July 29, 2010

Meet the Grumpus

Grumpus was commissioned by my fellow PlushTeamer, Abbydid. He is the pet that she and her kids created for the Petville game on facebook, which they play together. She asked me if I thought that I could make him, and so I joined Petville to get some reference, and the rest is history. I had a ton of fun making him- I love that he is so nattily dressed in his vest, pants and SPATS. How fun are his spats?! The kids have good taste. :) If you haven't checked out Abby's etsy shop, I highly recommend you do- she makes all sorts of great stuff- perfect for kids and grown up kids alike. ;)

July 26, 2010

Comic Con loot!

One of the best parts of having Ben head to Comic Con for work (what a tough couple of days of work, right? ;D) is that he always brings me back some fun loot. I love that I don't have to go and try and wade through the aisles along with umpty-ump thousands of people, appropriately or not-so appropriately dressed as their favorite superheroes... although it sounds like it makes for fascinating people watching.

I was VERY excited that he managed to snag one of the Noferin Jibibut exclusives for me, and this mustachioed Octopus by Alisa Ross is awesome! I love that he has a sweatband on- and those blue eyes are killer.

He also snagged these fun bobble heads of Bat Girl, Batman, and Goofy Grape from Funko Toys, and the LOST book is a preview of a larger book coming out soon by DK. It's filled with cool images of all the Dharma props that they used in the series.

Well, it's back to work for me- lots of new stuff coming up over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Have a great week everyone!

July 19, 2010

Extra, extra, read all about it!

The Plush Team is ecstatic to present to you our first ever Team Annual, containing 120 pages of plushy goodness!

What is in store for you upon opening this marvelous book:

  • An opening by our team founder, Megan Green, describing how our team came to be.

  • An insightful, informative, and all-around fascinating account of the history of plush craft by our team co-founder Christina Ward.

  • 42 two-page, full color features of our Plush Team members. Each includes photos of the artist's work, and text written by the artist explaining motivation, process, and inspiration.

  • A time line of Plush Team activities through over the years.Profile pages providing a comprehensive list of Plush Team artists, including artist head shots and Etsy shop addresses.

  • Photos of PT Stitchy, the team mascot, scattered throughout the book in his various incarnations as interpreted by our team members.

The book is full color, professionally printed, and soft cover. It measures 6.75"x6.75" (or 17 centimeters square). This is volume 1 of our Team Annual, featuring the artists from 2009. Our intent is to make this a yearly publication, updating it each year with our newest members and their incredible work.

Visit the Team Shop today for your copy!

July 14, 2010

Looking for a good Bounty Hunter?

Well, look no further!! Boba Fett is the Galaxy's most ruthless and determined Bounty Hunter. He will not stop until he has captured that Bounty and received his payment.

Boba Fett is a commission for the special someone of Scrumptious Delight. He took me quite awhile to get finished- when I first drew my sketch, I thought, this will be fun and pretty simple. Boy was I wrong! Once I started breaking down all his pieces and accessories, I realized it was going to take me a lot longer to get him done than I thought.

I did have fun making him with all his bits and pieces- and I really enjoyed ripping and fraying his cloak. It's very satisfying to be able to distress something for a change and not have everything be pristine. :) Once I got Boba Fett done, I was pretty happy- and then I remembered that it's not Boba Fett without his jet-pack... so it was back to the drawing board and the sewing machine, and onto making the jet-pack. I sewed all the components together by machine, and then hand-stitched the jet-pack to his back, and voila! Finished at last.

I am very happy to have him leave my house (he was definitely beginning to overstay his welcome) and head off to new adventures in a Galaxy Far, Far, Away.
(Well, Canada, at least.)
I'm off to celebrate his departure with drinks at a certain Mos Eisley Cantina. Better leave the droids at home though. ;D

July 9, 2010

Meet Charlotte...

Charlotte is all ready to head out for a summer picnic. Another summer inspired rabbit, I had this scrap of 1930s reproduction fabric laying around, and when I saw it again, it felt perfect for Charlotte. She is now available in my etsy shop, and if you want to see more photos of her, head on over to my flickr page.
I hope that you can go out and enjoy your own summer picnic this weekend! :D

July 2, 2010

Summer is here!

I was inspired by our first bout of REALLY hot weather to make these two Rabbits. Meet Alexandra (Alex) and Jack.

Alex loves summer since she can pull all her sun dresses out of the closet and bask in the warm sun, and try to forget that winter ever existed. Jack thinks he is one cool dude in his retro shirt. He is all about the retro-living, possibly a result of watching too many episodes of Mad Men.

You can find both Jack and Alex in my etsy shop, ready to celebrate summer with you. Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend- happy Canada Day and Independence Day!