Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My first 2 plushies.



The top one is painted white muslin. The bottom one is straight up material. Both are hand stitched. Can't wait to learn how to use a sewing machine. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever say that. The face is 4 buttons and a rusty washer I found on a walk in my neighborhood. I thought the washer was so cool that I went to Home Depot and bought bags of different sizes and put them out in my back yard to rust up. Hot dang I love rust!

14 comments:

maura said...

ha! these are great, Jim! so goofy & fun! would be interesting to integrate other "old" or vintage objects onto them, too. very fun!

jim bradshaw said...

thanks. I like the way you think Maura.

Darren said...

Fantastic! Love the teeth!

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks Darren. Oral hygiene is very important to me and this little booger. ;)

Melissa said...

These are Kick Ass. Love the rusty washers...

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks. I'm glad you like 'em.

Breadwig said...

your organic experimentations always pull through. These are great. Have you actually used the PLUSHIE program to generate patterns? It's pretty rad.

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Bryan, thanks. No I never heard of it. I'll have to check it out. I write you if I can't find it by Google.

flora said...

HA....I love both of them and the Munny too!! You did great! They are so cute!

jim bradshaw said...

thanks flora, I'm glad you like them.

JUNKER JANE said...

Great plushies! I tell you, making plushies is addicting!! Be prepared to dream about threads and buttons, lol.

jim bradshaw said...

Hey JJ - I visited you blog and witnessed some kick-butt plushies there. BTW: it will all be more addicting if I can learn how to use a sewing machine. It takes too long doing it by hand.

JUNKER JANE said...

It does take more time and that can be frustrating when you can already see the finished product in your head....but there is also something about handstitching... it's funky primitive. Thanks for the kick butt compliment, ditto to your illustrations!

Anonymous said...

I love the construction!
http://www.heartrockshome.com/heartrockshome/2007/09/the-juxtapositi.html
Back in college we used to pee on our iron sculptures outside to rust them...but this link might be a bit classier... haha.