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Desktop Feltidermy and how they came about!

Lions and tigers and feltidermy, Oh my!

I know I’ve been a bit absent from the blog again the past couple of weeks, but now you can see one reason why. Alright, yes, I’ve also been enjoying the spring we’ve been having…but also creating! For about the last week the new desktop feltidermy pieces have had most of my attention.

The desktop felidermy came about from a custom request. The request was for 2 tigers (pictured above) looking like they are leaping out of the plaque. Well, of course I loved this idea, but I had to figure out how to make it work. I spent a couple days just researching images of tigers leaping, jumping, diving and well anything but standing still. After I finally had that stuck in my head I started building my pattern, once I had it ready all I had to do was get to cutting and stitching. I started stitching the first tiger and the shape was exactly what I wanted, they were just a bit small for the size I needed.

*light bulb moment*

Desktop Feltidermy!

Now I just had to figure out how to make them stand on their own. Notice how I said “just” haha… I thought about how to make them stand as I was stitching, browsing the hardware store, walking the dog, cooking dinner, watching the new season opener of Doctor Who, I think even while sleeping. I finally did figure it out and I was still able to attach the plush to the wood as usual, the stand just cover my hardware for attaching. Believe me, these guys and their stands are not separating!

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to…Now to hope that everyone else loves them as much as I do! You can find them in my Etsy shop.

I hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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First Collaboration

This feltidermy is a collaboration between myself and my husband, Shannon. He does sketches that he calls sketchmonsters and paintings too. This feltidermy is based on his alien sketchmonster painting, pictured above with the feltidermy! We worked out the pattern together, then Shannon painted the plaque and  I stitched up the monster head and mounted it.

We hope to be doing another one in the near future. You can find the Alien Monster Feltidermy by clicking on the photo at the top of this post or in my shop!

I’m having a hard time adjusting to the time change this week. Today I was up at 4:15! I don’t think my brain is processing this “spring forward” thing correctly. *yawn*

I hope you’re all adjusting well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Something a Little bit Different

Today I introduced the first Unibunny Feltidermy to my Shop!

The unibunny is a small woodland creature from the island of Mythalogia. They claim to have many magical powers that come from the horn on their small heads. Some of these claims involve the creation of moss, and rainbows. The unibunnies also claim to be responsible for the creation of the first jelly bean.

* No actual unibunnies were harmed in the making of this feltidermy*

I’m so happy to be back to feeling like myself again! I’ve been fighting a cold for the last month…finally this week I seem to be over it (knock on wood).

Tomorrow I hope to have a new collection of Feltidermy Brooches available!

Hooray for for Spring being on the way, colds going away and the start of many new creations!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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A Peek into my Work Space

Everyone is always interested in where people work. So, today I thought I would post a couple pics of where I do all of this computer fun stuff from.

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I know, not real exciting, huh? But, that little green chair is where I am sitting right now writing this. It is where I do all my photo editing, listings for my shop, and hanging out on Twitter. What I am excited about today, is that I finally got my “Etsy art wall” hung. I hope to add more to it as I collect more art from my favorites on Etsy!

etsyArtWallsmallerClockwise from top left:

Bunny with Etsy sign was a birthday gift last year from my brother-in-law nism.etsy.com

The fawn and Nessy little paintings, I did one weekend for fun.

Wee Woodland- Baby Fox by mossywoodlane.etsy.com

Hi, I’m Sqwhale by PhillippeBurrito.etsy.com

Hi Mr. Cypress Tree plaque by hitree.etsy.com

Bunny Bike (Silkscreen Print) by sarahogren.etsy.com

Bunny Rabbit 48 Feltidermy, Large by me!

I plan to rotate feltidermy on the wall, just so I can enjoy them a little before they go off to their new homes. One day I hope to fill that whole wall with Etsy art!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your little peek into my workspace. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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The Spring Hare

This is another animal I saw at the  Field Museum. springharemuseumThe spring hare resembles a tiny kangaroo with long powerful back legs. It is actually neither a kangaroo nor a hare but in fact a rodent. The spring hare lives only in south-eastern Africa, feeding on plant matter and even occasionally insects. Spring hares are hunted to a degree for their meat and sometimes culled to protect crops and are also at risk from habitat loss.

Here is my feltidermy version of a spring hare, you can find it in my Etsy shop.

springharecuI love how his paws really make it look like he is up to no good! Maybe he is plotting evil plans to overthrow all the hunters!

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New Feltidermy, inspired by the museum trip

suniI created this guy after seeing a Suni at the Field Museum. The Suni is a very small species of antelope or dwarf antelope. It is found in south-east Africa in dense underbrush. Suni are around 12-17 inches high at the shoulder and weigh 10-12 pounds. You can find this feltidermy in my Etsy shop.

This is the example I saw at the museum.

sunimuseumThanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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An Awesome gift from an Awesome artist

This pen & ink drawing was given to me as a birthday gift from my very talented brother-in-law! I love it so much! He drew it from looking at Margarita Bunny in my shop. I think it needs to be used as promo material for Etsy , but the original is mine and will soon be framed.

Nate had some work up in a show here in town last week. We went to the closing party this past Saturday evening.

Here is a closeup detail of one of the pieces…

I love the detail that he puts into his abstract works. Of course now that I know how well he does cute, I think he should do more of that too! We may have to work out some kind of collaboration ideas for him to do more drawings of my plush. I can already imagine some ACEO size pieces… Now to get him to put some work back up in his Etsy shop. 😉

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