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Saturday, October 03, 2009

My home made scraggy owl


My home made scraggy owl
Originally uploaded by kipperfrog
Now here's something I forgot to blog 2 years ago! This is a picture of a my home made scraggy owl cuddly. I remember picking up a design magazine a few years back, which I think was partially responsible for this! I really like Japanese inspired vinyl character toys, like the Moofia series, and this magazine was all about how you could make your fortune designing characters and creating all the spin-off merchandising like plush toys and vinyl toys.. it all sounded like lots of fun, so I thought I'd have a go at making a random little character! While I'm on the topic of these things, it's definitely worth checking out these two on flickr: mypapercrane and Ana Paula Rimoli, who both make amazing custom character designs to sell, these are really cute! Anyway, what I did was just make up a quick sketch of a few different characters, chose one, and then headed off to the haberdashery (Knights in Reigate).. these places are dangerous!! The upstairs of Knights is just full of every sort of fabric, loads of different buttons, sequins, felts, stuffings, stick on noses.. amazing! Then you have to try and choose from it all.. we were in there I'd say probably an hour and a half just trying out different combinations of fabrics and colours combinations! I settled on denim in the end, with red stripey cotton fabric for the head, yellow felt for the big eye O.o and the stripes, and corduroy for the other eye and the heart detail..

Here's the owl pre-sewing and stuffing. I flipped the front and back sections inside out before sewing them together most of the way around the edge (to hide the seam on the outside), I made sure to leave gaps for the wings to be attached at the end.. then I turned it back the right way out, and filled with stuffing.
Originally uploaded by kipperfrog

6 comments:

William said...

That's supposed to be an owl?

kipperfrog said...

Hehe.. well.. it started off as an owl..

Anonymous said...

No offence: It looks like a trash-can. ;)

Maybe a mascot for kids to recycle more and/or not to drop litter?

kipperfrog said...

haha, ok, so a flying bin?! hmm.. I'm thinking I shouldn't have posted this so close to the wheelie bin post..

William said...

Lol. Interesting observation. You could be onto something there! Maybe that rubbish (pun intended) post had a subliminal effect on the following one .....

kipperfrog said...

I reckon.. it's like I've just put the poisonous spider post right next to the Jamie's Italian post.. I'm wondering if it'll make it look less appetising.. hmm..