A co-worker of mine from SOE has just become a former co-worker, abandoning us to work full time at her real-life crafting. She's an artist and has worked on a number of SOE's games over the years, most recently FreeRealms and Clone Wars, but she's been doing more and more "real life" crafting over the past couple of years and finally decided to try and make a full time business of it. It's a big step, particularly in this economy, but she's already had some great publicity in the gaming press for her plushies based on the Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as other custom commission work including a Pocket God display for Comic-Con 2010.
Check out her blog here, her Etsy store here, and follow her on twitter @arixystix! Best of luck Alix - though with all those adorable plushies, I'm sure luck won't even be needed.