As I have mentioned before, three of my little toys are going to be part of this year's Plush You. As they have safely arrived in Seattle I thought that it was about time to share them with you lovely people :)
As I enjoyed making the "My Hugsy Eats..." bunny, cow and penguin so much, I though that it would be nice to continue the collection with a cat, a monkey and a dog.
This is My Hugsy Eats... Fish. You know when sometimes you eye up a fabric without much idea of what to do with it but, something inside you screams out "Get it! Get it, you'll find a purpose for it!". Well, this Japanese "scale" fabric was one of those. In my mind's eye I could feel it being part of something really nice! You can't see it from the photo but, the scales have a little bit of gold in them that makes it that little bit cooler.
This softie was also a bit of a pain, it took me 3 attempts to get it right. The first one really freaked me out as it was starting to look like Pikachu (the cat was originally meant to be yellow), the second was condemned from the start... Poor fabric choices make sad kitties, and as it tore away the cheek due to a mistake, the fabric underneath fell apart o_O
My Hugsy Eats... Bananas took a little longer than the others to leave the design stage. For some reason I just couldn't get the monkey face right! None of my drawings had enough monkey-ness. So, I had a bit of a pow wow with the bear and came up with this, which made me much happier.
My Hugsy Eats... Hot Dogs. Ok, I know that it is a bit of a stretch (although some dogs would rather have sausages instead of pedigree pal), but the stereotypical dog food is bones and as I was making the other ones it just felt too simple too me, hence the hot dogs!
Also, the "C" on it's little medal is an homage to my dog Chouriço (Smoked Sausage in Portuguese).