They can't wait to meet you and your loved ones. <3

Hi!  Thank you for stopping by!  We're a small toy company started by four friends who are on a mission to share our toys with you.  We believe that Love, like hugs and snacks, is best when shared.  This is our story and why we're on Kickstarter.

Our Love and Dumpling toys!
Our Love and Dumpling toys!

It all started when In-Hae came over to Bonnie's house one dark and stormy night.  She came over for a dinner of homemade dumplings because Bonnie was finally able to make some.  Bonnie had promised to make lots of dumplings to thank In-Hae for helping her make all sorts of stuff for her wedding.  After going into food coma, In-Hae showed Bonnie a picture of the stuffed dinosaur toys she made for her boyfriend.

Bonnie didn't know In-Hae was showing her the photos only for her to see what she had made.  Bonnie thought In-Hae was showing her the photos to ask her if this would be something she'd buy.  Bonnie said "Yes!  I'll take them!" and In-Hae had to gently let Bonnie know that they weren't for sale.  Bonnie was sad...but determined.

Long story short, all of our toys are ready to go to new homes!

We love monkeying around!
We love monkeying around!

Our toys are sold in sets of two because you get to keep one for yourself (yay!!!) and you give the other one to someone you love.  Every toy features a very noticeable red stitch that represents Love.  There's a very old legend that says a red thread links two people together.  We believe every person is a tapestry of these red threads and that's why we sell our toys in sets of 2 and up.  :)

However, for the purpose of Kickstarter, a "set" will consist of 2 toys.  For example, a set of Love and Dumplings = 1 Love (heart shape) toy and 1 Dumpling (dumpling shape), a set of small Monkey toys = 1 small girl Monkey and 1 small boy Monkey.

This is one of our small Monkeys and he'd like to meet you!
This is one of our small Monkeys and he'd like to meet you!

Our dream is to sell our toys on Etsy and in various conventions all over the country!  But that's not all!  We believe in giving back so we'll be donating a portion of every sale from Etsy and conventions to a charitable organization that we hold near and dear to our hearts.  

But first things first.  We really Really REALLY want to be a part of this convention and hope you can help us!

We love hanging out with you!  Do you have snacks?  ^_^
We love hanging out with you! Do you have snacks? ^_^

All of our toys are designed by us and are all original.  We make them all by hand.  We hand finish all the details, stuff them all by hand, stitch by hand and use a sewing machine to help speed up the process.

Our toys are huggable and squishable, perfect for hugging and napping!
Our toys are huggable and squishable, perfect for hugging and napping!

We're on Kickstarter because we need the money to produce some toys to sell at an upcoming convention in Los Angeles.  All of our toy designs have been finalized and are ready to be made!

Here's why we need your help and how it all breaks down :

  • quality serger machine to help us make our stitches stronger and will also help speed up the process of making our toys.
  • supplies (fabric, eco-friendly felt, polyfill stuffing, needles and thread)
  • a super awesome website to promote our cute toys
  • convention and legal fees (application fees, space rental, table rental, temporary seller's permit, parking).

Please take a look over to the right for the great rewards you'll be getting when you support us.  

Please note : When the reward says "set", each set is made of two toys.  So, for example, a Small Monkey Set means you get BOTH monkeys designs!

Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!

These are the toys you will be getting.  The Dumpling (dumpling shaped toy) and Love (heart shape toy) shown is what you'll be getting in the Love and Dumpling toy set.  The dinosaurs shown are the large Dinosaurs.  The Foxes shown are the medium Foxes.  The two sizes of Monkeys shown are the small and the medium sizes.  

Because these are hand made, fabric and trim details may be subject to availability.  

This is what our tote bags would look like!
This is what our tote bags would look like!

Thank you so much!!!

<3,

Bonnie, In-Hae, Margaret and Tak.

.:: REWARD UPDATE! ::.

We've updated our rewards!  As an incentive to Team Love & Dumplings, Bonnie told them she'll take them out for an All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ dinner with some KARAOKE after as a reward for being fully funded!

But why limit the fun to just us?  That's why we're extending it out to you, our backers!  Please note that the reward is limited to just you, the backer, and you must either be in the Los Angeles area or make your own arrangements to be in the Los Angeles area.  

Please see reward level $750, $2000, $3500 and $6000.

Thank you!!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest challenge we'll face is getting everything made in a timely manner. While we'd love to promise getting your rewards to you in time for Christmas, we don't want to make promises we can't keep. We'll do our best but since we make all our toys by hand sewing and our one, old sewing machine, a more realistic shipping date is in January.

We have the designs translated into patterns already. The first hurdle will be cutting out all the patterns that go into making each toy. The next hurdle will be sewing, stuffing and stitching them all together.

Our battle plan is to work on making and finishing each toy as the pledges come in. All 4 of us are prepared to sew, stuff and stitch as fast as we can to make this happen because we are so grateful for all the support.

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    THANK YOU!!! - A big, hearty Thank You on our donor page! We genuinely appreciate every pledge. It makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside which leads to us doing the Victory Dance.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK - Two PDF files of our original artwork for your personal and non-commercial enjoyment sent straight to your email inbox and a huge Thank You on our page! Put it up as your desktop image! Print it out and let your kids, little nieces and nephews (or yourself) color in all the spaces!

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    COTTON TOTE BAG - Want to save the environment one grocery trip at a time? Or maybe you know a hardworking nurse who might enjoy a new bag to take to work? Our super cute bags are made from cotton so it's easier on the planet AND it features our super cute design! Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page!

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    LOVE + DUMPLING TOY SET - Get your very own set of Love and Dumpling toys! These two cuties are made from all new materials (Eco-Felt, polyester stuffing and, of course, red thread). Will you keep them both for yourself or give one to a loved one? Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page!

