Friday, October 17, 2008

Dogbert got friends

I had a fun time making Dog-Bert some friends last night and today. I made two more little felted things- a little elf and cat- and three floppy stuffed animals. They will be posted little by little in my etsy store. I hope sunday afternoon I finally get to try my new tunic pattern.

From on of the articles I ran into today, I found this shop for huggable fleece monster dolls. They remind me of the Uglydolls that have been around for a while. The Monster Factory also has pretty funny videos posted on Youtube under the name of Ponymath.
Being on the subject of cute stuffed animals and plushies, I want to also mention two more talented designers:

Florence Forrest and her Flying Star Toy Shop. Oh, I want to have one of each! I like the way she mixes different fabrics. You can find more pictures from her flickr photostream also.

Sandra Monat at Herzenart. She also has a very nice website and store. Many of her creations pull from Nordic mythology and traditions- check out the vikings, women in aprons and knights on horses. If you are inspired she also keeps a blog here.


Florence Forrest said...

Thanks so much for the lovely write up about Flying Star Toys. It's always a thrill :0) also great to be in such talented company as Sandra too!


Rachie Vegas said...

Hello, hello! I saw you from a Military Spouse blog, then got linked to your Etsy and I love love love your work! :) Very cute stuff, indeed. Once I get myself extra money, I'll definitely be shopping your etsy. How's Georgia life? Bet its a *little* bit different than Finland, heh. I'm in SC, also a military spouse (who is now out of the Marines) and would absolutely die to go to Finland... looks gorgeous there! Anyways, hi!

Rachie Vegas said...

Crud, its using my old blogger name.

mirkah said...

Hi, thanks for lovely comments. Georgia is too humid, and Hinesville is about as far from city life as you can get. We've made some good friends, so that makes it worth the while to live here. We'll be movin to Ft Lewis, WA in January, so I'm lookin forward to that.
Finland is great, I hope to move back there after he retires. Anywhere in Scandinavia is definitely worth the travel if you ever make it!

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