Monday, December 17, 2012
How It All Began!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your interest in a "Guy Hat" for Blythe. The idea started from a joke on Facebook. My friend Juan a.k.a Dr.Blythenstein suggested I should make a Blythe hat that looks like my dog Guy. I thought it was hilarious and crazy... a PERFECT challenge!
I got to work over the next few days and drafted a pattern for a Blythe "Guy Hat"! I can't believe all of the interest I got from this project. I thought it would be too weird and who would want a hat of my dog?!?! I've underestimated Guy's charisma :P
This was my original sketch for the design. The hat is fully lined and made with high quality fur fabric, fleece and wefted Yak hair. It also has Safety eyes and nose. I hand sculpt and paint a Fimo "snaggle tooth" for each hat, this old pup's tooth is hardly white at his age and it also has little cracks... I HAD to be authentic! He only has 4 teeth left, each one is precious. :P The hat will also have a chin strap.
His famous ear hairs are made of wefted Yak hair. His inner ears are made of fleece with light coloring from chalk pastels, no worries the pastel won't rub off. I'm still in the process of making the packaging for this hat, but I think it will come with a Polaroid shot of Guy and a "I♥Guy" button.
The hats will be priced at $45 + shipping and at the moment I'm just making them on a commission/request basis. I won't be selling them on Etsy or Ebay. I feel I get to know people a bit more when we get to communicate, its why I love collecting Blythe! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like a hat: email@example.com
A little history about Guy:
Guy is about 15 years old now, we adopted him 8 years ago from a rescue. He's had a few families before us, but aside from having separation anxiety he's a happy dog. He's my pal, my shadow, my rake on the ground. We love him so much and he brings out so many smiles everywhere he goes. I've seen him go from happy-go-lucky dog to grumpy old man. ^_^
p.s. Guy's lawyers and accountants are setting royalties on these hats! He wants steak, chicken and back rubs...