Animal dolls are not a rarity in the world of toys and we all used to have our favorite plush toys growing up. Yanina Link mastered the art of making animal dolls using needle, thread, and faux fur, and her creations look so realistic that you’ll have to do a double take.
Link is a graduated fashion designer based in Germany, who found her true calling in making realistic animal dolls. She started her Instagram page Bilibino Bears to share her art with the world and she’s selling them online on her official website Bear Pile.
“Creating unique and completely handmade bears (and their friends) has become a wonderful profession for me. I am a real vintage fan, and so I am always looking for antique lace, buttons, fabrics all over the world in order to issue my bears with these beautiful treasures,” she explains on her official website.
Link’s creations are also available on Etsy, where some of them sell for as high as $1,400. The price tag is justified considering how much work goes into each one and how realistic and life-like they look. From cats and dogs to tigers and lions, nothing is off-limits for Link, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with next.