Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day of The Dead

Hello fellow plush lovers!

This is my contribution to our PlushTeam's latest challenge. The theme was the Day of The Dead celebrations and this is my take on it.
It is entitled "Radiant". It is all hand embroidered and made with wool blend felt, cotton embroidery thread as well as metallic thread.
The shape of the character was taken from my voodoo dolls' classic shape :)
It is available for sale in our team shop on Etsy.

I am planning on making more framed embroidery pieces like this so stay tuned :)
AC aka Hibou

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Armor Games - Demons Vs. Fairyland


For all of you Armor Games fan you will be happy to check this out! 
I was honored to be hired to make Armor Games' new game, Demons Vs. Fairyland (coming out soon), characters come to life by making them into 3D hand sewn felt ones.
These little pixel guys will be used for press kits and I'm sure it will make some people happy!
Here is a sample of the first batch I made. There's the Princess, Tentacle guy, and the Evil Lord. 
They were all had sewn by me. 
First I had to draw all the characters to scale and then I had to cut all the pixels in paper. I then had to cut all the pixels in the right color felt before I could assemble the puzzle and sew it all together on a piece of felt cut out to the exact outline shape of the character.
It took a lot of cutting and sewing as each characters is composed of a lot of pixels! I also had to find the best color match possible for the felt and then I had to do the same with the thread… luckily I was able to stay as close as possible to the original characters so I was pleased with the result :)
Here are a few "making of" pictures:

Here is the second batch with the Evil Kids and the Knight.

I had fun making these, even though it was very labor intensive, and now I'm looking forward to make something with not so many angles ;)


Friday, April 11, 2014

More Spring colors!

Spring Owls… Here is a new one:

These two have sold already but more are in works so check out my Etsy shop to catch yours :)

Happy Spring!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring color palette!

Has Spring sprung yet?????? 
It hasn't really here in New England but I've been working with Spring colors for a while now so at least it's Spring in my studio :)
Here are some more pictures of my Spring colors / embroidery adventures.

I am making more owls like this one but in different colors. They sell fast but you can check out my shop and I also accept custom jobs :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

A star is born… (Stuffed Magazine Vol 7 Issue 1)

Hello Folks!
Neehow the Ninja pigeon is please to announce that he just got famous ;) He's been published alongside his good friend Master Wooshu in the new issue of Stuffed Magazine!
Check this out...

Somebody is very pleased ;)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Embroidery galore for 2014!

Oops… it happened again, I kind of forgot I had a blog ;) 
But new year, new resolutions right? So maybe this year will be the year for frequent blog posts!
New year new designs too so here are some of the ;attest I have been working on. As you can see I have been concentrating a lot on embroidery lately and I have let it be the star of the design in most cases.

 Here are some "Monsieur Chat" - as I am wishing Spring to come (the sooner the better!!!) I have been making Spring color plush dolls like these Dapper Cats! I have used some vintage silk ties and experimenting with new stitches. I had a lot of un making these and the colors have definitely helped lift my mood!
(this one is a Cacharel tie… I felt a bit guilty cutting this one up but it was for a good cause!)

 (this one was an Italian Torrente silk tie)
 As for this owl, it was a custom order for the Fairfax coffee house down in West Virginia. I got inspired by the coffee place's facade for the colors and just started embroidering the front and made up the design as I went along.


I hope you enjoyed these. I think it's a good start to 2014 :)
More soon… promise!