I asked twitter if they'd be interested in seeing my designs before they're made into plushies, and they responded with a pretty firm yes (except for my friend Ashley, who claims that there is enough cute in this world already, thank you very much). In the past, I've kept the designs relatively secret before I make them except to show them to a friend or two, but I feel like you guys would be the ones to share them with if I'm especially excited about them.
I guess most of the issue is that not all of the little creatures I design end up being made at all, whether I decide against it or can't find the right fabric or something else. I don't want to get your hopes up or anything. Either way, I'm definitely going to be working on these two (already have the fabric all set!) once I get back from traveling for the holiday.
I was having trouble getting the little black spots around the raccoon's eyes to look good at first. That's how I ended up giving him nerd glasses-shaped spots in the end! Sometimes I like to just try random things, make alternate versions of my designs, and then choose what I like best. I think he turned out super cute this way!
Things may change further once I start working with the actual fabric, whether it's by accident or I figure out a better way to do things as I go. It's probably pretty safe to say that they'll end up just as cute, if not cuter, than the original designs. Keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks!