Saturday, December 6, 2008

Made Gallery!

Hello hello! It's been a long long time since a worthwhile post!

A little while back I was asked to send a few toys to a small, new, little gallery/ boutique in New Orleans. That's right ladies and gents! A few of my toys are now currently on display at the Made Gallery in New Orleans!

2124 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130

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Haha, I'll get a picture of the place up soon enough!

So, of course if you're anywhere near the area check the place out! Not just to enjoy the splendor of my toys in person, but also check out all the other works on display (and for sale) at the gallery!

It's run by sweet sweet lady named Tracey, if you see her, say thank you for me!

So what did I send to her? I had wanted to send dozens and dozens of new toys but unfortunately my laziness and a few design difficulties meant only a few new toys and a few older ones that I really liked.

Below are the new toys I sent!

These bunnies, now nicknamed Telepathic Killer Bunnies from Outer Space, are sitting happily in the gallery! But I've also listed them in my Etsy shop! They're actually made to order, and entirely hand sewn. Those little guys take a lot more time than you'd expect.

This is Frank Costello. I liked the name! He was a simpler last minute addition to the shipment.

The legs aren't what I originally envisioned... but I very much like the way he turned out! But hey! Gray backdrops are ugly as hell! never again huh? On Monster Bus you might notice a few shiny bits, that's because I sewed a thin, clear pvc over the fleece in his windows! I like it.

I don't really have much to say about him. Except he's pretty big. I completely forget the measurements... but now he's enjoying his temporary home on a shelf in New Orleans, so I won't be able to remeasure!

Also, while working with Edmond I decided I don't want to use plastic safety joints anymore. Or at least I'll be using them differently. I may try new ways of adding joints. These plastic ones work very well, and it may also be because of the fleece, but I've become less of a fan.

Jupiter Scotch.
I love this guy. And unfortunately for those of you who love him as much as I do, he's been sold! That's right, Jupiter Scotch has found himself a new home! He may be one of my most awesomely named toys, but he's also the first of my toys to have more than one mouth! He won't be the last though, I'm sure of it!

And look! He can stand upside down too!

Super sweet huh? I agree!

Now unfortunately I wasn't able to send too many new toys in my first shipment, but I've been asked to send more since four of my toys have already been sold! I'm not terribly busy at the moment, though business has picked up during this holiday season! That means I'll be able to work full steam on some new large, hopefully crazily awesome toys to send to the gallery!

I did spend a rather ludicrous amount of money on fabric recently, so I'm all stocked and ready to go! Made Gallery... just you wait and see what I've got in store for you!