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.
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
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!
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!
A week or so ago my husband and I took a vacation. As normal people choose to do, we thought the best use of our time would be driving aimlessly for days on end so we could enjoy the stiff leather seats of our car. Ok, so it wasn’t so much of an ‘aimless’ drive as it was purposeful. We were storm chasing! Of course that did mean we spent almost the entire vacation in the car, but I managed to sew up some keychains during our trip! A couple of the Ammonite keychains actually got to see the short lived tornado that was produced by the supercell that I’m standing in front of in the photo (photo was taken before the tornado produced). That cell also produced 5 inch hail which we safely avoided :) We went from Wyoming to Nebraska and down to Oklahoma and back. Overall a successful trip!
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/
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 ;)