It's almost Plush Week! I've sent this little group of nincompoops off to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles where they will be hanging out with hundreds of other soft and stuffy friends. I SO wish I could go to this.
This is Luver. Pronounced LOOver. He is a new guy that I made especially for this show. He looks like he is so happy and in love but deep down he is a desperate lonely soul. He eats Linzer tarts every morning for breakfast and starts each day fresh with a new positive outlook on life. He tries so hard - it's not his fault he is unhappy. It's a chemical imbalance. Luckily, there are pills for that, but they don't stop the nightmares.
I would have loved to create all new creatures but since I was invited to be in the show only very recently, I took some of my current designs and reworked them with new fabrics. This is Dogwood, cousin to Apple Tree. When he is around it is always springtime.
I've also redesigned Sprinkles. I've been meaning to change him up a little for a while now. I found the perfect ice cream cone fabric! On the old version, I stitched all the waffle lines and it took forever. It was fun the first few times, but I knew I had to quit that before I went waffle crazy. I also made the ice cream out of fleece instead of satin because it just seems more ice creamy. More cozy too! I'll probably find some brighter ice cream colors next time I make him though. The strawberry needs to be more strawberryer and the chocolate more chocolatey. His eyes have grown twice as big as well. I didn't have any of the smaller size left so I figured I'd try these mega googlies. No turning back now.
This is Sniffley Cremoi. He is a world traveler and knows all about art gallery shows. I originally made him for the This Is Not Art festival that was held in Australia last September. After the show he was sent back to the United States on a slow boat that took 3 months! He had many tales to tell. He even told me that he was born on the top of Mount Everest. I knew the truth, and he was born in Ohio, so after that I couldn't trust anything he said. Then he told me how much he liked traveling so I sent him off to L.A.
Double Devil is the last of the group. He isn't new, but he is a popular favorite especially around Valentine's day. It's always hard to get a good picture of him because his red fur is so bright. He looks better in the group shot.