I’ve been redesigning and adding to my button sets lately as well as making some new sets. These teeny drawings are so fun to make and color! I’m planning on making these designs into cute “polka dot” fabrics and other goodies soon! These are more will be available at upcoming conventions as well as my Etsy shop.
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So this project was kind of supposed to wait until after convention season, but I got excited and had to start! I will now be offering designs based on the style of my plush! So if you want more handmade stuffs but just don’t have the room for a plush, you can still have cuddly goodness! I currently have some designs up on Spoonflower and Redbubble. Spoonflower has custom fabric so you can make your very own crafts. On Redbubble you can find t-shirts, phone cases, tablet skins, leggings, and more! I’ll be adding more designs through the course of the year, so check back for more! I also plan to have a few items for sale at shows next year (zipper pouches, stickers, etc).
I already have a ton more designs planned and I can’t wait to start working on them!
Who else immediately starts getting ideas as soon as you go to bed? I wasn’t able to sleep the other night for just that reason and then couldn’t help but start working on my ideas a bit yesterday. These are going to be the start of some new products I’ll be rolling out later this year and early next year. I’m excited to hear your opinions!
For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a video showing the process of making one of my plush and this week I finally got it done!
And here’s the finished product! He’s so cuddly and HUGE; over 3″ taller than my standard size plush!
Although the video only takes about eleven minutes, in real time he took over three hours to complete. (That doesn’t include the time it took to draft new patterns for the beard and hair and enlarge the other pattern pieces for his body and clothes.)
I hope you enjoyed the video! I’d love to hear your comments on what you thought of this video and maybe some ideas for what you’d want to see in the future. I’ll have this plush available at NC Comicon in November!
I have a few more customs to finish before I dive into my convention sewing. This little guy actually came together a little easier than I was anticipating and I’m really pleased with the results!
All the small details on his face and armor are hand painted. This was my first time painting on a plush and it worked really well! It also gave me the solution to something I’ve been tinkering with for a bit.
I’ve been wanting to make a plush version of the spider butt Darth Maul since I saw the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do the markings. Now I have my answer!
I have been an extremely busy bee! As Heroes Con and Dragon Con are drawing closer, I’ve been spending every spare moment attached to my sewing machine and turning out batches of cuddly friends. Here are two of the largest batches I’ve made:
Ninja Turtles! Shredder had better watch out with all these little guys after him. They are so fun to make, the little shells and bandannas come out so adorable. Plus, who can say no to teeny plus nunchucks? Nobody, that’s who!
Custom orders are done and it is finally time to throw myself head first into sewing dolls for conventions! I love custom orders for all the different and interesting requests, but I’m excited to take a break to work on some new designs and old favorites. Plus making multiples of things makes me feel super productive.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! This Make Out is a free monthly craft session organized by Crown Town Handmade, Charlotte’s group of crafty entrepreneurs. (Of which I am a proud member.) Make Outs are the last Thursday of every month and are open to all ages. Crafty fellas are welcome too!
The flowers are pretty easy to fold, but do take a little dexterity. It helps to starch the fabric or iron on a lightweight interfacing, but we used untreated fabric and they came out fine. It does take a little finagling to get those petals positioned. Luckily the center gets covered with beads, buttons, or a bit of fabric so any imperfections are pretty easy to hide.