I’ve been having a lot of fun creating these square shaped animals. I like using the patterned fabrics, rather than straight forward, brown, pink, white fleece.. etc. They end up more unique, each with their own personality. I’ve been using bits of new and vintage fabric scraps for their tummies, muzzles and ears. Some I’ve used the last bit of that certain fabric, making them one of a kind now! :)
Introducing SquareAnimal #3:
Moxie the Scrap Fabric Bunny
She’s available for adoption in my etsy Store, if anyone has some room for a punky rebel bunny. :)
She’s got some siblings at home that are in the process of being born, haha. So as they get their ears, and legs together, up here they’ll be posted for their “showings” :)
Cornelia the Bear
and Kizzy the Bunny
COAT RACK SHOP on etsy
Let me know what you think of them.
More to come. :)
After making a quilt for baby Jakob, and a bear for him as well, i thought that out of fairness Jakobs older brother Eli should get something too!
So with a design from Ian, I created this Walrus!
(later named Wally by Eli and Grandma.)
Extreme Close up!
He’s made of brown knit, embroidery thread, and some flannel scraps. :) He’s about 11 inches high. A good size for hugging too!
I thought this was a neat picture.. The lighting is more dramatic than i thought!
I got an email from Sarah, Nicholas’ mother, and blogger over at My First Blog.
She purchased this Dragon/Dino from my etsy store a while back (one of my first customers too!). It was supposed to be a Dino, but when i listed it, he looked a lot more like a Dragon. The email contained a few pics of Nicholas (or Cole) falling asleep with his stuffed Dino. :)
It warms my heart and makes me very very happy. I feel the same way when people eat the food that I cooked. (Double points if they like it, haha)
He’s so cute, I thought I’d share. And everyone loves pictures of sleeping babies? Right? :)
I am in love with his car shirt. I want it in my size!
*Photos used with permission from Nicholas’ mommy.
So.. i decided to create a few little critters. I’ve only got red, burgundy and grey fleece, so an elephant was a good idea. I sewed up a square one based on my new designs these past few weeks. I like sewing elephants. His ears and tail are made with the same fabric as the navigation case I made for my sister a few days ago.
Then I attempted to sew 2 little guys from the new book I bought. Socks Appeal. The stripey guy is an owl made from an ankle sock, and the pink blobby thing is supposed to be a “hamster” (made from an old T-Shirt, not a sock though). HaHa! He kind of reminds me of the Ugly Dolls. They were 100% hand sewn while, you guessed it, watching TV. :) It’s a calming thing for me…
Better pictures of the Elephant to come. He’ll be in my etsy shop soon enough! Hopefully the other Square plush look just as cute as he does. :)
Some more of the little guys that i plan to create out of fleece and hope and fun. I’m excited to start! i gotta make a list of colors to buy and how much… then the fun begins… it’s hard to renovate a house and and make ANYTHING at the same time! :)
Haha You can’t see skunk’s eyes.. they’re there! I promise! Oh, and that first brown thing.. that’s a chipmunk.. yeah, i know, I should’ve looked at animal references… close enough!
I think am in love with the tiger and bunny.
I always thought it’d be neat to be an architect, and work on blue prints all day. I like to plan things out before i do them 50% of the time. Most of those times, i choose to do it with my sketchbook, or digitally, that way i can see what works, and what might look really really awful, haha.
Here are some of my square plushies drawn out in adobe illustrator. Until i think of better names, say hello to Mr. Bear and Mr. Lion. Front, side and back view, haha.
This is what i do at work mostly, except there are child safety warnings, and a lot of measurements all over the place. This is more fun to make anyway!
As soon as i get my hands on some fleece, IT. IS.ON! :)
* Keep a lookout for more designs in the upcoming weeks! Feedback is always appreciated. I want to know what you like, or what you’d change. You are all my customers! You are always right. ;) *
I bought about 10 new books off of Amazon with a few giftcards from Xmas… 2 came already! :
Written by Miyako Kanamori. Both start off with stories about each character, and are told like a children’s book (“Happy Gloves” is narrated by the Chipmunk on the cover hehe), with ideas, and patterns in the back! I plan to try them out, and create my own little fellows as well. :)
I have the “Complete Idiots Guide to Amigurumi” coming as well (i would love to learn how to crochet little critters as well is sew them!).. along with many other craft books. I’m super excited. Hopefully some came in the mail today. I must hurry home and check. :)
This is Chet the Chicken. He’s my first IF of this year! I know.. I’m falling behind..
I let Ian pick his name. :) I took the theme this week very literally. I drew Chet while watching “Undercover Boss” with Ian and his dad. I like to draw while watching tv.
Chet’s design was further inspired by the many plush floating around in my brain (inspired by this Amigurumi Pattern).. very square.. and simple. Since I’ve not enough patience to crochet more than a hat & potholder, I decided to adapt them to fabric patterns, and give my own spin on them. Brightly colored fleece would be ideal. Fleece is soft and easy to work with and very forgiving. I have plans for a dog, cat, bear, skunk, chipmunk, frog, lion, bunny, robot, monster, elephant.. and more!
Ian’s sister had her baby over the weekend! 4 lbs. 10oz. :) The cutest thing you’ll ever see.
Before our trip to visit her and baby Jakob Quinn, i decided to sew up a prototype of new plush based on Lion Brand Yarns Crochet pattern. This was attempt 1, Bear. :)
weirdest looking thing from the side.
its like a pillow with legs. :) possibly more pathetic pillows to come!