Etsy: Another Batch of New Deer Plush

They’re now available in my Etsy shop!

Grape Deer
Grape Deer is a member of the famous Deer synchronized swimming team. She trains 7 days a week, and hopes that her team wins the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Papaya Deer
Papaya Deer likes to sit on the beach and sip pink grapefruit margaritas. She wears a huge straw hat to keep the sun off her face. She likes to collect spiral shells near the shore and make them into necklaces.

Orange Crush Deer
Orange Crush Deer likes to hike in the woods. He loves the smell of fresh air, and the smell of pine and cedar. After his hikes, he likes to drink a cup of hot apple cider.

Iceberry Deer
Iceberry Deer loves to go skating on the frozen pond. He twirls and spins and likes to race his other deer friends. After skating, he likes to sip a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream.

Etsy: New Batch of Plush Deer

I’ve begun listing a new batch of plush deer in my Etsy Shop. The deer shown below are currently for sale in my shop.  I will be listing more deer in different colour combinations over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled! 🙂

Chocolate Deer
Chocolate Deer is a famous Chocolatier at the local chocolate shop in Deerville. This shop is known for its groundbreaking new flavour combinations. Chocolate with berries and acorns is the most popular type of truffle amongst her fans.

Silver Icicle Deer
Silver Icicle Deer likes to ice skate across the frozen pond in the middle of winter. He skates in figure eights to try and impress his deer friends. Sometimes he loses his balance and ends up in a snow bank.

Pomegranate Deer
Pomegranate Deer likes to prepare for winter by storing the last batch of fruit and vegetables from the garden. She also likes to hang herbs up to dry in the kitchen. When it gets too cold to be outside, she likes to sit indoors by the wood stove with good book to read and a crocheted blanket wrapped around her shoulders.

And last but not least, I wanted to show a comparison photo of my newly redesigned deer (on the left) and the old style deer (on the right).  As you can see, my little deer has gone through quite a bit of changes.  (I think the old style deer looks a bit nervous!)  🙂

In progress: New studio + new Deer

A few entries back I mentioned that my ex and I had moved from Los Angeles, USA to Toronto, Canada. We’ve spent the past couple of months getting settled into our new home, and I’ve been setting up my new workspace so that it’s clean, tidy and workable. It’s almost perfect — I still need to frame a few more prints and hang them in the blank space on the wall.  Other than that, I feel that I’m back into the sewing groove again, and I’m really excited about diving into my plush work again. Here are a few pics I took of my art studio.

This pic shows my current studio (it’s actually quite similar to my previous studio set-up).  I found a pink sari in one of my moving boxes, so I decided to drape it over the closet to give the space more of a personal touch.  I like having two lamps on my desk for light, and having plastic drawers with my supplies within reach is so handy!  All of the furniture is from IKEA (one of my favourite shops).

Below is a closer look at my desk.  Other than having a functioning workspace, I think that being surrounded by inspiration is *so* vitally important to any artist.  The silver magnet board holds all my important notes (for a closer look at my magnet board, go here), as well as inspirational postcards and images.  Directly infront of me, I have a collection of paintings and prints that inspire me, and brighten the space (for a closer look at these paintings, go here).  My desk is crammed with in progress deer waiting to be finished up and put on Etsy.

To the right of my workspace, I have an IKEA shelving unit filled with some of my favourite toys (dolls, plush, prints and urban vinyl), as well as my collection of fabric (that seems to be overflowing!).  My plan is to get a second shelving unit to put side-by-side, so it can hold more fun things that I just can’t live without.  🙂

Finally, here is a glimpse of the new deer that are currently in progress. I need to add a few finishing touches on the first batch of deer, so they should be ready to list in my Etsy shop in the next couple of days. I was able to pick up some new colours on my last trip to the fabric store, so there are lots of new types of deer that have never been made before! Plus my deer pattern is completely redesigned, so everything will have a new look to it.  I can’t wait!  🙂