November 19, 2008

Ben gets plushed!





We were joking around this summer about Ben being a good plush because he's soft and huggable, and that led to the brainstorm of making plush versions of myself, himself, and our niece Haylie. We only get to see Haylie once or twice a year, so I thought it would be fun for her to have plush versions of ourselves to play with when we're not around. Of course I'm leaving this almost to the last minute (typical artist procrastination until the deadline is looming! They're her Christmas gift), but "we're" done now. I will post the pics of myself later- I ran out of stuffing and was unable to get me totally finished. It was fun designing Ben (although I almost forgot to include his eyebrow piercings when I was sewing him!) and Haylie, but weird to design a plush "self portrait." You can see Ben's self portrait (if you scroll down a bit) here. For more pics, head on over to my flickr.

5 comments:

Eva said...

what a great idea!!! the one of ben turned out fantastic :)

Jesse Jordan said...

Those are great!

Leeanna Butcher said...

thanks guys! I went thru a few pages of drawings until I got one that I thought felt the most like Ben.

Hey Jesse- sorry we've missed you, Ben's been traveling almost every week this fall, we hope to catch up with you guys after the holidays!

Jesse Jordan said...

No problem! Things have been pretty hectic over here as well.

Btw, my wife loves (and I mean - LOVES) your work!! Your Ben is spot on and the design is one of your best. Absolutely beautiful. As soon as you set up your sweatshop, you've got your first customer (and I mean ME and not my wife - she can be second) ;-)

Leeanna Butcher said...

Thanks Jesse! SO glad you both enjoy my plush!