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!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Custom Fuzzy: Ichabod

It's a little early for spooky Halloween stuff, but given that stores are starting to display Halloween goodies, I thought I'd show off my latest custom creation: Ichabod, the tuxedo cat. Ichabod is mostly my sister's cat. She and her boyfriend named him Ichabod, after Ichabod Crane from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

As a challenge, my sister's boyfriend requested a custom Fuzzy of Ichabod. I made him during a two-hour car ride from memory, and I must say, he came out pretty close! Guess all those times I played with Ichabod paid off!

The cat eyes are part of a new design that I'm experimenting with. They're made with a thin yellow pipe cleaner with two beads. I'm thinking I need to show a little more separation between the eyes. I also would like to add some whiskers. And the ears could be a little smaller.

Overall though, I'm really happy with how he came out. My sis and her b-friend seemed to really like him as well. At least this version of Ichabod won't scratch her boyfriend up! =)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Naughty Dog Series

The last few days have been stinkin' hot, and to our alarm, we found FLEAS on our adorable little Maggie! Yuck-O! I've never done so much research on fleas in my life.

And maybe it's the fleas getting to my head, but they inspired me to create a naughty dog series (and by no means am I saying that Maggie is naughty for getting fleas, but those fleas sure are)! They each come with their own little polymer clay bone, fire hydrant, and pee spot!

This one looks like our little Maggie (except it's a boy). He looks like he's saying, "Yay! I'm peeing! Care to join me?"

And this grumpy little beagle appears to be saying, "Don't bother me. I'm peeing."

I've also developed some new packaging for my items! What do you think??