Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hattie & Milo

Hattie the rabbit and Milo the monkey are from a book Lisa illustrated for her kids. So exceptionally not a kid's but an adult's drawings were turned into soft toys. Lisa was doing a degree in illustration and wanted to have a 'real' Hattie and Milo to go with her  book. She would have liked to get a Hattie plushie as close to her drawing as possible, including even the different overlaying colours. I had no idea how I would be able to create this effect, but Lisa is a very co-operative woman and she advised me to use fabric pastel sticks. Which was impossible to find in Budapest… But that’s what E-bay is for! :-)

Hattie, the custom stuffed bunny

Milo's drawing turned into a soft toy with certain changes - I added a smile and some hair by request
Plush friends forever
As Hattie dresses up as a bear in Lisa’s book, she was trying to make a teddy bear costume for her with a bow on the top of it, but it was impossible for her to find the fabric I used on the internet. And I am a co-operative woman, too, so I sent some of the fabric to the UK, and our common project could have been completed!

Hattie's bear-costume
Hopefully Lisa’s book will get published and Hattie and Milo will be famous! If you are interested to see some of Lisa's work, have a look at this link:

And a little extra: Lisa had a model of Hattie made using a 3D printer. Will 3D printers ever take over a softiemaker’s job..?
You can also create your own toy with a 3D printer - well, it's not soft... ;-)

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