Monday 22 December 2008

Plushied out

I have had a very busy few days. First was the open gallery art fair at This Is Not a Shop over in Smithfield. It was a good couple of days, and I sold lots of things including all my owls, an elf, a bunny, my rhino and stag beetle and a few patches. All in all it was really good this year, the walls were jam packed with artwork.

Then on Saturday I had my plushie Christmas workshop. It was the first time I had done anything like this, so I was a bit nervous before it started. Once I got on with it I was too busy to be worried about anything. It was just three hours long and we only had time to make one design up. I'm happy though that I gave a comprehensive enough introduction to sowing that they might continue on with it.

Other plushie news is that I have a few items on sale in the Irish Design Shop. Its open in Powerscourt town centre until christmas. They have a few of my screenprinted items and a couple of my 'unicorn' plushies.

Lastly, I have put up what I have left in my Dawanda shop (link on the right). Theres just a couple of patches and my flame-boy elf.

Its been a good start to the christmas holidays. Now I just have to get on with organising the last of my present buying and card making.


  1. I stumbled across your blog from a link on Scott Morse's site and man these plushies are cool! How long did it take for you to learn how to do this? Was it something you learned in during your time in art school?


  2. hi paul,

    Thanks for you comment

    I began making plushies about 2 years ago. I saw that I could make some of my character designs (i do animation) into 3-dimesional creations. A lot of my progress was just trial and error. I found tutorials online and my mother gave me a sowing machine. Its not as hard as it looks :)

  3. Hello,

    Sorry to bug you again, but you mentioned online tutorials. Are there any sites in particular that you would recommend for someone starting out making plushies?

    Thanks for your time!

  4. some good sites are

    You have to do a little bit of looking around to find the tutorials

  5. I'm following your blog. You watched my etsy, thanks.

    I really like your stuff, the all white "unicorns" are my favorite, and a really nice idea selling a painting with the elephant. Looks nice.