Monday, March 26, 2012

My Favorite Things

Peculiar Poppets Playing
They love to Giggle  =)

Since I was little I loved my stuffed toys.  I didn't have barbie dolls, just wasn't my thing, but give me a plushie and I can have a blast.  
When I made clothing and costumes years ago I would make plush bunnies for gifts that were themed for the recipients.  When I started getting away from costuming I started to explore making toys.  I love to share smiles and laughter, I could not think of any better way to do that then though toys.
My latest creations have been the Peculiar Poppets.  There is no pattern so each one is a one-of-a-kind toy, even if they have the same jumper on their shape, expressions and accessories are always different.  If I use a found object or vintage item for the accessory it becomes even more unique.  Once the toy is complete they get a few sentences to describe their personality.  You can see Heinrick above, he like butterflies.  He visits botanical gardens to enjoy the plants at look for butterflies.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Favorite Things

I have not been keeping up with my blog well, I will be trying to do better in the future.  I have hit a health hiccup that is hindering my creating for a few weeks, so I thought I would share some of my favorite things with you.

Let us start with Melanie:

She is my Great Niece and will be turning two in May.  She is amazingly smart (and I'm not just saying that because she is related to me), she will try to puzzle things out to understand them and is very observant.  She is of course a sweetheart and a doll.  Many of her expressions remind me of my niece when she was little.  Such great fun to see little ones discover the world.