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Danielle Pedersen of the ‘Handy Maiden’ Etsy shop makes the most adorable miniature animals. The cute, chubby creatures are hand sculpted in polymer and painted with intricate details like tiny tiger stripes, patches of fur and spots on cheetahs.
Pedersen is inspired by all the cute baby animals at the San Diego Zoo. Her creations have been dubbed ‘Pocket Totems,’ because the little clay creatures are the perfect size to slip into a pocket.
Each animal comes in a box stamped with a stork emblem, which makes for a perfect way to send out birth announcements. ‘Handy Maiden’ also offers a “Totem of the month club,” which sends an assortment of these adorable miniature animals to you or a friend throughout the year.