Wind me up.

April 30th, 2010 by Jessie

I stumbled across this the other day online somewhere and it made me laugh.

It also reminded me of me as I have an odd preoccupation with teeny wind up toys.

It’s reminiscent of this gem from my original photo archives:

I like this one, too, taken by Jonathan McIntosh, in Boston in 2003.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thank you, Tom Hanks.

April 28th, 2010 by Jessie

For launching the baby corn into the minor celebrity it now enjoys. It’s a bizarre, controversial vegetable, and yet, watching you nibble it ever so delicately in your sparkly white coattails, you’ve enchanted a nation and won our hearts to the cause of the Baby Corn.

Here is my homage to the mini veggie (which I do not prefer to eat, coincidentally):

Delightfully corny, only smaller!

I think I’ll be sending a bushel of these guys to Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA next month. If you find yourself in the neighborhood swing by the Plushteam booth and pick one up!

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Mad for it.

April 25th, 2010 by Jessie

I am falling in love with Amanda Visell. I’ll be out trolling the internets for inspiration, when I come across something like this, and think, “Wow. That is some gorgeous design.”

Then, the next day I find something else and I think, “This is amazing!” and sure enough, it’s another piece by Amanda Visell. This happened over and over until I said, “Enough!” I am officially a fan.

If you live in LA, you can see her work now at the Natural History Museum.

She also does a lot of collaborative work with Michelle Valigura. Together they make The Girls Productions. And they are cool. I want to be friends with both of them.

So what do you say, ladies? Can we be friends? Call me!

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Achingly Cute.

April 22nd, 2010 by Jessie

Yes! So my friend has a friend who no longer has a stomach.

:(

It’s terribly unfortunate. She had to have it emergency amputated in Budapest. I kid you not! My friend decided that something soft and adorable like this would speak volumes in the place of a “Get well soon!” card. I think she’s on to something.

This may spur me down the road toward a line of amputated plush. Fingers? Toes? An appendix or two?

While I’m not the first plushmaker to delve into the realm on human anatomy, I think I am the first to recreate one from beyond the grave! This tummy has gone to a better place. Fly away, little amputated internal organ!

A Paunchy Haiku:

Your bellyaching

Is making me so sour.

Let’s cuddle it out!

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Punchy

April 19th, 2010 by Jessie

Hello, Friends! Have no fear, I have been working.

Here’s another toothy pouch I’ve whipped up recently.

I’ve got a commissioned piece in the works now (that you’re sure to love!).

Don’t forget to head over the Plushteam site to vote for your favorite entry in the mythology challenge – tomorrow’s the last day!

You should also head over to take a gander at Super Punch – a great site that has recently featured Laocoon and his Serpents.

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