Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Plushie Profile: Henrietta the owl

After a bit of a holiday break, I've been back in my craft room, making as many plushies as I can. Tonight I finished a batch of 20 Henrietta owl plushies! Henrietta is the second plushie I designed, and I started making and selling her in a smaller size with Henry on tour last winter. Because of this, she has pretty much the same beginnings as Henry.

She takes a few less pieces than Henry does, mostly because her eyes are embroidered on instead of cut out of felt and sewn on like Henry's. In fact, I freehand embroider her eyes. This makes her a bit more unique as every Henrietta plushie looks slightly different.

While I was working on this batch of Henrietta plushies, I ran out of the purple thread I use to whipstitch her face and wings to her body. I asked my twitter followers whether they'd be upset if I used a contrasting color instead, and they didn't seem to mind. I hadn't done this before on a plushie, since I try to keep them as close to the picture as I can. I don't want anyone to be disappointed because they were expecting something else. Luckily, when I used the dark grey thread to match her body color instead, it blended in really well. It'll be really difficult to tell the difference.

I'm really glad to have finished this batch of Henrietta owl plushies so she can keep Henry company in the Etsy store. Fly on over if you'd like one... or maybe even grab a pair if they're both still in stock!

As for what's in store next, I'm planning to work on some new designs. I picked up a couple new types of fabric that I haven't worked with before, so it might take a little while to get the kinks worked out. I have them all drawn, they just need to be made into patterns and tested out. Either way, I hope to be able to share them with you guys soon. I also am working on my first tutorial that I'll be able to share with you soon! Here's a hint... I have to wait until our Christmas tree's up to do it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited that you made more Henrietta owls! I've been wanting one ever since I bought Henry back in April. I can't wait until she arrives :)