Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hattie & Milo

Hattie the rabbit and Milo the monkey are from a book Lisa illustrated for her kids. So exceptionally not a kid's but an adult's drawings were turned into soft toys. Lisa 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 Hattie plushie 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! :-)

Hattie, the custom stuffed bunny

Milo's drawing turned into a soft toy with certain changes - I added a smile and some hair by request
Plush friends forever
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!

Hattie's bear-costume
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:

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..?
You can also create your own toy with a 3D printer - well, it's not soft... ;-)

Monday, 1 June 2015

Stuffed animals with and without wings

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

First the ones that can fly. Or at least they have wings...:)
Greg's green goose
Christa's graceful ostrich drawing turned into a soft version

A penguin in pink - adults can create their own toys, too ;)
Another playful adult's cuddly toy
He has wings, doesn't he?!:)

Mousebro plush, the mixture of a Wyvern and a mouse, of course

Finally a kid's drawing, and a classic one: Rainbow Pegasus Unicorn

And the plushies that still wait for their wings:

Ellie's pandas, big and small custom stuffed cuties

Cherie's reborn squid toy

Platybunny plush for Sara's "other half"

Anniversary stuffed toy crab for Mauro's girlfriend

Michael's caterpillar - cuddly toys for adult, too!:)

Daniel's mammoth softie
Ethan's plush dino and 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 :-)
Two kids' drawings to choose a detail from - hard job, isn't it?