In an effort to build my custom plush portfolio (one of my New Year's goals) I tweeted a few weeks ago asking if anyone would like me to create a plush version of their logo. I heard back right away from Sarah Day whose blog is A Small Fox in a Big World. Sarah is someone I've been in touch with on and off for many years. She helped me to design a postcard for my first big show in 2007. And she tested a pattern for my new book and is in the process of testing a second one. She has been super generous to me, clearly, and I was thrilled when she asked if I'd make the adorable fox logo that she uses on her blog and in her Etsy shop into a softie.
I wasn't sure how I would feel about rendering someone else's drawing in plush. I've only done that one other time (for a print ad that I'll tell you more about once it is released), and both times I was unsure when I started whether I would like it.
But I do! I really love it. To take what a client has given me and build them a three-dimensional fabric version is perhaps the most fun I can think of! Sarah's logo really lends itself to a plush toy. It is almost like a drawing of a toy. I am curious about making plush from a rather untoylike drawing.
I hope Sarah is happy with her fox, and I hope I can continue to build my portfolio so that I can take on more work like this.