Thursday, December 20, 2007
Christmas is coming. turns out i somehow thought there was at least another week and a half until said holiday, and i thought i had a lot more time to get things done. i don't. i wanted to make lots of plush toys for people, but that and trying to finish some new designs and getting the toys ready to be sold online. right now it looks like i'll be setting up shop at etsy.com. i'm pretty enthusiastic about it.
i of course need to start spreading my name around, so hey, every now and then in the middle of a conversation just drop my name and say i make toys. yeah.
but here are some new ones. a couple bugs first.
now Architeuthis. i know what you're thinking, that's not a giant squid. i didn't really have a name for him but people kept saying he looked like a tooth and then i thought about Architeuthis, and i don't think i pronounce it right... but anyway it looks like i'm getting into making more 3-d designs, not just the flat toys. they're fun, just a bit challenging.
and here's the Cowboy. aptly named by cuau! he was a fun little guy to make, the softest most fun to squish cow... bear... cat... thing...
Monday, December 10, 2007
next, i've started using a sewing machine. an older sort of cruddy sewing machine that my mom pulled out of the closet. i'm not so bad at it, and it does save me time but for the smaller toys and pieces it's pretty difficult and not worth the hassle. good stuff though. there's also a bit of lag time between when i finish the toys to when i put them here. dsl didn't work out at home so posting stuff takes a ridiculous amount of time, and quite often my internet will cut me off or just won't upload anything! BLARAGH! so i'm actually posting this at my college tech lab place.
also check... this out! i remember seeing this toy a long while ago, or bits of it on some forum a long while ago. check out their site, http://www.ohnodoom.com/, though it seems right now it's basically just the flier and the forum.
"MyGhoul." another toy that was a fantastic doodle, but he turned out alright. he's got a pocket at his mouth so you can put stuff in there. that's where he keeps his heart. i'm not sure if he ate it or if he stole it.... you can never tell about these guys...
this picture's dark because i didn't use the flash... why? i dunno. i just want you to see that little heart. making it was difficult due to my fat fingers. i stuffed it and had to close it... jeez.
see? that heart fits right in there. i made a whole big fuss over that pocket cause for whatever reason my brain couldn't visualizing it working right, but i don't know why. it wasn't complicated at all. damn my brain!