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.
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 ;)
These 3 plush are my submissions for the annual Plush You! plush show in Seattle next month. Ammonite, Dia de Muertos Trilobite and Opabinia are on their way to a wetter climate!
Opabinia. A little bit of the process on making an Opabinia plush. Opabinia are found in the fantabulous Burgess Shale! This one was a custom color request from an Etsy customer. I love when requests come with fun color combos.
Parasaurolophus plush. I was asked to make a Parasaurolophus plush based on a young boy(future paleontologist)’s favorite dinosaur model. I am a big fan of Parasaurolophus and the person requesting is incredibly kind, so of course I was more than willing to give it a try. It turned out pretty cute! A little more as though the dino model had gone on a diet…and its legs could no longer support itself, but it is still more than willing to be a bed time snuggle pal. Dinosaurs don’t need to stand all the time anyways. It’s just showing off really ;)
Ammonite keychains. A little peek (a peek just because I was too lazy to document more of the process) of the creation of my new Ammonite keychains. I hope to carry these as constant items in my Etsy shop like the Eurypterid keychains. All of these have sold already, but hopefully I’ll have a chance to make more soon!
Treveropyge Trilobite keychain. This was a request I was working on for an Etsy customer. Treveropyge Trilobites are known for their very large convex eyes. This is the first time I’ve used wire and beads on a plush, but I think it conveys the general compoundy-ness I was going for. :) And they look angry. Not quite the usual ‘adorable’ end result for me, but maybe that’s because I went a little bit more realistic (probably not color-wise, though hehe).
The inspiration and the resulting plush (keychain). This was my first introduction to the weird and wonderful Walliserops Trilobite. I have since made them into full size plushes and even scarves.
One of the inspiration images and the resulting plush. This is the extinct whorl tooth shark Helicoprion.