Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fabric Wall Art - Robot

Our latest piece of sewn, fabric wall art. 14" x 17" Stretched on a wooden frame, and ready to hang. This piece and many others will be at the SoWa Winter Market tomorrow from 10am - 3pm | 485 Harrison Ave, Boston

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Introducing MerBunny & MerFox!

Gubicza & I have been collaborating on some sewn fabric wall art based on his illustrations. After completing this recent mermaid shown below (20" x 24"), I couldn't wait to combine some of my animal toy designs with a mermaid tail. I've been using upholstery remnants that I received from a local business to create the colorful, patterned tails. I love the way the bunny & the fox came out. I'm planning on adding a MerMonkey and MerBear to the lineup soon.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Recent Custom Work - Rhino Accounting

I just finished this custom plush toy for Rhino Accounting, a Canadian company that develops small business accounting software for Google Apps. They asked me if I could turn their logo/mascot into a plush toy. The most challenging part of this project was creating the head. It took a lot of thinking and drawing on fabric to decide where to place the seams to get the best results. Here is the finished product:

It helps that I had a fun character illustration to work from. The finished rhino guy can stand up on his own and has jointed arms.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Zooguu Chick PDF Pattern now for sale

Just in time for spring, I've finished writing the PDF pattern for my chick design. The 13 page document contains step by step photographs, diagrams and descriptions explaining the process of how to make one of these little guys. The PDF contains pattern pieces for three different sizes, depending on how small/large you want to make it!

You can purchase my pattern at the following places:

Zooguu's Etsy Shop

Zooguu's Craftsy Pattern Shop

One of these chicks would be a great handmade addition to any Easter basket!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Eugene the 2' tall jointed dinosaur

Ever since I've been making my shelf-sized, 10" jointed dinosaurs, I've wanted to create one that was much larger. I use little buttons inside each of the limbs on the smaller dinosaurs, so I had to order bigger doll joints for this upcoming project. The day before the joints were scheduled to arrive, I get a message from someone asking if I can make one of my dinosaurs in a larger size, about 2' tall. The timing could not have been better! I love when these things happen! The recipient of my largest jointed creation has already named him Eugene, and he is so happy to be going to a loving home.