Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Autumn softie-harvest

An extremely dangerous shark by George (5)

A purple & white & Coca Cola red bird by Laura (she's the mom of a 3-year-old boy)

Justin's self-doodle - if you are interested in his story, please read this article

"Mad Mommy" by Sydney (4)

Girl in red pink & white - the drawing was made when Melanie's daughter was a little girl, and this is given to her for her 16th birthday

Two softies for a sister & brother, No1. "Self-portrait with butterflies" by Emily (4.5)

No2. Callie, the tricolor cat by Mitchell (7)

Reinhold and his friendly Yeti by Sandy

And Raffaella's (6) Fairy Princess, who uses her wand to make the sun and moon rise - let's be grateful to Raffaella! :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ricario becomes a media personality

In case you missed the post on Facebook, well, this is the article of  The Wall Street Journal I  was mentioned in together with two other softiemakers - many thanks, Maria!

and this is Ricario with my own and only softie

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Summer Softies 2014 - Vol.3

Vol.3 = it is so difficult to classify the softies... well, here you can see mainly monsters, a unicorn, a special 3-in-1 creature and my first vehicle softies. The rotor of the helicopter can turn around!

3 in 1 by Lykke, 4

Mrs and Baby Budino by Sofia - poor Mrs Budino...

golden unicorn by Beth, 6

by Elliot, 17

happy monster by Erin

Koby's (5) mom is a helicopter pilot in Australia!

"Bubbles" is the nickname of a beloved auntie

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Summer Softies 2014, Vol.2

Vol.2 = animals: cat with a hat, small cat, large cat and non-cats

by Mackenzie, 6

by Eli-Birgitte
a "first-day-at-school" gift
by Alice - with some extra pics:)
the mom said it was a dog, but I always thought of him as a pink (and orange) panther...:)
Pünktchen the centipede
by Brett, a big kid:)
remake of a lost plushie

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Mumbai Pigeon

I loved everything about this commission: the drawing (the title of which was given by the parents), the story, and the mom, who told me the story. And I looked forward to starting sewing it so much. But big loves are not always easy... The colours were my problem, I simply couldn't find the shades I imagined. Finally I found the green for the spots, a green that had never been available in the shops here before. But the greys... First I wanted to make the spots black, later we chose some dark grey, but as I was sewing the dark grey spots on the body, I did not like them at all, they were not harmonious together with the grey of the body. So I searched through my scraps. And I found a small piece of light grey!! It looked good together with the body. So I started to remove the dark grey spots. As I was doing it, all of a sudden I realized that the best way would have been to use just a few dark grey spots with lots of light grey ones! Do you know the feeling when every little bits fall into place? That's what I was feeling then:)

The artist is Ptolemy, who was 4 and a half last summer, when he went on holiday to Mumbai with his parents. He drew the pigeon one morning before his parents woke up, after watching all the pigeons on the hotel window grill. I was not surprised at all that this drawing became so special for the whole family.

And this is Ptolemy actually looking out of the hotel window in Mumbai at the pigeons, the day before he drew "The Mumbai Pigeon":

A rajz Mumbai-ban (régi nevén Bombay) készült tavaly nyáron, és a firkagalamb most Tasmániába repült.