Stuffie Dog Prototype – Needs Your Input!

Posted in Sewing , on February 28, 2007

I saw a print on a random fabric while I was browsing at Fabricland yesterday and took a pic of the print with my camera phone. Then I was thinking about it and woke up this morning with an idea in my head, so I sketched out a pattern and made this prototype.

What do you think?

I can’t decide if I like it without arms and legs and/or if I should add arms or legs or both. It’s a little rough around the edges, but that’s mostly because he was a first go – the pattern pieces I designed myself and some of them had to be adjusted a bit when I put it all together. I imagine these _____ (insert witty or cute name for these things here) coming in a variety of colors or even patterns, based on customer feedback. Like if you wanted a black and white one, that could be arranged. Or if you wanted one with a spot around its left eye, or something. That kinda thing.

So I need feedback – what do you think of these things in general? What do you think of them with/without arms and/or legs? And what kind of witty and creative name should these things have? The future of these _____ lies in your hands!

Tropical Totes

Posted in Sewing , on February 27, 2007

I think I’m going to post here more regularly to show off stuff I’ve made in my free time… like a crafty blog :) Last week I made a tropical blue tote to give to my best friend’s sister for her wedding to take on their honeymoon. I showed a pic of it to my mom who liked it a lot and commented that she and my dad are going to Florida in May. My mom’s birthday is at the end of April, so the timing is perfect… I decided to make her a tropical “Florida” tote bag for her birthday that she can take on their trip.

What do you think? Here’s the one I made last week that was given as a wedding present:

Not too bad, eh? The fun part is that this is just a slightly larger version (with longer handles) than most purses that I make. I keep talking about opening up an online shop that uses PayPal to handle the monetary transactions so that I can sell custom made purses and bags like this, but I never get around to finishing it. A site has been in the works for weeks. Oh, well. One day I’ll finish it. If you want to see all of my previous crafty creations, I’ve got a DeviantArt account you can browse.

I’ll post again when I’ve made some of my in-progress projects, like little stuffed lambs (we know 5 couples that are expecting right now) or a 2D version of the rabbids from Rayman Raving Rabbids, my favorite Wii game.

Until next time…