First off, there's a really nifty facebook app I'd like you to check out. I can't take credit for any of the handmade plush featured in it, but let's just say I have extremely intimate knowledge of every piece in there. One of them was replicated 100 times for promotional purposes. I imagine that whoever had that project must have been very busy indeed! But, as I said, legally the artist responsible for this work cannot publicly take credit for it. Whoever she may be.
|Feel Better Friend! An app full of handmade plush. By someone really awesome.|
Next up, there's a very special date approaching. 11|11|11 is NEXT WEEK, and I've been making preparations for a few months to celebrate this grandest of dates in high style with the Corduroy Appreciation Club, a social club based in New York City that celebrates this every-man's fabric and its related items. They hold spectacular meetings on dates that resemble corduroy, and this upcoming date of 11|11|11 is the date that most closely resembles corduroy of ALL TIME!
Not one to miss out on grand events, I will be packing the family into the minivan and trekking out to New York to attend this meeting, which is reported to be the last of its kind. I have this on authority, as my brother and his betrothed help run the organization. A multitude of wondrous events are planned, some of which are still being kept under wraps, but suffice it to say we have a very personal reason to attend this meeting that celebrates all things corduroy. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Once it's over I will regale you, not to worry! Many, many pictures with hilarious descriptions will rain down upon you, dear reader.
|The whale is the mascot of the CAC, and should always be facing left.|
|Look at my fancy membership card! Backed in CORDUROY!!! Jealous?|
To attend a CAC meeting you must be wearing a minimum of two items of corduroy, which for this most auspicious date has been raised to THREE items. I've been making dresses, ties, helping with spats, scouring vintage shops, and I think we're good to go. Jason even has a pair of cordarounds, whose horizontal wale greatly diminishes crotch friction. Fancy!
So, while I put all the final details on our preparations, check out Plush Team's blog, where I've been celebrating 11 days of corduroy, revealing a different plush piece from the show each day. Also peruse the CAC's blog, as they have their own 11 days of corduroy to help you get into the spirit.
|A sneak peek at a special project I made for the CAC. |
ALL HAIL THE WALE!!!