And all the pipe cleaner animals stood erect-- a fierce wall of nylon and wire defiance--
with one voice they exclaimed, "We shall not be silenced!"

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Fuzzy - Baby Snow Seal

Here is my latest little Fuzzy... It's a baby snow seal! This little guy measures approximately 1.5 inches and is made entirely our of white pipe cleaners and plastic beads. As usual, no glue used, just traditional wire-wrapping techniques. I've been conceptualizing this seal for a while now. Finally figured out how to do the head and muzzle, but it took some thinking.

These baby seals are so cute in real life... it's hard to believe anyone would want to kill them for their pelts. It seems so savage. They're so sweet and innocent!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fuzzington at the San Diego County Fair (Part 2)

My second entry to the San Diego County Fair was in the spirit of their theme this year: Music Mania. I decided to make a little marching band of instruments. This was the first time I worked with metallic pipe cleaners, and I'd have to say, they were a bit messy to work with! They're essentially made of tiny bits of tinsel and they are very rough. Certainly not soft enough for my usual fuzzies!

I made a tuba, a drum, and a flute. They're all walking in time to the conductor. The sheet music that they are marching on is for "America, the Beautiful." I thought this was a rather patriotic piece, and kind of funny. I'd never made instruments before, but I thought these were cool for the first try! =)

Hope the judges like them!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fuzzington at the San Diego County Fair (Part 1)

This year, I thought I'd try my hand at submitting an entry to the Home and Hobby Competition at the San Diego County Fair! I decided to make two entries. One was a fun diorama using the Fuzzies the I already had, and the other was in the spirit of the this year's fair theme, "Music Mania."

The first diorama was entitled "Best of Show." The setting is an animal competition at the Fuzzington County Fair, displaying the first and second place winners.

For example, here we have the winning rabbits:

I made the pink one first place because I love pink!!! It's my favorite color!!

But wait, there's more to the story...

Here's the little guy who won second place in the bird category:

He certainly tried to put on his best show! He fluffed his feathers, stood up really straight-- he even got all dressed up with the cute little bow, but he was no competition for the first place winner of the bird category, who also stole the entire show...

The grand prize winner is...
Baby, the dino-bird!!!

I've never even heard of a dinobird. Have you? Hmmm... maybe it's some sort of exotic species.

Hey, hey! Hold on a sec! Something doesn't look right here. Who are these two guys in the background?

Why are they high-fiving? And why are they holding the trophy??
Something doesn't look right about all this...

Second Fuzzy creation to come in Part 2 of this blog entry...

Fuzzington is Coming Back!!

Hello Friends!

It's been a while since I updated this blog. Far too much time has passed since I've been up to my Fuzzy shenanigans!! I've been super busy with school and can't wait until summer session is over so I can get working on the pipe cleaners again! They have been sad and neglected and have been calling me deperately! Just one week to go and we'll be back in business!

Not too much has happened since March... I did, however enter a lot of the Fuzzies as a diorama into the San Diego County Fair Home and Hobby contest. I'll post something soon with pics so you can see the Fuzzies at work.

Anyhow, you can expect to see more activity in this blog and at the store!! Looking forward to getting back into the action and hearing from all of you!!

- Fuzz