I just turned 30 on November 4th and decided to celebrate by getting one of the nerdiest tattoos ever! As you can see I now have an awesomely permanent tribute to my love of invertebrate paleontology on my shoulder/neck. I love everything about it from the crinoid itself to the little trilobite on its stem AND of course the school of ammonites that are being tossed around in the current.
Made another squishy version of a cool prehistoric shark! Stethacanthus. Couldn’t exactly make it have prickles with basic fleece as my material, but it works.
I have donated two plush to Princeton University’s event ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. Fittingly it is the Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur that have their epic battle in the book. My name (PaleoGirl Crafts) is even on the bottom of the poster in the tiny font!
This should be a great event so anyone in the area should check it out!
Stained glass triolobite window panel by trilobiteglassworks
Check out a friend of mine’s beautifully nerdy stained glass work!!
Made myself a nerdy infinity scarf. I made some stencils and hand painted each individual fossil onto the fabric. There are two different versions of gastropods, 2 different kinds of brachiopods and an archimedes bryozoan :D A bit of a stretch to find them all in one fossil bed, but it was just one of those ideas I got in my head that wouldn’t go away until I made it.
Lystrosaurus plush! After the Xmas rush I was finally able to take a little breather from custom orders and make something that I’ve wanted to make for a little while now. I remember being in my Evolution of the Earth class once upon a time and learning about Lystrosaurus fossil distribution helping confirm the existence of Pangea. I also love when the Lystrosaurus knocks into the camera in the BBC’s Walking with Monsters. I’m a sucker for a clumsy mammal-like reptile.
Just thought I would show off some great Anomalocaris patches my friend across the pond makes (and I am now the proud owner of two!)! Aren’t they adorable?? They come in the two different colors shown. If you desire some of these patches of your own check out her site http://www.shrimptees.bigcartel.com/category/woven-patches
A feathery Velociraptor plush request I made. Had difficulty figuring out the feathers, but it turned out ok. This plush is a bit bigger than my usual plush and you can see (thanks to my super awesome photography skills) that there are 5 empty spools of thread holding up its tail. Another scary turned to cuddly :D
A Pachycephalosaurus plush request. I’m happy with how it turned out! Its domey head took a lot more math and time then I had originally anticipated. Oooh geometry.
Amargasaurus! My sewing room is ‘decorated’ with a bunch of nerdy paleontology type posters; one of them being a National Geographic pull out poster from a while ago. It features my favorite Sauropod…Amargasaurus. I think the image has been seeping into my subconscious and I finally decided it needed to be created in plush form. I love its spines and creepy teeth. I put wire in its legs so it can actually stand on its own without any issues. It ended up being just over 2 feet long from nose to tip of tail. I’m a happy camper with it! https://www.etsy.com/listing/112570220/extinct-amargasaurus-fossil-plush-in