Friday, August 27, 2010
Hello again!! Well this week has gone by pretty quickly. I have spent most of my free time practicing hand stitching techniques that I have learned from numerous sites on the web. Don't worry though, I know that hand stitching would be painfully slow, so I just bought a sewing machine that should help the process go a little quicker; I will keep you guys posted on how that turns out. However, as for stitching by hand, it is actually a pretty easy skill to learn...I highly recommend it. I also managed to sketch out a few more character concepts for the Channel Changers line that I hope you will love....stay tuned!!!!!
Posted by I Design Toys!!! at 6:03 PM
Monday, August 23, 2010
Hey Everyone!! Welcome to what I am sure will be an interesting journey into the world of plush toy design. Just to give you guys a quick background, I am currently a professional toy designer working for a pretty big corporation. However, most of the toys I work on are mostly plastic and electronic. As a result, I wanted to teach myself how to "professionally" sew and create some pretty nifty things in the process.
I first starting throwing around the idea of creating my own line of Channel Changers when I noticed that a few companies starting making collectible plush characters. I thought this was a cool idea because you see collectible vinyl toys all the time, but plush is something fairly unique. As a result, these are the main examples that caught my eye and inspired my designs...