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A long time coming

Hi everyone, well that one month break at Christmas went on a little longer than I expected, life stuff, and lack of motivation have kept me away for a bit longer than it should really. However, thanks to seeing some of the great work some of my plushy friends out there have been doing, I am happy to say that I am feeling the urge a bit again. I think this time round though I will stick a bit more with web sales rather than trying to go all out and do a craft fair every week which just drained me with working full time as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So today I decided to get my toes wet again and made up this adorable fluffy batty cushion, it is very similar to my other batty designs but bigger, fluffier and more cuddly :) . It is a little more on the cushion theme which is the direction my work seems to be taking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do realise that there are a few of you out there who are after a yeti so I do aim to make up a few now as soon as possible (though you know they take me an age!), so dare I say it, watch this space.

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Walter the Walrus

So I am part of the etsy stuffed team and we were recently challenged to create a marine life creature to sell in the stuffed team shop. I made Walter the Walrus! You can see him below. We are also having a competition to vote for the monsters so why not head over there to have a look at Walter along with the other entries.  Simply click here or on the photo of Walter to be directed to the site and don’t forget to vote for your fave.

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Thursday – Reindeers

These guys seemed to take an age, but I suppose it will trying to make 9 things at once! I love them now they are finished though. And the best thing about preparing your Xmas stock, getting the Xmas tree out in August to photograph them <3.

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And the verdict…

Well a big thank you to everyone, especially Alys and Orlando for the weekend, I did actually manage to make some sales which I think is fab!  Here you can see a pic of all the plush monsters in their photo shoot before they went off to sale. Don’t they all look gorgeous! My fave is definitely Booberella in the yellow down the front.

MONSTERS!

The purchased monsters definitely favoured around the cat like ones. Although this is lovely as I love them all, I do wish some of the more unique ones were more popular. Betty as every was well loved though, who can resist her fluffyness!

So now I need to move on and make more. Obviously I will make new versions of the sold ones and will prob make some of the popular ones in a variety of colours  to appeal to a wider audience. I also decided that I needed a smaller monster range in the ‘I love those, but I’m not sure I want to spend that much’ market. This, the fact I love the colours and shape of Booberella and that my new handbag needed some brightening up have all inspired me to make the first experiment into plush monster keyrings.

keychain 1

I do absolutely love her,  she is appox 3 inch square, and I can’t wait to perade her around on my handbag tomorrow :).  She needs a little working on, as you can see her claw on one side has got sewn up which I need to try and avoid. Also, I think that next time I will embroider the face on. It is nice to be able to machine it on, but I am not a fan of the X eyes, they are not really cute enough and it is hard to machine sew anything else on such a small scale.

Well, I will be back soon with some more updates. Alys may be taking the monsters to a craft fair at the weekend so we will see how that goes as well. Also Harry Potter on Weds! I can’t wait :D

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Catnip Monsters Mk2

I decided it was about time that I tried sewing on the machine a bit more to get a bit more practiced. After the untimely death of the first catnip monster I made my first attempt at sewing monsters on the machine and made these simple, yet gorgeous cotton striped catnipped friends.

I have given the toothed version to our three new cats and after a few days, so far so good, he has stood the test of time. I shall pop the other two on Etsy in a couple of days and see how they get on there.

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Smitty the Kitty

Yay, Im on the net :) so here goes at updating on a few things I have been up to lately. I am gong to do these in date order of first made first posted.

Firstly we have Smitty the Kitty monster and some friends. Smitty is obviously a monster inspired by cats. He is made of soft red fleece with some gorgeous green and brown tree fabric for ears and tail. My sister very kindly gave me some offcuts of fabric she has been using lately so I could add them to these little fluffy friends. Smitty is accompanied by two felt monster hairclips (yes I do have a small obsession) these are actually quite large clips though its not so easy to tell in the pic. The monsters are made of hand felted merino wool, cut and hand stitched with small embroidered faces. The last little fellow in this image is a catnip monster made from an old recycled sweater. He was such a brave monster but sadly due to his delicate exterior he met a timely demise, RIP my catnip friend.

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