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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Star-Nosed Mole

I was commissioned to make a Star-nosed Mole plush toy this summer. Star-nosed Moles are very strange looking creatures. The fleshy star shaped appendage on its nose is incredibly sensitive and it helps them find their food.  It was a challenge to turn the weird fleshy nose into something cute and cuddly.

Star-nosed Mole

Star-nosed Mole

Sunday, September 2, 2012

More Monsters

I made two new variations of the Georgie Monster, they're up for sale on etsy.

I'm trying to move away from polyester materials and fabrics. After some unsatisfying experiments with cotton stuffing, I've found a stuffing made from bamboo. These are the first ones I've filled with the bamboo stuffing. It's a little different than some of the other fiber-fill polyester stuffing I've used before but I'm liking it a lot.