Monday, August 08, 2011

New adoptees!

Say hello to Zulu! He's the newest adoptee. He's fresh off the East African plains where he was roaming with the zebras trying not to get eaten by the lions and hyenas. His pattern makes him a huge distraction at dusk, when the sun sets and his stripes confuse the other animals. He's lucky to be alive!

Zulu's looking for a wonderful home. Someone who will take him in, feed him fresh grass and wheat, and maybe tell him a story once in a while.

Zulu stands 5.5 inches tall and wide (~14cm) just his body, and including his ears and tail he's 9 inches (22.86 cm) tall and 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide.


Don't blink! Chaz is fast! He's a chinchilla-type monster and he loves his coffee. I was lucky he sat still for this photo shoot, because normally he's zip zip zipping everywhere! His pointy ears and tail help deflect objects out of his path. To get Chaz to stick around all you need to do is entice him with some fresh, organic berries and he's yours! He loves organic foo Chaz is all dressed up in a fancy thick, soft brown tweed, white felt belly, brown felt tail and black felt ears. His eyes are safety eyes (to better to see with).

He's 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall and 5.5 inches (12.7 cm) wide. With ears and tail he's about 10 in tall (25.4cm) and 13 in wide (33.02 cm).

Chaz has been weighted with a few stones so he can sit proudly to be displayed on your shelf or table! He's not really appropriate for children as his ears and tail and stones make him less of a toy and more of a collectible.

Chaz is for sure a one-of-a-kind monster because this is the only fabric I had, and I'll never make one looking quite like this again (although I could always make him in another colour or pattern for sure).
Meet Ochu! He's very shy because he has floppy ears that always make him look scared or sad. He was the runt of the litter, coming out all lanky, and plastic surgery just doesn't exist in Ochu's world, so he must live with is floppy ears. He just whispered in my ear to tell you he too is from East Africa, but that he lived in a hole in the ground because he was just too scared to go out. He was afraid his ears would flop in his eyes and he'd get caught by a predator. So instead, he'd live in his hole, and catch food with a trap he built himself.

Ochu stands 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) tall and 6 inches (15.2 cm) wide without his ears. With his ears he's 10 inches (25.4 cm) tall and 11 inches (27.9 cm) wide.
I really like these little guys! Even though I'm using the same pattern, I find with the different fabrics he always comes out a little different which is nice. With Zulu I experimented with shorter ears and a tail, and I think I prefer it that way. I think I'm going to make 2 more like this. Who knows, this could be my thing? :)

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