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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Alice the Lion






There's not a whole lot to say about Alice, other than that you can now purchase her from the Buy Now section of my blog.  Please note that I have just sold the last green-eyed Alice and her eyes are now yellow.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Before there was a Monster there was...Frankenstein's Bunny




                                                                                 

He had to start somewhere right? This is one of my favorite bunnies to make because I love adding the large black stitches at the end.



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Attack of the Zombunnies Part Two!!!

 Redesigned with tons of feedback from my family and friends and customers, here are the best zombunnies ever! They have poly-pellet stuffed bodies giving them a fantastically stable base. The Dragger zombunny (Linda, pictured left) no longer rolls onto her head, instead balancing on her paws with a weighted base. You can now purchase zombunnies using the option on the right hand side of the screen. Please keep in mind that mangled limbs and hanging gore are done free hand and will vary from doll to doll, as will the color and style of buttons used.

Linda

Max



Max
George

Steve

George





Barbara
Barbara

Thursday, August 4, 2011

If there's Zombunnies in your neighborhood, who you gonna' call?

Hrm...perhaps we shouldn't call this guy.

     The white and black monster slayers look   like brothers, but at heart they are as different as cabbages and umbrellas.  The white slayer is an all-around good bunny, but the black slayer is brooding and angry. What dark secret is he hiding? They fight on the same side, but these two bunnies will never really trust each other.

These bunnies stand about 6" tall (including the ears) and the sword they hold is an over-sized yarn needle (it's a bit sharp, as I found out the hard way.

The sign at my display at Confluence.

The two slayers that I brought to the Confluence art show.











If you like these guys, you can purchase them on the right side of the screen. Each slayer is slightly different, so please allow for variations in eye color, button style, and the ratio of grey to white or black in each ear. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The very latest in Wizards!

Here are my latest wizards.   I've been working on making some better free-standing dolls, and hit on the right combination of stuffing (plastic pellets), and closing techniques to make a more stable doll.  I'm also comfortable enough with jewelry making techniques to have added a lot of accents like chains and dangling charms.

 Here's the best news. The White Snow Wizard (below) is still available, and he is for sale. Just click the Paypal button on the left hand side of the screen to buy him. He's one of a kind, so grab him now! (and for anyone who is unfamiliar with Paypal, you can use a Paypal account or just use your credit card. Paypal is very safe and reliable, and I've been a very happy customer of their for about eight years.)


 
These two were made for Confluence 2011's art show.  (for more about Confluence 2011 from a convention-goer's perspective check out www.hotcoldrunningbooks.blogspot.com )  





 This little guy is on his way to my friend Connor. He is the first wizard to have a slightly re-designed hat (same pattern, different stitch) and a slightly military flair.




I originally designed this doll after the character Schmendrick the Magician in The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle. I got to make this wizard for Peter and give it to him when he was in Pittsburgh for Anthrocon in June. While many of my wizards wear keys to their front doors or potions cabinet, Peter's wizard holds the key to the universe. True story.
Peter's Wizard with no hat and the head of Connor's wizard.