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
Steampunk Anomalocaris! What a dapper gentleman he is. This was a special request from an Etsy customer for a gift. Had to special order the fabric online as apparently fabric stores aren’t cool enough to carry old world map prints. The leftover fabric has already been assigned to projects so I think I’m going to retire this specific version of Anomalocaris (meaning please please no one message me 3 days before Xmas begging for me to make one for their most favorite person in the world). Unless someone offers to pay off my student loans for me. I might make an exception in that case ;)
Here are the plush versions I made of creatures found in the Burgess Shale. The first image is one of the many illustrations that exist that depicts a still shot of what the Burgess Shale looked like during the Cambrian explosion 530 million years ago (if all the creatures stopped to pose together for a family photo during their yearly picnic). I haven’t made all of the Burgess Shale critters yet, but maybe some day! And actually now that I look at it a couple of the ones I have made aren’t featured in the family photo. Oops.
I feel like I almost have made enough of these to make a Brady Bunch type photo square of just the Anomalocaris (Anomalocarises? Anomalocari? Pluralizing creatures has never been my strong suit). These are often the creations I’ve made that I get the most search hits on and within the last few months the most requests for. Anomalocaris are fascinating and awesome at the same time so I can completely understand :)
I usually end up working on them while I’m work (I have a lot of down time and it’s more productive for me than staring at the wall). It’s always an interesting situation to try to explain to people what the heck it is that I’m making. Most of my creations are like that, but Anomalocaris in particular. Inevitably “Wait, so it’s NOT a dinosaur?” comes up haha. I guess that sort of confusion is more acceptable than my mom when she occasionally asks “How are your aliens selling?”