Friday, January 29, 2010

Study Break

Study Bunny

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sour/Brownie

Sour Bunny

Brownie Bear

Monday, January 25, 2010

Alien Robot Thing designed by Katie Larkin

This is the last of the plushies I made for gifts based on a design by Katie. It is actually two separate creatures.

I chose to make them in such a way that the little alien thing she had doodled could be turned around and placed into the robot thingy. Katie slips me new doodles most every week so I see no reason why I won't make more of her fun and unique creatures soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Purple Creature designed by Katie Larkin

I have no idea what this creature is. Even Katie deemed it too bizarre a thing to give to a family member. We did find someone worthy of receiving it in the end however. Its "face" is attached via velcro and can be pulled off, for no good reason other than I felt like making it so.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pickle? designed by Katie Larkin


Most of the doodles I get from Katie are of the odd variety. Her characters are nothing if not bizarre. I guess this pickle straddles the line between cute and crazy, but the next few plushies enter stranger territory.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Green Mushroom deigned by Katie Larkin


Plushie number three designed by Katie and made by me. It might just be the cutest of the lot. By this point, I was very much feeling it. I didn't want to stop turning the girlfriend's doodles in plush things. So I didn't. Just you wait and see.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jellyfish designed by Katie Larkin

Jellyfish! The second piece I created from one of my girlfriend's designs. From this side by side, you can see that I stayed true to the original doodle. I like this creature. It is cute.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Space Fellow designed by Katie Larkin

The next batch of gift plushies I have to post are unique in that they were designed by my girlfriend. I wanted to make stuff for her family, but I thought it would be cooler if she came up with the ideas for the characters herself. She doodled dozens and dozens of little things and I picked out ones I wanted to make in plush.

I imagine this character as being some sort of space traveler. It could really be anything though. For the rest of the characters we took pictures of both the plush and the doodle it was based on.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mean T

A mean plush I gave to my brother-in-law, whose name happens to begin with "T."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Scary Monster

Craft fur is a new material for me. I was expecting it to be a bit of a pain, but it really wasn't bad at all. The worst part of the entire experience was cleaning mounds of fake fur off everything in my bedroom.

This bizarre creature was made for my other sister. I figured she'd get a kick out of the weirdness of it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Grey Doll Man

I initially thought of calling this guy "cadaver man," but it was made as a gift for my baby nephew...so that didn't seem appropriate.

It was based on a little doll I drew on the storyboards for a stop motion movie I never made as a kid.

I'm hoping to actually use him in a stop motion video sometime in the near future as part of a new series of shorts I just started work on.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Adventure Man and Seymour for the holidays

I changed Adventure Man quite a bit. The initial design was nothing more than a doodle. Now he has a lot more character in my humble opinion.

Seymour is buds with Adventure Man. They go on adventures together and solve crimes and stuff. Both of these lovable blokes were gifted to my pa by me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beet Bag

Beet Comma Bag version 2. This time with twice the cuteness. I added an extra pinch of joy to his expression plus some polyfil stuffing to make him pop out of the bag. I gave this to one of my sisters as she had expressed an interest in the first one I made.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Little Sassquid

This is the tiniest plush thing I've made to date if I'm not mistaken. It was another gift for my mom. I have a strange love of tiny toys. I say strange, because I have no idea where this fondness came from. But because of this love it's only natural that I start making tiny plush!

Monday, January 11, 2010

More Broccoli?

The Broccoli starred in a short video of mine entitled "Eat Your Greens." My mom liked that movie so I made her this plushie for Christmas.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Back from hiatus

Greetings and salutations! I hope your new year has gotten off to a good start. I just got back from vacation myself. Had some time to recharge the creative batteries. I've got what I think are cool new ideas which I can't wait to make/show.

I have a bunch of fun plush stuff to post and the Etsy store is open again, with a brand new Magnetic Hare for sale!