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!
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.
I just thought that you might like to know a cute little story about the Walliserops you sent me.
Yesterday my distressed 4year old neighbour announced she had nothing for her show and tell, so we grabbed Wally went on wikipedia, got some show and tell cards about Trilobites and off she went.
Turns out her talk when great all the other kids just brought teddies, so Wally was a star hit. Her teacher was seriously impressed and sees a little palaeontologist in the making.
Anyway I’m planning to order up another trilobite around Christmas so she can have one of her own.
Thank you for your awesome inspiring plushies.
- Loved this story from an Etsy customer of mine
Baby girl’s first Trilobite! Customer appreciation photo :) Now here’s a baby that’s getting a good start on life. Thanks to her mum for sending me the photo!
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!
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.
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.