anonymous asked:

Could you please point me to some Autistic owned stim stores? Thanks!

Sure! Please note, though, that unless otherwise specified, these stores are based in the US. For those willing to shop from neurodivergent-owned businesses (as distinct from specifically autistic) there’s a little more choice. If you’re not in the US, you’re very likely going to have to pay extra in conversion and shipping costs (which is why I don’t use ND-owned as a basis for what content goes on this blog, as cool as it is to support fellow autistic and ND creators).

If you’re an autistic crafter and you’re not on this list, it’s either because I haven’t yet heard of you, I’ve committed the terrible crime of forgetting you or I’m unsure if you’re autistic (as per the brief). Please comment; I will add your name and details!

I’m pretty sure most folks have heard of Stimtastic by now (@stimtastic), but on the off chance someone hasn’t, I’ll mention it! I don’t believe anyone has had any negative experiences with their order; the linked Tumblr is packed full of happy customers saying great things. There’s everything from fidget toys to chewables! I love my braid pendant, scented vial necklace and - while I didn’t buy it from Stimtastic because I found it here in Australia - crocheted stress balls. @werevampiwolf makes their bead rings!

@caseydickdanger on their Storenvy store Ca5ey sells handmade slimes, fidget toys, weighted plush, squishies and unique fidget jewellery.

@wiresandchains at etsy store Chain Mail Slime sells handmade slimes and very unique chainmail fidgets and fidget jewellery.

If you’re after cute crocheted plush toys, @stimwithoutshame runs etsy store Spacecraft Crafts.

If you’re after bean bags or marble mazes, @asenseofselfshop runs etsy store A Sense of Self.

@spacerobotstudio creates and sells amazing fidget jewellery, communication necklaces and pride accessories on etsy store Spacerobot Studio.

@dragonadventurescrafting sells a fabulous range of handmade plushies and bean bags on her etsy store Dragon Adventures Crafting.

@dollboy runs etsy store Weird Faeles where you can find chewellery and witchy jewellery.

@transsliime sells handmade dough and many varieties of slime on their etsy store TransSlimes!

Autistic Rabbit on etsy makes and sells weighted blankets!

Sister Cat Blankets (etsy, based in France) makes weighted lap pads, blankets and stim toy cases. (She’s one of the mods of @autistickitten but I don’t know her personal.)

@elsinore-snores runs etsy store PangeaMea (based in Greece) where you can find noise-muffling beanies and headbands.

@bartonnbishophumandisastersatlaw runs etsy store Wilde Spoons and Stims where you can buy marble mazes and dinosaur egg fidget toys.

@stevenuniversequartz runs Spoonie Studio, where they sell slimes, floam, glitter jar necklaces, putty and chewellery.

@neurodelightful runs etsy store NeuroDelightful, where you can find fidget jewellery and glitter/shaker bottle pendant necklaces and earrings. Some even glow in the dark!

@piefanart stocks handmade plushies and very cool gear/steampunk-styled fidget necklaces on etsy store PieFanart.

@papercrafthugs sells fidget bracelets and custom amigurumi from UK-based etsy store Papercraft Hugs.

Fidget Club is online retailer with a fabulous range of stim toys. They’re also one of the few autistic and ND owned stockists of Tangles!

@punkrockstimming sells a range of beaded fidget bracelets and beaded fidget toys at xyr etsy store True Trans Soul Rebel.

@fabulousfidgets stocks hot/cold bags and marble mazes on etsy store Fabulous Fidgets.

@luna-stims runs Etsy store Lunar Ocean Studio where you can find her Teeny Bean fidget bean bags.

Fuzzwumpet is an Etsy store based in Canada that sells marble mazes, monster bean bags and spoonie bag self-care kits.

@dailyspheal runs Etsy store Waggles Studio, which stocks handmade fidgets made from woven loom bands.

@yuuriandviktorkatsuki runs UK-based Etsy store Chloe G Crafts, where she currently stocks handmade bead bracelets and soft crochet bracelets, and will stock fidgety things made from split rings.

If you know more autistic-owned places to buy great toys, please let us know by commenting on this post or sending in an ask. Tumblr has stopped showing the notes in all reblogs, and we now get traffic enough that I (mod K.A.) don’t have the spoons to click on every reblog to see if there’s been an addition. We can’t miss comments, so you’ll help us a lot by commenting. Thank you!
Iron man inspired superhero hair clips slides
2 assorted hand made hair slides. Iron man theme Clips with 20mm cabochon Items are despatched next working day via 2nd class recorded Royal Mail Thanks for looking Lots more slides and bows in my shop :) If you wish to purchase more than one set of slides or bows please message me with your choices and I will put together a customised listing for you with reduced postage costs and a discount for multiple purchase. 2 sets of slides 50p discount £2:50 to post 1st class recorded delivery 4 sets of slides £2 discount £4:50 to post 1st class recorded delivery Thanks for looking Lots more slides in my shop :)

So these are adorable and all but I think the seller made a decimal point error:

I sent a question to the seller, because um.


etsyfindoftheday 4 | 5.11.17

theme thursday: hike hike hike

illustrated stickers and patches by asildastore

totally diggin’ the style of these stickers and patches by asildastore — the color schemes, the fonts, the retro illustrations, the outdoor-lovin’ themes, even the surrounding product photography is RIGHT ON. i know kaia would love these too!

crystal-gems-stuff  asked:

hey I loved your kirby adventure art and I was wondering if you could make a lil tutorial for drawing in that style/ which brushes/ what software you used. thks! ⭐

Sure! I actually have some process work from these, so I can share a little bit about how they were made! :) Fair warning - it’s going to be less “tutorial” and more “here’s a look into how this happened”.

I started off with some super tiny super rough thumbnails, after researching old timey travel posters and the intro animations. For reference, each of these thumbnails is about an inch wide, maybe? and also all of them were drawn on a train so they’re EVEN MESSIER than usual, lol

Those turned into these rough sketches, where I tried to hammer out compositions and focal points and (vaguely) value contrasts…

…which then I painted on top of in Photoshop using Kyle’s Ultimate Pastel Palooza brush. I usually go with the Fat Fun Spongy or the Ultimate Oil Lush, but those are good for blending colors and for this set I wanted things more opaque and distinct so as not to muddy up those gorgeous NES palettes~

Here’s an example of what a half-finished painting might look like, and the guidelines and layer conventions I was using.

Anyway, hopefully that’s at least a little bit helpful! Good luck with your own art-making endeavors!

And, because I must shamelessly plug my stuff, you can now get these postcards in my Etsy shop!


Inked Adventures Fold-Away RPG Grid
Pocket-sized dry-erase battle mat for 1 inch scale roleplaying.  One side depicts flagstone flooring - originally hand-drawn line-art, and the other is a useful standard grid.  It all packs away in a playing card sized clear plastic box.  Hand made for the Inked Adventures Etsy store:

Some smoothing and weighting down at the game table may be required. ;)