Stampede!

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Yep, there is all my spare time lately. A herd of Elefelts. For sale on Etsy. The two gray ones and the purple one already sold, but there is another purple one and 3 others in various stages on the way.

I also spent the weekend thinking about what other animals would work well in my shop. I’m about ready to dump all the other inventory and stick to the plush toys. So far, the black cats at Halloween did really really well, and the elephants have always done well. I’ve got a couple of chickens that have been listed forever that no one seems to want, and an orange kitty that is aching for a new home. And I’m going to retire the current fish pattern. I need to make a new one.

So I think I want to make a hippo, and spent the weekend drafting a pattern based on about 14 other hippo patterns and actually animal pictures I found on line. I think I’ve got one, but I’ve yet to actually try and sew it up. Alexis will be happy when I do, because she always gets the “prototype”.

But if any of you two readers have suggestions on cute, faceless stuffed animals, let me know. I suck at ideas.

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2 Responses to “Stampede!”

  1. Rebecca on April 15th, 2008 9:17 am

    The good ol’ bear would be nice, and maybe a giraffe?

    Otherwise, for inspiration, I think a trip to the zoo would be in order – I’m sure Alexis would love it! (But I would recommend staying out of the Austin zoo.. San Antonio, perhaps?)

  2. Susan on April 17th, 2008 9:19 pm

    Giraffe, for sure. Easily recognizable and fun. Oh! Or an alligator.

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