Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hattie & Milo

Hattie the rabbit and Milo the monkey are from a book Lisa illustrated for her kids – she was doing a degree in illustration and wanted to have a 'real' Hattie and Milo to go with her  book. She would have liked to get a softie Hattie as close to her drawing as possible, including even the different overlaying colours. I had no idea how I would be able to create this effect, but Lisa is a very co-operative woman and she advised me to use fabric pastel sticks. Which was impossible to find in Budapest… But that’s what E-bay is for! :-)

As Hattie dresses up as a bear in Lisa’s book, she was trying to make a teddy bear costume for her with a bow on the top of it, but it was impossible for her to find the fabric I used on the internet. And I am a co-operative woman, too, so I sent some of the fabric to the UK, and our common project could have been completed!

Hopefully Lisa’s book will get published and Hattie and Milo will be famous! If you are interested to see some of Lisa's work, have a look at this link:


Milo - with a smile and some hair

Hattie's bear-costume

And a little extra: Lisa had a model of Hattie made using a 3D printer. Will 3D printers ever take over a softiemaker’s job..?

Monday, 1 June 2015

Animals with and without wings

How to classify a big bunch of softies? Well, check whether they can fly or not!

First the ones that can fly:
Greg's green goose
Christa's graceful ostrich

A penguin in pink
A duck, who loves music
He has wings, doesn't he?!:)

Mousebro softie - the mixture of a Wyvern and a mouse, of course

A classic one: Rainbow Pegasus Unicorn

And the softies that still wait for their wings:

Ellie's pandas

Cherie's reborn squid

Platybunny for Sara's "other half"

Anniversary crab for Mauro's "other half"

Michael's caterpillar

Daniel's mammoth
Ethan's dino together with the happy designer
And two very clever sisters, who can read my mind - so one of them drew a bird, the other one a unicorn :-)