Wednesday, 11 February 2015

One more cat

And a special one! The "love-at-first-sight" kind of cat. The model is Alice's family's cat called Mocha. Important info from Alice's mom: Mocha has claws in the back, not the front and she has very furry ears and face :-) 

Softie Mocha wasn't very photogenic... black face, repositioned head and claws - you know this time I think it was necessary to be different from the drawing in certain aspects. Anyway, we did our best, softie cats are pretty patient photo models!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Cats again

I haven't made exact statistics but I dare say cats are one of the most popular animals put on paper by kids. And yes, tigers are cats, too! Just a little bigger and wilder ones.

Crazy Color Cat by Daisy:

Sweet little white kitty by Anoushka:

And Fluffy, the tiger for Emma:
(Fluffy has a story: Royal Mail is usually very reliable, but this time it was slower than ever... which means Fluffy didn't arrive in time to wait for Emma under the Christmas tree. Emma's mom found out a story for her daughter: "Santa noticed the elves hadn't written Fluffy on her tiger's chest, and he only noticed when the were loading the sleigh. So he has sent Fluffy back to the elves workshop for them to add Fluffy's name and make her perfect. He'll have to though send Fluffy by post from the North Pole and she'll arrive in a few days." And the story with a print out photo of Fluffy softie worked!)

Monday, 9 February 2015

Softie and facts in black and white

To tell you the truth it is so much easier to post a softie on Facebook when you are in a hurry. And the advantage of Facebook is that you can get immediate feedback, which is not so common here on the blog but it helps a softiemaker to survive everyday struggles. This is the main reason why I neglected my poor blog for a while... I'm trying to return back :-)

I loved every little detail of this black and white self-portrait made by Sally's sister at the age of 4 or 5. She was turning 24 last December and she was pretty surprised to get this softie for her birthday.

And some details that are not often shown on Facebook:

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