Etsy Crush of the Week- Lara Theme

When I browse the Lara Theme Etsy shop it feels like I’m in Kirby’s Dream Land because everything is really cute and really soft and looks really tasty (although you shouldn’t eat it).

I ordered a Totoro, because honestly how could I not, and Lara made me a custom Mega Man that I’ll give to my brother for his birthday. I couldn’t be happier with the way they came out! The quality of the material and craftsmanship is wonderful. I know my way around the hand-made crochet and plushie shops on Etsy and a lot of them are pricy. So I’m glad to say that Lara’s shop is extremely affordable which makes deciding on which item to get easier (get them all!).

My Totoro and custom Mega Man plushie by Lara Theme

Interview with Lara of Lara Theme Etsy Shop:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Lara: My name’s Lara. I’m a 23 year old girl from Scotland with a serious coffee addiction. I care for two children: my 5 year old son, and my 27 year old boyfriend. I can usually be found on the sofa with my nose in my Kindle, in front of my sewing machine, or getting excited over something happening in space that nobody cares about but I still ramble on about anyway.

How long have you been crafting and making jewelry?

Lara: Honestly, not very long at all. I think it was roughly 18 months ago that I came across a really cute tutorial on a blog, showing you how to make a felt hair clip. It all started from there!

How did Lara Theme Shop come to be?

Lara: I realised that I couldn’t carry on creating all this stuff and keeping it myself – I don’t have enough room for it all! That, plus a bit of nudging from family and friends, made me decide to start selling on Etsy! 

Which have been some of your favorite pieces to make?

Lara: It changes all the time. At the moment, I’m really enjoying making polymer clay necklaces, especially the octopuses!

What are you a fangirl for?

Lara: The Dragon Age games. It’s ridiculous how much I adore Alistair and Fenris!

If you could live in any Studio Ghibli/Myazaki film for a month, which would it be and why?

Lara: Ponyo! I reckon my little boy would get on well with Sōsuke.

If you were on a deserted island what video game, book, movie and TV show would you bring? 


Video game – definitely Dragon Age Origins.

Book – tough one… would have to be The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Maybe then I’d finally get it finished!

Movie – Sunshine.

TV show – Probably the Big Bang Theory!



Find Lara Theme on the Internet:

Lara Theme Giveaway!

  • 1. Tell me your favorite item from Lara Theme‘s Etsy shop in the comments section
  • 2. Like (if applicable)
  • * One reader will win a free item from Lara Theme
  • * Contest ends Wednesday, Nov. 7th


  1. Aw, her creations are so cute! :3 The Spider-Man plushie makes me smile. I’m not entering this competition, by the way. I just wanted to say that I love this segment on your blog. You always make great finds on Etsy.


    1. Aww thanks so much Regan! It’s always fun to look for great Etsy finds. Glad you enjoy them. If you find any good ones feel free to send them my way. I’m always looking for more!


  2. I have to agree that you always make spectacular finds on Etsy. If I only I had that talent. And I adore the Soot Sprites, since Spirited Away has always been one of my favorite movies.


  3. Not entering, just commenting. I love the octopus necklaces, so cute! Also cute is the caged Soot Sprite necklace. This shop has been added to my favorites on etsy.


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