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« on: June 20, 2008 12:47:29 PM »

After buying a couple books about softies I could no longer resist my urge to make some cute cute toys.  I really liked the projects in Softies books, but there were some absolutely fantastic toys in Plush You.  I was super inspired by the headless robot screenprinted on muslin from the second book.  I can't tell you the artists name at the moment because I'm away from my book.

I himmed and hawed for a long time over what I would like to make.  I began cutting out a lot of different patterns, but never got around to finishing them up.  I decided that I needed to make something all my own.

So I came up with this bunch friends.  I call them Hot Fruit because I'm a ridicuously big fan of Amy Sedaris' Strangers With Candy.  If you know the show you probably know what I'm talking about.  If you don't know the show then there's no point in explaining....my comedy skills are not near what Ms. Sedaris' are.

I created these images in Photoshop.  I tweaked and combined a bunch of public domain graphics, created some screens and printed away.  Although to true colour of the ink does not show well in these photos, I must say that it's stunning.  I had wanted to print in brown so I combined red and green inks....and this is what I came out with.  I think of it as a happy accident.  I printed on unbleached muslin and stuffed with regular ole polyfill.  I backed all of them with recycled fabrics.

Anyway, after that whole long story....please allow me to introduce you to my new friends:

Jerry








Noblet








Geoffrey






Orlando








Tammy







I also wanted to thank fellow Craftster Sewing Stars for her wonderful hidden stitch tutorial!
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008 12:58:17 PM »

Adorable,great work-let us know the name of the author when ya can
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008 01:09:14 PM »

flippin' cute---did you use printable cotton sheets?  I LOVE that stuff!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 01:19:26 PM »

flippin' cute---did you use printable cotton sheets?  I LOVE that stuff!

I'm not sure what printable cotton is.  Tell me more!

I just used regular muslin.  I love it though.  One of my favourite fabrics.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 01:38:00 PM »

It's just sheets of cotton that are attached to paper: easily goes through any ink-jet printer.

Here's some info:  http://www.inkjetart.com/misc/colortextiles/faq.html


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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008 04:33:36 PM »

These are awesome! Especially loving the SWC refrences. I want a Mr. Noblet fruit!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008 04:52:18 PM »

I love them!  They remind me of vintage postcard images circa 1890's (I have a valentine one of a man with a gigantic pear head)
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008 07:15:58 AM »

Haha!! I am in love with your friends!!!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008 06:34:03 PM »

I love them!  They remind me of vintage postcard images circa 1890's (I have a valentine one of a man with a gigantic pear head)

That's insane!  If you ever get a chance to scan the postcard I'd love to see it!

Haha!! I am in love with your friends!!!  Kiss

Thanks so much.  They're a lot of fun to make.

These are awesome! Especially loving the SWC refrences. I want a Mr. Noblet fruit!

I wouldn't mind a little Noblet myself.........perh aps I shouldn't write that though.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 08:18:52 AM »

Wow- these are really really cool. They weren't what i was expecting when i click on the thread, but i pretty much instantly fell in love with your creations anyway =]]
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