February 23, 2013

Claudine Clodhopper

As promised, here is the plush that I made for the awesome AC of Hibou Designs for the Plush Team's Mardi Gras themed Secret Santa swap.

Meet Claudine Clodhopper:

The Clodhoppers are a species of BigFoot that love to wear mis-matched socks. Claudine is a big fan of Mardi Gras, and gets out her mask and fleur de lis brooch every year, along with her beads and coins, and heads out to have fun with her friends.

She is made from a super soft and cuddly shaggy plush minky, which makes her great for snuggling with. The mask is removable and made out of felt, with gold trim and feathers - it's not Mardi Gras without feathers, right? ;)

You can find a few of Claudine's cousins hanging around in my etsy shop- they are eagerly waiting to go off on new adventures. :)

February 16, 2013

Plush Mardi Gras!

I received my awesome "Mardi Gras in a box" from the terrific Patti Haskins last week, which was part of the Plush Team's yearly secret santa swap this year. I was really excited to open it up, and here's what I found inside:

Besides the fun Mardi Gras bling in the box, the star of the show was this amazing handmade plush Mardi Gras Crown! So awesome! It was so fantastic that some of my new plush snuck it out of the box along with some bling, and decided to have a Mardi Gras party of their own while I was out of the house on Tuesday. It seems that Merv the Muppet Reporter was named King of this Mardi Gras celebration, and, as you can see, really enjoyed having that crown on! (I think that they opened up the bottle of Yermit wine that Santa had, and this was the result. ;D)

Thanks a million Patti for the awesome plush crown- as you can see, it's being put to good use already.

If you're wondering what I made for my secret santa, here's a teaser of the plush all wrapped up. I'll be unveiling it after my swap partner has a chance to enjoy it for a bit. :D

February 1, 2013

Woohoo! New plush...again. :D

As promised in my earlier post, I have finally taken the time to snap some photos of the awesome collection of plush that I received for Christmas this year. I was seriously excited to open up the boxes containing these guys, let me tell you!

Here's the most awesome Santa plush from the amazing Yermit, complete with Santa toque and the bottle of wine from the Yermit Winery: (I loooove his face and those great ruffled cuffs on his shirt)

The fantastic Orson the Space Crab by the talented and eco-friendly Cotton Monster: (the teeth kill me- so good!)

The adorable Flower by SukiSuki: (the patterned fabric used for the leaves is just too cute)

And, last but not least, I got this guy from the Plush You! Show this year- A Highland Bull by AndaPanda, who is from Spain. I'm a sucker for corduroy, and this guy is so full of character:

I'm working on a special Mardi Gras plush at the moment, since the Plush Team is having its annual swap, which is of course totally fun and is getting everyone in the mood to "laissez les bon temps roulez!" Check out the plush created for the swap so far (along with other fun topics) over on the Plush Team's blog. I received my swap in the mail yesterday, and I'll be posting the photos over on the blog soon. :D