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
These 3 Eocene plushes I made are going to be used as educational pieces for the JOIDES Resolution drilling research vessel as they drill for Eocene (~50 million year old) sediments in the Atlantic through June and July. They will be featured in videos and ship to shore video chats with schools in New Zealand and Australia and even to Bryce Canyon National Park. They’re going to have a contest on their FB page to give them names hehe
Here is the link to their webpage for anyone that’s curious! http://joidesresolution.org/
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).
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.