So I've been dying to try my hand at stamp carving and I finally got the supplies in the mail today! Here's the final result.
It's my viking plushie! (I plan on using the stamp for the shop, but I also want to stamp like all over a piece of paper and color each one in different colors! LOL!)
So here's a crap shot of my work space, I was hunched over my coffee table for a few hours, my back is like wrecked!
Then a pic of the finished stamp.
And just for reference, the pic I used to make the stamp. It has a teeny bit more detail as I was originally going to make the stamp into a rubber stamp a totally different way, but alas, the kit I had was incomplete and the company who made it apparently must have went out of business since their website and phone number are null and void.
Thanks for looking! I enjoyed this project and I plan on doing more!
Hi all! I just wanted to show a few pics of my latest favs! I've been a little bit of a viking kick lately. These are some that I've made.
Viktor, the original
Viktor and Olga, my submissions that will be featured in the upcoming issue of Stuffed Magazine in July (so stoked, I've never been in something cool like that)
And Olaf the Elder
And because I've been on such a huge viking kick, I had to have one of those awesome crocheted viking helmets, and since I'm terrible at crochet, one of my super fans hooked (punny, hey?) me up and this was the result.
Soooo, my partner for the One Tiny Gnome Swap had a few Beatles items on her wist, so I thought I'd take the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover and make a bit gnomier. I have these comp books I got on super sale a few months back and you can print whatever image you'd like and stick it to the cover. I thought, how perfect! So here it is, in all it's gnomalicious goodness.
And the actual image I made for the cover. It's hard to tell, but the very center if the trees is a little shroom.
Soooo, while working in the workshop, busting out all the plushie goodness, my 4 year old decided I should have elf ears since I'm like an elf and all. Not to let down the little one, I came up with these! I made them out of fleece and attached them to my iPod's ear buds. They look cool, and keep my ears warm! Thanks for looking!
Hello all! First time on this board (I usually hang out in toys). So, to start with a short sad story, my mom had this dog, Toby, and like all pets, he was her best friend. He was getting up age and started to lose his hearing. One day he got out of the gate and was crossing the street to the neighbors (where the neighbor would give him treats, even though my mom had asked him not too, as to not encourage Toby to cross the street) when a teenager, ON HIS PHONE, was driving too fast and ran Toby over. Due to Toby's hearing loss, he couldn't hear the car, nor the stranger walking down the sidewalk who yelled "Look Out!" Unfortunately Toby died due to this accident. That was just a couple of months ago. My mom's birthday was last weekend and she still misses him so much, so I thought I would make her a Toby pillow, to cuddle with in bed and whatnot. Ok, so on with the pics, right? Well, let me first just apologize for the photos, my flash on my camera died a year ago (I finally got a new camera this weekend) and the pillow just didn't fit right in my light box. But you should still get the point.
Toby pillow front
His fleece face is appliqued on to a dark periwinkle fleece. The pillow measures 16"x16".
Pillow close up-ish
I wish I had better close up pics, but like I said, my camera was just not having any of that!
My hubby suggested I applique Toby's rear on the back of the pillow, but I just didn't know how I was going to do that nicely (plus I was rather tired that night), so I just added a heart at the bottom.
Heart close up
I don't know how to embroider, I just winged (wang? wung?) it, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.
Thanks sticking with me through all that! Oh, and I have a few pics of Mom opening it and being all teary-eyed and stuff, but she told me that if I post them ANYWHERE on the internet, I was getting NOTHING for Christmas, and even at 31 years old, that's a pretty serious threat, so you'll just have to believe me.
Hello all! I just wanted to show you a doll I recently made for a customer. It was the first doll I've made with my own patterns. I'm very pleased with how he turned out, and considering the look on the child's face, I'd say she was pleased as well! (Sorry, I cannot share that look with you, I don't want to share her face without her mom's permission.) Anyway, after I completed him, the customer and I decided that he just didn't look right without a lab coat (I originally omitted it since I could not make it removable due to the size of Flint's hands) so I made one up and I'm sooooooo glad I did! I think it totally made the doll! So, on with the pics!
With the coat
The original finished version without the coat
With his new owner
Thank you so much for looking!
*I no longer make this Flint Lockwood doll, nor do I have the pattern for him anymore. Sorry!*
Hello all! So here's a few new plushies I made this week.
My family used to watch sumo wrestling back in the day and my brothers just loved Akebono. So as a tribute to them (and him) I made a Sumo Plushie! He comes complete with a removable pin with Sumo Wrestler written on it in Japanese Kanji symbols.
And then, just for kicks, a Viking Plushie! He's got two pins, a sword and a shield. (I'm not entirely please with how they turned out, the colors came out way to dark, but oh well.)
And lastly, my 3yr old is OBSESSED with KISS so he suggested the Gene Simmons KISS Plushie! And this awesome guy has a POSEABLE tongue!