July 5, 2010

On my desk today,


I'm working on a new pattern for a Beaver, which, as always begins with a bit of sketching, and seeking out reference material.  Look at that, in this online era in which we live, a book!  Still the best place to start in my opinion.

It doesn't matter what I do, my softie designs always come out looking a little comical.  I guess it's just my style.  There are many other softie designers whose style I admire, Tamar (of course!) and Lauri to name two.  I find their work to have an edge I fear mine lacks, but that is something I've long since come to terms with.  Design style is something that constantly develops.  The designs I do now, are very different to how I was working when I began blogging three years ago, and no doubt in another three years, it will have evolved again.  There is an opportunity on the horizon to push myself to be a bit more experimental, I've been accepted to show at Plush You 2010 in Seattle.  Eeeek! what shall I make?, suggestions needed, animal, object, ...monster?!

13 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

congratulations at being accepted to show at Plush You as for suggestions my favourites of yours are the birds, so maybe a larger scale bird - like a vulture in floral?!!!!

i'm saying nothing about beaver . . . . .

Sarah Coggrave said...

Aw! Judging from the sketches that's going to be one cute beaver :-)

Sarah x

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

I adore your blog! I would love to see a softie featured as a hedgehog, fairy or robot! You exude creative genius, my dear!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I think your makes are gorgeous, that peacock you made a while back is so lovely and all your other things have real charm about them. Don't put yourself down.

Deborah Good said...

OOh, that's exciting - Seattle! have you exhibited abroad before?

I like the beaver design - looking forward to seeing the finished article.

Blue Farfallina said...

Oh wow!!! This is so interesting!!! I've been wanting to learn how to make patterns for softies!!! I think this is really a talent :) I love how your Beaver looks on your sketches :)

Siona Masters said...

I love the fact that you start work with a book. I still think they are wonderful too and much prfer working with a book beside me than a computer!

IdaDown said...

it's is funny how we are always so critical of our own work, and ready to think someones else's work is somehow better.. Any yet you have such a delightful, whimsical, unique style, that to do anything else would just not be right.

Patrícia Karina said...

Seus Toys sempre são lindos e encantadores! Sou sua fã. Um beijo.

Patrícia Karina said...

Seus Toys sempre são lindos e encantadores! Sou sua fã. Um beijo.

French Knots said...

Goodness, how exciting! That looks like a really prestigious show. How about something challenging like a sewing machine or a JCB?? Or a horse? A frog? Ok I'll shut up now!

Vellum said...

I think that you should make a cute sasquatch. They are kind of in season now, aren't they? And very pacific northwestern.

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