I have been working on a new project for the past few weeks.
My soft sculptures began with the little Owlie that I posted about recently, a lunch pet that turned into a nap pet in three dimensions.
Since then, Owlie has been Q's nap pet every day at school, and has traveled home to accompany her to bed in her own room each night.
When Q began requesting more softies, I began to sketch...
...and once I begin to sketch, well...
So a new "softie" division of my shop was born.
The first set I created was a sea life set.
Along with making wonderful nap pets, they also make lovely shelf or sofa decor. I have included an option for custom-made softies, and a discount for multiple orders, in case you want to create a collection!
Q is pretty excited about the whole thing as well.
Not that she's really all that interested in my shop.
She really isn't.
She's doing the happy dance because every time I come up with a new set, she is able to con a new custom softie out of me. So far, in addition to Owlie, she has a custom-made Sparky (after the Tim Burton film Frankenweenie which we saw last week), a custom mini-fish (in Q's favorite colors), and a bunny on the way.
Q has been a great sport about helping out with my shop photos, and in the process she has discovered that the octopus from my sea life set makes a lovely pillow. I have a feeling she will soon have her very own octopus nap pillow to use on her school cot.
The softies have been a huge success with the Q, and a great deal of fun for me. My little sewing machine has been brought out of its lengthy retirement and is now being pressed into hard service in the studio!
I already have several new sets on the drawing board.