Friday, June 10, 2011

Cross-Stitch from a Berkeley Alumnus

This customer cross-stitch come from Elizabeth, an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley. And her colors are direct from the school.

She used a neat technique of mixing two flosses to create a fun blue/gold thread on the graph portion of the pattern. She said she used one dark royal blue and one strand metallic gold strand and as the flosses twisted one way or the other you could see different amounts of gold show through.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Attack of the Custom Plushies!

Making custom distribution plushies is almost always fun. The only time it isn't is when something doesn't come out right and I have to redo it. But besides that, its fun to pick the colors and make something that is different than the usual.

During this past month, I've made lots of custom plushies. Here are some of my favorites.

The back of a Poisson plushie, including pmf and special note:
A blue Gumbel for a color-blind dad's Father's Day gift.
Erlang plushie with big eyebrows.
Green chi-square plushie. I just liked the way he looked when done.
Pink Gamma with a grumpy face.