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« on: February 04, 2012 04:08:23 AM »

One day I'll stop making Sherlock plushies. ...one day.  Until that day though, I have another, with my new pattern!

First up, sorry about the bad quality pics - my camera is having issues. :/

Sherlock is 15.5 inches tall and his coat made me want to slam myself -- and Sherlock -- into a wall. Repeatedly.  I'm going to be making a couple more, and there are some points I'm going to modify, but overall I thought it turned out as a passable/recognizable version of THE Coat (if you are a Sherlock fan you'll know all about THE Coat). 

His coat and scarf come off but the rest of his clothes aren't removable. I made his shirt about half a dozen times perfecting the collar (after learning especially how to make a collar stand) only to realize that without a neck, it was never going to work and had to go with a slightly less impressive version. :/  
His eyes were hand painted with acrylics, as always and his hair is many,  many, mannnyyy pieces of layered felt.

And just because even though they always end up going to different homes, I have to make them with a height difference. My brain.. it is weird like that. 

Comments are always welcomed! It makes all the stabbing myself with pins and so forth seem worthwhile! ^___^

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012 04:39:10 AM »

The coat looks fantastic.  But I must say, you're real genius is the eyebrows.  They kind of make the face, don't they? Stupendous.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012 06:07:05 AM »

These are amazing... I love the height difference and the turned up coat collar!

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012 07:39:53 AM »

Much like the real Sherlock, amazing eyes.  Kiss


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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012 01:50:45 PM »

Beautiful, professional looking work! Great job. The eyes really draw your attention in.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012 08:54:53 PM »

This is so freaking amazing... I had to comment here too. Thank you for introducing me to crafters... And I LOVE your Sherlock and Watson.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012 03:03:10 AM »

Thank you lovely people for the equally lovely feedback!  Kiss Kiss

Again, incredible work. Fantastic attention to detail. Style, design, construction... you're brilliant.
I'm looking through your previous posts for the back story on that avatar picture but not finding anything... Do Tell!

Oh! I had made and sold some Psych plushies and the awesome person that bought the Lassiter (and Shawn) plushie, found out Tim Omundson was going to be at the premiere of one of his movies (25 Hill) and went along. When Tim saw her and the plush, he and his wife freaked out about it, wanting to take pics of it and my friend (who bought the plush) ended up giving it to him. So now plush Lassie lives with his human counterpart! My friend sent me a lot of pics of him  and I made a replacement for my friend.   I keep one of the pics as my avatar because the look on his face when he saw it was priceless, and seeing him with it just makes me happy. Smiley

And thank you!
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Really awesome work Smiley
He is very handsome all around, but I especially LOVE the hair and his little jacket and coat. Lovely!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 05:04:19 AM »

That's such an awesome story! What a wonderful thing to happen, I just love it.

BTW do you know most of the pics in your older topics have vanished? I was so sad to see that when I was scouring them looking for this back story. Every time you post it's an epic project, I like to look at them again and again Smiley.

I do. =/ Real-life issues had me having a, well.. to be honest, pretty much an emtional/mental breakdown late last year and I took down all my posts and pics I had uploaded over at Livejournal (where my craftster pics were linked from) and deactivated my deviantart account (which I regretted once I came back and realized I couldn't un-deactive it, lol, FAIL), etc etc. so I lost a lot and messed up a lot of links.

Actually, Thanks for mentioning that - I should really go back and try and fix the broken links/upload replacement pics (at least what I still have pics of).  ...but that can be tomorrow's job (nothing like a little procrastination!) Wink 

And aww, that's such an amazingly sweet thing to say  - thank you!  Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012 07:53:29 AM »

I LOVE your Sherlock plushies!  (And your other ones, my love of Sherlock makes me biased.)  Your attention to detail is brilliant and I love your realisation of The Coat.  And maintaining the height difference, even though the owners would never know, that's excellent.
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