Monday, December 21, 2009

I have the very best customers.

One of the many joys I've discovered running abbydid are the darling customers I meet. Sometimes a friend becomes a customer, sometimes a customer becomes a friend, but regardless, I have never have a negative transaction. I am extremely thankful for that, and am aware that not everyone is so lucky.

One of the glories of this little job of mine is the custom order. It is so much fun to make something with someone specific in mind. I piece the fabric together imagining the smile it will bring to that certain someone's face. It's totally hokey, I know, but this is my way of bringing a little more joy to the planet.

I have one custom order in particular I'd like to share with you. My dear friend Nancy has the most creative son Jack. He has created a super hero, complete with his own blog. She asked me to turn a drawing Jack had done of this super hero, Zebra Talker, into a plush to give him as a Christmas gift.

I finished him last night. What do you think?

The work I do is so much fun - I really enjoy it. But this piece was extra special. I can't wait to hear how Jack reacts!

If you have a drawing you'd like to see soft and squeezable, give me a shout. I LOVE a challenge!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've been busy busy busy with the plushmaking, and clearly I have not been blogging. Bad Abby. Anyway, I have a plethora of ideas rolling around in my head, and one of them was absolutely bursting to get out. So here it is:
Why, Abby, what is that? I'm so glad you asked! It is a MONSTER MUFF! I KNOW! So fun. Our gorgeous model (whom I also made, thank you very much) is sporting the latest style for the winter season. It is a large knucklebiter, fully lined in fur, filled with extra batting for warmth. You place one hand in its mouth, and the other hand, well, let's just say monster muff really doesn't mind.

The important thing here is you will be WARM and you will be having FUN and you will be the ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS! These come in adult (with the tail forming a wrist strap) and child (with a silky cord to wear around the neck to prevent muff loss). Look for them in my etsy shop after Christmas has passed or place a custom order for one now!

PS - I fully realize muff is a loaded term for some of you (you dirty, dirty birds) so here's the deal - come up with a better name for this sucker and I will gladly rename it and give you all the credit. Until then, snicker quietly to yourself. Sheesh.