I’ve been working on a set of plush deep sea creatures for a couple of years. I’ve been calling them “Deep Creeps.” (Yes, I know, it sounds just like “Sweet Meats.” I’m a one-trick pony when it comes to titles.) ANYWAY, after several iterations but no real progress, I decided that I would use the Plush You! show at Schmancy as my deadline for having finished versions of a dumbo octopus and an angler fish. I finally finished them yesterday and they’ll arrive tomorrow, a scant two days before opening night. It remains to be seen whether they’ll actually make it into the show now.
In August, I made two pillows embroidered with original drawings in glow-in-the-dark thread. They look cool in the dark, but Plush You is a high-caliber plush show, not an embroidery show. I put the pillows up in my Etsy shop and started over. One month plus one extremely intense sewing week later, I’ve got two finished creeps and a massive tension headache. So if you’ve been wondering what my craft-a-day has been since I last posted an update, here are the foam models, patterns, and body part prototypes I’ve been churning out. These are just the few I hadn’t thrown out yet.
And here are the finished Creeps. For more photos/larger versions you can visit my Flickr stream. Yes, the angler’s bulb glows in the dark.