Saturday, December 27, 2014
I totally forgot to post the photos for this little lady before Christmas!
She is one of the first Collaboration Bears we've made in months and months. She didn't have any paw pads in her bag of pieces, so we drew up some to fit the shapes already there, and cut them from a stunning batik-dyed purple/blue cotton. We were then able to use this to make her a gorgeous little ruffle tutu as well - making her an explosion of purple goodness!
Her name is 'Jewel' as we then handmade her a genuine Swarovski Crystal necklace as well. She is stunning, and surprisingly still available!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
We had a request to make a bear with doggy-type jowls and closer set eyes. His new mum also wanted him to be unjointed and soft to cuddle. So we got to work designing a new bear using some of my kids puppy dog plushies as inspiration to try and get the face right.
This was the head in the process of being sewn together. Looking a bit more 'monkey' at this stage.
Then we started assembling the bear's body and legs and got this cute looking critter - and then below we have the final product! His new mum is happy and we will be making another one in a different colour to see how it comes out.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Last week I decided to work on an old-style bear again. These were our work-in-progress images posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages. I wanted to keep her colouring secret until she was finished :)
She was a unique big thing - made from all different colours of pastel pink/blue/purple hand-dyed mohair. She had LOTS of shading and stitching and a pair of sweet matt-effect glass eyes to give her that older bear appeal.
We called her Adelise and she has already found her new home. You can create a similar look using our 'Alivia' pattern and some of our 'Emmet' mohair (the exact same mohair and pattern we used).
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A while ago now (like back in November!) we received a request for a custom panda bear. Life got crazy - we moved house and the collector had some bills pop up - so the custom order got put on hold. But this fortnight we got the green light to go ahead with the panda - and this stunning big girl was the result!
Meet 'Zara' - 17" of heavily weighted, fully jointed faux fur goodness!!! We used our 'Happy' pattern and enlarged it by 115% (very easy to do if you already have this download on your computer - just change the percentage settings in the printer options). We altered the face slightly by adding the panda- eye patches, and gave her some pulled fingers and toes to finish the look.
Zara is adopted - but we can certainly work with you to create your own custom bear if you like this look.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Yeah... I'm a little obsessed. I'll admit it.
We have MORE guinea pig plushies to share. It feels like this is all I've been doing lately!
The fellow below is 'Shelton', and he is currently available for adoption.
These two are a mum and bub pair, and are also available for adoption. (Made from our 'Sasquatch' and 'Fluffy Cloud' faux fur fabrics. The pattern for this guys has been sent to our graphic designer - so as soon as we get it back we'll be able to offer kits too).
And this little cutie below was a custom guinea pig request. Made from our 'Baby Owl' faux fur.
Monday, December 8, 2014
The two cute little pigs in the photos above are Abby and Spikey, and belong to a couple from Singapore. We were asked to make some plushie look-alikes this week, and this is what we came up with...
... not perfectly realistic (they are just mohair and stuffing afterall!), but there's enough of a likeness there to recognise who is who I think!
Little Abby even has the tufted-out look to his fur around his face and along his body.
And Spikey has the wispy bit of fringe that flops over his eyes. One side he has his larger cream eye patch, and the other side just a hint of cream.
I tried to get one of our pigs to sit in on the photo to show the size comparison too. This is our 'Abby' sitting next to the two plushies (she was a little confused by them I think! lol).
These plushies are obviously claimed, but if you would like your own replica guinea pig soft sculpture made, feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or check out the ready-made plushies in our store.
Monday, December 1, 2014
These are our latest plushie Guinea Pigs - made using our more realistic sized/shaped guinea pig pattern. We haven't released this pattern before, but plan to later this month. It will include both the adult sized and baby sized pieces with their own proportions.
For now - we just have our new batch of freshly finished guinea pigs - 4 adults and 4 bubs. You can find them in our esty store.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This is Franklin - our latest little guy. He is made from a mix of tipped mohair and blonde mohair in a panda-style arrangement. He has a pair of our painted glass eyes and a choc-brown coloured nose.
He is currently available for adoption
(I've been struggling a little with trying to find a good place to photograph the bears - this boy didn't look quite right in front of the turquoise wall - so I tried a photo with our new shed as the backdrop. And I actually quite like the look with his colouring!
This new shed will soon be FULL of fabric rolls! I'll have to get a photo when it's stocked)