Post on Plushteam Blog

July 31st, 2013

The Evolution of a Craft: When I first had the idea that I wanted to create a “plush” doll, I really had little clue how to go about it.

In my head, I had the idea that I wanted to bring to life one of my illustrated characters, but the mechanics of it were beyond me.

Read more on the Plush Team Bog.

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Vladimire and the Yeti

July 28th, 2013

Some complaints internally about the quantity of my “characters”. Seems I am recently only using 4: Timmy the cat, Vladimire the bear, the Crazy Horse, and of course the Yeti boy.

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Also some complaints that the Boy doesn’t appear to be quite as “in love” as the bear. Can’t be helped. That’s just the boy’s M.O.

Yeti and the black bird

July 27th, 2013

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Only Bear Can Fly: Pages 1 and 2

July 23rd, 2013

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Bear and a Gnome

July 19th, 2013

Bear and a Gnome

Gnomes

July 18th, 2013

Gnomes on a hill

Timmy on a horse

B is for Bindle

July 17th, 2013

B is for Butt

Trying more things

July 14th, 2013

Slowly progressing with my illustration.

I realized I need to use acrylic paint for the black parts – the method I was using just wasn’t black enough.

Boy and Bear with wine

Timmy and the horse

a is for awing

And I redid one of the illustrations I did a while ago.

Bear and children

Yarn bombed elephant

July 10th, 2013

Yes, it’s the yarn bombed elephant, come to life, er, ah, stuffed here now, in plush…

yarn bombed elephant

The Fantastic Fabric of Abby Galloway

July 4th, 2013

Last week I ordered myself a bundle of scraps and pieces of fabric from Abby Galloway, an illustrator, painter and designer from Kentucky. The fabric is all created from Abby’s original drawings and designs. And of course, one NEEDS more fabric.

Well, it arrived today, and it’s amazing.

scraps

I could sit and stare at it for hours. This addiction is dangerous and possibly costly and suddenly the bits become too precious to cut into or create with. What if I make something, and then the next day I think of something better I could have made, but it’s too late and all the fabric is gone?

I won’t do that. I’ll use it. I don’t know what for, but I’ll use it.