Monday, April 7, 2008

More on my new products!

Well, my baby rudely interrupted my last post LOL, so I'm back now! Hmmm.... I was going through my latest and greatest.

So, I decided the jellyfish wasn't all that great, and I moved on to the starfish. It wasn't that great, either. I guess there's nothing too special about them - I couldn't really think of a way to give it any personality. Starfishes don't have faces, do they? Or maybe right in the middle, but then where would I put the window? Anyway...

So, we get down to the ones that I DO like! I made some whales. I just love whales. My first prototype turned out alright, but not much personality. I worked on him a bit, and then came up with this guy:
I think he is pretty special, don't you? His spout is made from white embroidery floss, which I knotted/sewed on like doll hair. Inside of each little knot is a spot of fabric glue. I hope this will hold up to wild hooligan children. Or at least normal children (if there is such a thing)...

Ah, then I moved on to my shark. He is a lot of work. a lot lot lot of work. My first prototype had a fish-shaped window. I decided that this was 1) too much work, and 2) didn't look proportionately right with the shape of the shark. My next prototype made use of the same eye pattern I use on my small basic I Spy Bags. Here was my final design:

And, who can have a sea-life collection without a seahorse? At least a try at a seahorse? I took a stab at it, but it's just not quite right yet, either. The pink unfinished one I made first, then the aqua one (which still hasn't been stitched up yet as you can see the straight pin in it still). I burned out a little on the seahorse as it wasn't coming together, so maybe I'll get back to it if there is any interest.


  1. What cute animals. I just stumbled on your blog by clicking next blog and was surprised to see such cool creations. I really liked the whale. From the picture's angle it kind of looks like a hand puppet of some sort. Which would be really cool. Have a great day!

  2. That shark is about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

  3. You've really gone above and beyond. These are great!


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