Saw this via BoingBoing:
It’s “Plushie: an interactive design system for plush toys“. It’s a little interactive program that allows someone who couldn’t draw a pattern to save their life (me! me!) to create patterns for 3D plush toys. They’ve got a link for the demo program (see under ‘Demonstrations’), but it’s for Windows only and not for us lowly mac users. It looks intriguing enough though, that I’m willing to unearth my old, loud PC to give it a shot.
I’ve made plushies in the past, but they’ve been more along the lines of fluffified flat shapes, as evidenced by these:
These are my version of Eric’s parents, done in miniature, about 5″ high, with cardboard versions of their furniture. It was part of their Christmas gift a couple of years ago, and it’s been hard to top… I figure the gift of the grand-child will just have to suffice now.
In any case, I’m already thinking I’d like to try more 3D plushies when there’s actually time. (Time?)
Oh and FYI: next Tuesday the 18th is our last day for taking orders. Then we’re closing shop until New Year’s. We’ll still be around answering emails though. And if you’re stuck for a gift, and don’t want to do the panicked, last-minute shipping, we’ve always got gift certificates.