June 28, 2011


Zombies, EEEeeeeeeek!
I was asked by the awesome Team Oddity to make plush Mother-Daughter Zombie versions of themselves. I was excited to do this commission, but a little daunted since I had never made human Zombie plush before. It took me awhile to get the designs the way that I wanted them, but after a bunch of sketching I finally got the look that I wanted, and here is the result.
The real life Team Oddity:

and their Zombie plush counterparts:

I wanted to make then look like Zombies, but not super-gory ones. I just couldn't go there. So, they have pasty gray-ish white undead skin with bags under their eyes, are missing some teeth, have weirdly discolored/rotten skin patches, and their clothes have definitely seen better days. It was fun to rip and tear the fabric and let it fray. I added the skull and heart iron-ons to Jen's t-shirt, since she wears a lot of screen printed shirts.
Zombie Jen:

Fiona is definitely more "girly" than her Mom, so I made sure to put her in a matching top and ruffled skirt with a fun glittery butterfly clip in her hair, and somehow she has only one sandal, but it doesn't bother her.
Zombie Fiona:

I had a lot of fun making this Zombie Mother-Daughter pair, and it was good to be asked to do something that I hadn't done before. A new challenge always helps me to grow and stretch as an artist.

Now onto the Star Wars plush...may the Force be with me. ;D

June 21, 2011

Vote for your favorite Circus plush!

Circus Playset by Hibou Cards.

The Plush Team's new Challenge is here- and the theme this time is "Under the Big Top: A Circus of Misfits."
There are two categories to vote in: Circus folk and Circus animals, and here are just a few of the many excellent plush made for this Challenge:

Christopher the Circus Ringmaster by Denn.

Drunk Plush Circus Clown Doll by Yermit.

Circus Horse by Raggy Rat.

Sad Circus Clown by Pterodactyl Pants.

Voting has begun over on the Plush Team's blog, and will be counted on June 27th.

After the first round of voting is completed, check back on June 28th for a new poll with just the winners of each category. Vote for the grand prize winner until July 1st. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

If any of these plush catch your fancy, just head on over to the Plush Team's etsy shop, and take home a bit of circus-y goodness today. :D

Puppies for the twins

Sorry to be so long in posting anything new- it's been a busy past few months. Finally I have the time to sit down at the computer and add some new work to the blog!

I was asked to create "puppies" for a set of twins, and the specifications were that they had to have a flower on the girl's collar, a tie on the boy's, and that they had their names embroidered on their rears. These are the finished puppies, and the photos I took in a hurry before I had to send them on their way to Canada.


and Hudson:

More plush are in the works- be back soon with a new post! I am excited to say that I am working on new plush for the "Stitch Wars Strikes Back" art show at Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, FL, in August, so stay tuned to see sneak peeks as I go along...