Nov 25, 2010

My Creative Space: a robot, a wrapped rabbit, and a request

Thank you so much for everyone for voting for me in Plushie Palooza - Cam even tweeted it and Vic did a big blog post about it!! But the voting is still open and you can still vote by leaving a comment and I need lots and lots more votes!! My entry is a robot not unlike the one below. I have made a few custom ones from people wanting their own so I have decided to list one on Etsy... here he is....His name is Curtis.


I reckon he is pretty darn cute!

The response to the sew your own softie kits, Rafferty and Regina,  from my current wholesalers has been huge and very encouraging. Everyone who sees them loves them and since I have been working on them for about 5 months it is great to see them in the flesh.  I have taken new photos and am much happier with how they look now.

 
As well as the instructions you also get a little card so you can personalise each softie - this was feedback from Kate and her girls who were my official pattern testers.

I  have also changed the packaging and am much happier with it.



The perfect present for young sewers- all wrapped up and  ready to go straight under the tree!
I have been thinking a lot about packaging... what will be kind to the earth yet stop things getting dirty from grubby handprints in shops... I did want to just have the fabric of the rabbits and the instructions just all held together with a nice wooden dolly peg but everyone kept telling me they would be ruined in the shop. I have provided two made up Rabbits  for each wholesaler for display purposes. The other packaging just didn't look nice enough for retail, so this is the new improved packaging, plsu who doesn't love that red and white bakers twine!!

For more creative spaces and less spruiking pop over to Kirstys, our Creative Space Queen.

22 comments:

  1. Cath, the softie rabbits are gorgeous...contact the 'craft hive' in Hobart, I reckon they would be interested.

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  2. Cath, I was going to email you today!
    My girls adore them. They sleep with them, Jazzy takes her's to school, Indi has so much confidence on her sewing machine since her softie success and they often bribe Pepper with them...if you do this then you can play with Rafferty...They are a hit!
    You are so clever. They are the best gift. XX

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  3. Damn Curtis is CUTE! I can't wait to see our bot! (...but I really should... shall have to repeat, & continue to repeat "..it's for Christmas. It's for Christmas....") hehe.

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  4. They are beautiful. What a lovely idea for a child's gift. What a shame that my boys are too old now and I didn't have girls. I hear you about packaging. I have been tryng to think of something too that is environmentally friendly.

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  5. Love the rabbits, my kids 4 & 6 are learning to sew by machine, these would be perfect, and i love the packaging, what great pressies!

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  6. I love your rabbits, and think they are just the most wonderful idea!! I might need to order one, for my child ( within.) xo

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  7. Voted!

    And how cute are those rabbits! They look a little sleepy, like they need a cuddle and a nap I think. Hmmm, actually that sounds quite good come to think of it...

    :)

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  8. Love the robot and those bunnies are just fantastic Cath :) Off to vote now... Kx

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  9. Love the rabbits, what a great idea. Good luck with the plushie comp - you already have my vote :)

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  10. love them on the red&white dot background... Great shot and BEAUT packaging.

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  11. Love the robot,he ius very cool in a very cool kinda way. Those bunies look like great chrissy presents too, time to put my thinking cap on for Christmas I think. Have a great day!

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  12. oh that boy bunny is something special.

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  13. Everything you make is so wonderful... off to vote now.

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  14. They're all so sweet! Love that robot especially. :)

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  15. ...okay so my comment was pretty pathetic so thank goodness it is quantity rather than quality!

    Can we go and vote lots of times?

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  16. Henrietta arrived in the post yesterday safe and sound and has already been wrapped as a christmas present :). Thanks again.

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  17. Oh, Curtis is another hunk-o-spunk robot! ;)

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  18. these are all just fantastic, off to make sure I vote in the most important poll this weekend!

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  19. i sew want a rabbit for christmas.

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