Monday, February 3

New Work: Skunk Cake Toppers

What's funny about being a plush artist that goes by the name "Skunkboy" is that I never make skunks. NEVER.  The only skunk I've ever made was in the very very beginning, and I gave that to my best friend who was moving away at the time.  She named him Skunk Boy (you know, like Golden the Pony Boy from "Science of Sleep") and I liked it so I kept it for my brand new artistic adventure-- sewing softies.

Fast forward a good handful of years and I get my first request for skunk toppers.  Well, I'm sure I COULD make skunks... but I haven't in years and now there is this weird pressure that's been building up because it's something I have kind of avoided.  That was silly.  All silly.  I made some skunks, I like them, and I plan to do it again.  Whew.

What's funny about these "first" skunks is that I made these little guys twice.  The first set got lost in the mail, so I'm pretty much an old pro at this point.  Look out world, I'm totally unstoppable now.  ;)

Happy Monday, friends!


32 comments:

  1. I have always wondered where "Skunkboy" came from...such a sweet story! I love those sort of inside-jokey names. :)

    Your new skunks look absolutely adorable. Too bad the first set got lost in the mail. So frustrating when that happens!

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  2. Oh my goodness. I just died of cuteness overload. Those are beyond adorable!! You make the cutest stuff.

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  3. these are too cute!!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  4. how lovely they are :3 beautiful!
    xx

    http://bubblyfrenchemma.blogspot.fr/

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  5. i always wondered where you got the name "skunkboy"! i love these cake toppers. they are seriously the cutest!

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  6. These look perfect Katie, so cute and lovely! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Aw! These are just adorable! Their little faces are so cute :)

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  8. So incredibly cute! As a girl planning a wedding I love whenever I see your wedding animals!

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  9. They are the cutest ever!! It's a lovely idea for a weeding cake, love them both! ;)
    xoxo
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  10. So, so cute! And I just love how you got your shop name! I wish I was able to come up with mine that easily ;)

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  11. these are so fun!! I've wondered where your shop name came from but I had not really noticed you don't make skunks. I'm so sorry they got lost in the mail but you are right now you are a pro when it comes to skunks :)

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  12. they're so sweet! keep making skunks, for sure. ; )

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  13. These guys are adorable! And I love where you got your name from. It's perfect.

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  14. They are too cute!! I've had a few people suggest I try wedding owls. I'll have to give it a shot.
    I live the way you chose your name. When I made an owl for my bestie and she squished it and said it's sooo fluffy!! I told her I'd call my business that if I ever sold my stuffed animals. :)

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  15. These are absolutely adorable!!!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  16. So so so cute!

    xo, rn
    www.rachelnicoleblog.com

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  17. I really like the pretty birdies you make with the legs.... too cute.

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  18. Hi Katie! I know this is an old post, but I've been cruising around Missouri blogs tonight and came across yours. It looks like you might be a fellow SWMO gal, but not sure. Anyhow, love your little creations. If you are in SWMO, I'm wondering if you've met my friend Dani who blogs at Be Good Natured. She's a needle felter and makes amazing little softies too. Anyhow, I wanted to say hello, but I also wanted to invite you to come check out Missouri Women Bloggers. I would love it if you would come over and check out the website - we are a fairly new community, but have pretty simple goals - to gather, grow, and connect bloggers by providing support and networking as well as compensated opportunities with brands and companies. I would love to have you join us - we need more experienced member bloggers! Our URL is http://missouriwomenbloggers.com.

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  19. Just an update, but we finally got engaged!! Yes, I ordered these in the second year we were dating and now we will finally be able to put them to use. Thank you for making our adorable skunk toppers.

    love, Bekka


    Blanket Fort Adventures – redefining wanderlust
    www.blanketfortadventures.com

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    1. Bekka! Congratulations! These are some of my very favorite animals I've ever made, so thank you!!!!

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