Here are my two submissions for this year's Plush You! Show at Schmancy in Seattle. I look forward to making something new every year for this awesome show, and I'm madly in love with these butterfly dudes! I hope they find super new homes after the show!
Plush You! is an annual art show featuring over 60 artists from all around the world who have crafted cute, creepy, weird, and beautiful pieces of plush art. To add an extra layer of awesomeness, Schmancy is turning 10! Come by and help celebrate 10 years of showcasing the best in handmade art.
It is a two day event this year, outside under huge tents (rain or shine!) September 27th and 28th and full of amazing arts and crafts from all over the place! Cotton Monster will be there at booth # 74 with tons of brand new monsters, kitties, catnip toys, patches and other stuffed delights!
The past few years my mom and I have been tackling her attic, making space and donating things that were stuffed up there long ago, because, let's face it...letting go is hard, and you never know when you might need this or that. A lot of times, for better or worse, I end up with a trunk full of things to take home with me. A while back we uncovered some big zip-lock bags of my old barbies. Most had their hair cut off. Some were missing heads. On a mission to liberate their better parts from those weird alien torsos and permanently made-up faces (those that still had them), i dutifully did what seemed obvious and went about dismembering them further, ripping off legs and arms, averting my eyes and cutting them off with big wire cutters when necessary.
I shoved those limbs into the dirt of planters and pots with succulents, cacti, aloe or whatever other spidery plants I already had around, they instantly gained a whole new personality (granted, the legs make for a bit more scandalous display)...
I love them.
Make your own:
1. Find your childhood Barbies or take some from a kid