For a very limited time, I've agreed to take five custom plushie orders so I can raise money for one of the tours I'm going on this summer! Riddikulus 2012 is a rolling wizard rock festival tour with six bands, and we've been running a Kickstarter Campaign to cover costs such as gas, the tour van, and tour merchandise. If you donate at the $200 Fairweather Friends plushie level, I will work with you to make your drawing or specific idea into your very own, one-of-a-kind plush toy! I'm only taking three more custom plushie orders and this Saturday, March 31st is the last day you can donate. Click here if you'd like to check out the Kickstarter campaign!
I'm going to be touring all summer (and I've got a few shows next week!) so if you'd like to check out my list of shows, go to laurenfairweather.com/shows. I'll be selling tiny owl plushies that are exclusive to my merch table there as well, while supplies last!
One of my favorite things about the new tiny plushies (which you can only buy at one of my shows if I have any in stock) is that I've been practicing freehand embroidery on their little faces. The more I embroider, the more I want to learn more about embroidery! I've been replacing felt details with little embroidery floss stitches and it looks wonderfully handmade and adorable. I bought a book called Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray, and I'm looking forward to using its stitches and techniques in my work more often.
Because I freehand the stitches, occasionally glancing at my original sketch, every face ends up looking just a little bit different. It gives the pieces character and makes them just that much more unique. If you make it out to one of my shows where I still have owls left to sell and you'd like to buy one, pick the one that speaks to you! You'll own the only one just like it.