20110521

"I mean of COURSE you're a girl dragon! You're just reeking of feminine beauty..." - Donkey

My niece is to thank for putting the idea of making a dragon into my head.  I watched and thought of many movies that had dragons in them: Spirited Away, Dragon Hunter, The Hobbit, Tales from EarthSea, Shrek, Never Ending Story, Pete's Dragon.  This dragon, Dee Dee, was mostly influenced by How to Train Your Dragon because they were so many different, colorful and fun dragons in it.
Next, I dove into my sock and glove stash.  All unused.  Dee Dee the Dragon ended up being made out of 1 sock with toes for her main body, an orange glove for her spikey tail and various socks for her mouth, tongue, tail, bottom, teeth and wing.  The non-knit parts were velvet for the top of her nose, felt and buttons for her eyes.
Dee Dee has a beaded bottom for weight and a pretty little bow on her back that I decided to leave on from her main body sock.  Thanks to my co-workers who helped to name Dee Dee.  She is currently up for adoption through my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74530308/dee-dee-the-dragon-fun-plush-fantasy.

20110410

Remi the Rabbit

Happy Easter!  Happy Spring!  
Happy Year of the Rabbit!
Remi the Rabbit

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My newest creation is named Remi the Rabbit because he is made out of remnants of many fabrics.  He has fabrics from New York when I was working in the theater, hand dyed fabrics from Fiber Artist Deborah Gregory, and donated scraps from many dear friends.  After I cut, sew and resewed these fabrics together I decided to add ribbons and unique fibers I acquired when I was weaving in the Fiber Studio at SCAD.

 
Remi was adopted through my etsy store

Remi is fully jointed.  This means his arms, legs and heads can all rotate.  I used plastic joints and eyes for the first time since there has been much demand for my Fuffalumps to be gifts for babies and toddlers.  He has plastic pellets encased in his feet so that he can stand.  He is about 10" tall.

 
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Why a rabbit?  They seem to keep popping up in my life this year.  Besides the fact that this is the Year of the Rabbit, there was a giant rabbit fossil discovered on a Spanish island, I purchased my first pair of Japanese Tabi socks have many rabbits on them and the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland has always been a favorite of mine.

Update:  Remi was adopted the day after this blog was posted and is now living in Wichita KS with many of his rabbit cousins.  Remi II was born just as William and Kate shared their second kiss on April 29, 2011.  He has also been adopted as a gift.  I didn't track how long Remi took but I did for Remi II since many people were curious, 12.5 hours.