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    SMALL MONKEY SET - Our set of small monkeys measure approximately 3"x7.5" and are waiting to monkey around with you. Soft and squishy, they're a good size to take with you anywhere you go as they come with their own securement device. Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page!

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    MEDIUM FOX SET - Foxes are full of fun and love to play! Measuring 14"x11", they're the perfect size to hug and even to sleep on when you're on a long car ride. They love nap time. Trust us. Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page!

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    LARGE DINOSAUR SET - Some of the largest and most fearsome creatures on earth were the dinosaurs...but ours are cute and cuddly! Although they might be large and in charge at 16x13 inches, their most frightening characteristic is their fondness for your snacks. Always ready to play, they also promise to guard all your whispered secrets. Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page!

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    LOTS OF LOVE PACKAGE - What's this? A package, you say? We sure did! This reward features 1 tote bag, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, 1 set of small Monkey toys, 1 set of medium Fox toys and 1 set of large Dinosaur toys! Plus, two PDF files and a huge Thank You on our page! This is a value of over $290!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF MEDIUM MONKEYS - This set of medium Monkeys get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF MEDIUM FOXES - This set of Medium Foxes get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF MEDIUM DINOSAURS - This set of Medium Dinosaurs get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF LARGE DINOSAURS - This set of large Dinosaurs get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF LARGE FOXES - This set of large Foxes get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SPECIAL EDITION SET OF LARGE MONKEYS - This set of large Monkeys get the special treatment. The all new fabrics used are upgraded and luxurious. You'll also be scoring TWO SPECIAL EDITION cotton totes, 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, two PDF files of our original artwork, a big, hearty THANK YOU on our donor page AND behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    MEET AND GREET! This reward will not only score you a delightful set of small Monkeys who are fun sized and ready for adventure and a tote bag BUT ALSO dinner with us! You must either already be in the Los Angeles area or arrange to be in the Los Angeles area. We will personally deliver your set of small Monkeys and treat you to an All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ dinner! * oink * oink * Please don't wear super fancy clothes. We appreciate the thought but you WILL smell like Korean BBQ afterwards. :D

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    HEARTS FULL OF LOVE PACKAGE - This package is HUGE! This reward features ALL THE SPECIAL EDITION TOYS in the $300 range. That means you will receive 1 set of each of the following Special Edition Medium toys - Monkey, Fox and Dinosaur. You will also get 2 sets of Love and Dumplings toys, 1 Special Edition cotton tote bags, two PDF files, big Thank You and behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    SNEAK PEAK - Get first dibs on our upcoming line of Lunar Animals!  Pick 2 Special Edition large animals of your choice (1 set) from the animals of the Chinese Zodiac + 2 set Love and Dumpling toys + bragging rights + 1 Special Edition tote bags + two PDF files + Thank you + behind the scenes photos of your toys being made just for you!

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    ENDLESS LOVE PACKAGE - Wow!! This reward features all the SPECIAL EDITION toys in the $500 reward tier. That means you will get 1 set each of the following Special Edition Large toys - Monkey, Fox and Dinosaurs. You will also get 2 set of Love and Dumplings toys, 1 Special Edition cotton tote bags, two PDF files, big Thank You and behind the scenes pictures of your toys being made just for you!

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    MEET AND GREET IN LOS ANGELES - Here's your chance to get one Medium Special Edition set of your choice (Fox, Monkey or Dinosaur), a Special Edition Tote bag, thank you on our page AND we will also take you out for an All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ dinner! * oink * oink * Please don't wear super fancy clothes. We appreciate the thought but you WILL smell like Korean BBQ afterwards. :D You must either already be in the Los Angeles area or arrange to be in the Los Angeles area.

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    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - The treasure trove of rewards! This reward will get you the following : Get first dibs on our upcoming line of Lunar Animals! Pick 1 set of Chinese Zodiac animals (you get to choose a total of 2 animals) + 1 set each of the following Special Edition Large toys - Monkey, Fox and Dinosaurs. You will also get 1 set of Love and Dumplings toys, 1 Special Edition cotton tote bags, two PDF files, big Thank You and behind the scenes pictures of your toys being made just for you!

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    ENDLESS LOVE - The mother lode of all rewards! You get 1 set of the Sneak Peak Lunar animals + 1 set each of the SPECIAL EDITION medium Monkeys, Foxes, Dinoaurs +1 set each of the SPECIAL EDITION large Monkeys, Foxes, Dinosaurs + 1 set Love and Dumplings toys + 1 Special Edition tote bag and a big THANK YOU!!

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    LARGE AND IN CHARGE MEET & GREET IN LOS ANGELES. Here's your chance to get one Large Special Edition set of your choice (Fox, Monkey or Dinosaur), a Special Edition Tote bag, thank you on our page AND we will also take you out for an All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ dinner! * oink * oink * Please don't wear super fancy clothes. We appreciate the thought but you WILL smell like Korean BBQ afterwards. :D You must either already be in the Los Angeles area or arrange to be in the Los Angeles area.

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    DELUXE MEET AND GREET IN LOS ANGELES. Do you like Special Edition toys, Korean BBQ AND KARAOKE??? If you answered "YES", then this is the reward for you!! Here's your chance score one Large Special Edition set of your choice (Fox, Monkey or Dinosaur), a Special Edition Tote bag, thank you on our page, dinner with us at an All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ dinner AND we will also take you out for KARAOKE FOR AN HOUR AFTER DINNER! Time to let your inner mic hog out! Please don't wear super fancy clothes. We appreciate the thought but you WILL smell like Korean BBQ afterwards. :D You must either already be in the Los Angeles area or arrange to be in the Los Angeles area.

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