September 28, 2012

Photobooth fun with my Plush You! 2012 pieces

Here's a fun shoot that I did with my pieces for this year's Plush You! show, which opens in Seattle on October 12th.  I wonder if you can guess who I made? Photos of the finished pieces will be up on my blog the week the show opens, so stay tuned! I am busy working away in my studio, more plush to come!

September 24, 2012

Penelope the Party Panda and a Plush Flower

It's a special time of year- the Plush Team is celebrating it's 5th anniversary, woohoo! In honor of this milestone, we decided to have a secret plush swap. I was excited when I received my swappee's name, since this meant that my plush would be traveling all the way down to PATAGONIA! How cool is that? I drew the name of Nuff Nuff Toys, who lives in this beautiful corner of the world, and makes the most adorable hand-sewn mini-plush.

It took me awhile to decide what to make her; and then I thought, why not a party panda? A panda was an animal that I hadn't made before, and it was definitely a lot of fun designing this one.  Here is Penelope the Party Panda in her best party dress.

I found this great cheery and fun cotton print for her dress, and decided it would be even more festive if she was wearing a flower in her hair, so I made one out of purple, pink, and orange felts to tie in the colors in her trim and her dress. Here she is in a fun photo I took using the hipstamatic app- very psychedelic! ;D

Now we get to the fun of what I received from my swapper, Careful it Bites- who makes awesome cats and yeti head plush, among other fun stuff:

I love how she used the fly-away faux fur for the grass/moss! Very clever idea. Thanks so much Kelice for this great new house plant; it's one that my black thumb won't be able to kill, which is awesome. :D

Now, it took a hint from Kelice to make me check what was hiding in the pot,  and guess what? This is not just some cute little flower my friends! No siree! Take a look:

Hahaha! I love it! Looks like he's not too impressed to be out of his pot though. Thanks again Kelice, he is terrific. :D

Happy 5th birthday to the Plush Team! To see more of what each member of the team got from their swap partners, head on over to the Team's blog, where our members are blogging as their plush goodies arrive.

September 17, 2012

Babies, babies, babies!

After a hectic few months of summer filled with all sorts of non-plush related stuff, I am back plush-making like a demon to make up for all the time missed. What has all that got to do with babies, you say? Well, I have been busy making a few baby gifts, among other plush goodies.

First off I made a few bibs for each new mom, since you can never have too many bibs once the baby starts eating semi-solid and solid foods, right? These are made from fun cotton prints, with a pocket for holding a washcloth or binky.

I also made these plush bunnies for the lovely Sally, who had her beautiful baby girl last week. Sally asked me to create a bunny that had the baby's initials on it somewhere:

She's made from soft fleece, with cottons for her dress, and a super-soft corduroy for her sweater. No buttons or any choking hazards on either of the bunnies, of course.

I also created a smaller, rag doll type bunny to give to the baby right away, out of lovely fleece and flannels for softness and hug-ability. :)

For the wonderful Marcy, I made these bibs. I loooved these prints and bought them especially with Marcy in mind:

and a version of my Lime Bear:

Congratulations to both of the new moms! 

September 12, 2012

Now in the shop... Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro.

Napoleon and Pedro are back from their Florida vacation at Bear and Bird Gallery, and are available now in my etsy shop. :D If you or anyone you know is a fan of the "Napoleon Dynamite" film, then these may be the plush for you. Napoleon is wearing his "Vote for Pedro" t-shirt, and Pedro is dressed in his best shirt and bolo tie. Head on over to my etsy shop for more photos and details.

September 10, 2012

Sneak peek...

A little glimpse into the work-in progress of a couple of my pieces for this year's awesome Plush You! art show in Seattle.

I'm really busy plushing away, and I will have more blog posts featuring what I have been working on, coming soon! I seem to be in this really cheerful and bright mode right now, so my plush are all coming out very happy-looking. It must be because I am so glad that Fall is on it's way. :D Stay tuned for more plush updates...