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Giveaway Winner: Geek Chic Panda Sewing Kit

Homemade Toy Panda Plush
Just a quick update to note that the winner of the Geek Chic Panda Sewing Kit (selected using the Random.com number generator) is machinegunmama. Congrats! I’ll be in touch.

 

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The Little Tramp

Hand Screen Printed Plush Chaplin as The Little Tramp

I love silent movies and the movies of Charlie Chaplin so decided to have a go at creating a plush Chaplin or two. Here is my first, a solid plush with an image of Chaplin – screen printed by hand – on the front. For the reverse I couldn’t decide on a suitable fabric from my stash so printed my own, carving lino cut stamps of a bowler hat and cane and using these to hand print some plain cotton.

Note the lovely flowers I treated myself to in the first shot below:)

Hand Screen Printed Plush Chaplin as The Little Tramp
Hand Screen Printed Plush Chaplin as The Little Tramp
Hand Screen Printed Plush Chaplin as The Little Tramp

These Chaplins are available to buy from my Etsy store.


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Geek Chic Panda

Homemade Plush Panda

I really enjoy making toys. I try to make more sensible items, but I always get drawn back because toys are definitely the most fun thing to make & to share.

I had a sudden urge to make pandas so came up with the two designs pictured. A panda sporting glasses and another with a bow tie. They have screen printed faces and were sewn by hand.

They’re available from my Etsy shop.

Homemade Plush Panda
Homemade Plush Panda
Homemade Plush Panda


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Sleepy Cat & Proud Fox Doorstops

Handmade Plush Doorstop

Making the most of the last few days of my Christmas holiday I made a selection of doorstops. I made them in two designs, a sleepy cat and a rather proud looking fox. I screen printed the images in blue ink onto three different fabrics – a white, pale yellow and stripy Laura Ashley fabric. The doorstops were then backed with alternative fabrics in contrasting colours, and stuffed with toy stuffing, except the bases which were stuffed with gravel to give them sufficient weight to stand and serve as doorstops. They’re available in my Etsy store.

Handmade Plush Doorstop
Handmade Plush Doorstop


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Handmade Adventure Time Plush – Wobbly Arm Jake

Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time

This Christmas I made a plush Jake from Adventure Time for Phil. He has wobbly arms like Jake often does while singing or showing off in the show! His face is screen printed and he’s made using a yellow cotton.

Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time
Handmade Plush Jake from Adventure Time