Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A crafty shout out! Geeky plushies sure to make you smile!

So I haven’t updated for a while as I was busy with a wonderful trip to Japan immediately followed by a trip to AggieCon, a convention I helped run while I was a student but enjoy immensely more now that I am not responsible for it. So while I haven’t been reading many comics I do have something relevant to the interests of anyone who happens upon this blog.

So the vendors at AggieCon carry a wide range of items from swords to comics to board games. There are also several vendors selling handmade items like art sketches and jewelry. And for the past several years I have purchased some wonderful products from one particular vendor named Chelsea Smith who makes adorable crocheted plushies.

It all started about three years ago when I just had to have this adorable little Robin. She had a good number of cute comic inspired dolls (I seem to remember a Rorschach from Watchmen and a Harley Quinn), but for my money, it doesn’t get much better than an adorable huggable Robin.

Last year I bought an adorable little Kaylee of Firefly fame. I saw her while casually browsing the booths and knew that she just had to come home with me. She’s just too cuddly! She’s a good bit bigger than Robin, which allows for more detail and huggableness.

This year I bought both Batman and a fox. Batman was the first to catch my eye this time, and I just had to have him. And as I stood at the booth and chatted with the lovely artist I found the fox and just couldn’t say no to him. Both are about the size of Kaylee and make me smile just about as much. She also had several Pokémon, a Yoda, an amazing Wookie, and an Iron Man among many other wonderful creations.

On top of the wonderful goods she sells at conventions she also does commissions. I plan (once I have a bit more money to play with) to commission a Nightwing and possibly even a Batgirl to help fill out my Bat family. She clearly knows a lot of great geeky characters and if she doesn't know the character you want I know she is more than willing to look them up in order to create something great for you.

And what’s more, she is really looking for commissions right now, as she is trying to raise money to travel to the Cannes Film Festival for an internship (which you can find out more about here). You can see some more examples of her work on her deviant art page, and I wholeheartedly recommend these little guys. They are well made and obviously super cute and cuddly. If you have a younger brother or sister, niece or nephew, or kid of your own this is a great way to get them something geeky and cute and made just for them! Or yourself!  So help an artist out and pay her to make you things!