Denise Ferguson's Profile

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My BS may be in Genetics in Developmental Biology, but my true passion is creating all sorts of handmade fun. I am a pharmaceutical project manager by day, uber crafter by night. Having been blessed with the creative gene from my mom, I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I enjoy all types of crafting, but my true passion is crochet. I love to see what kinds of cute little plushies I can create with just a bit of yarn and some poly-fil ^_^

I actually learned to crochet from a coworker in 1999. After honing my crochet skills and realizing that I really lacked the patience for making afghans, I started designing my own whimsical patterns for plushies. I tend to find inspiration in anything and everything - from friends and family to what’s on my plate for lunch. And with a degree in Genetics and Developmental Biology, don’t be surprised to find some science inspired…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 5
  • Joined February 13, 2007

Favorite materials

felt, fabric, yarn, glass, paper, ink, beads

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yummypancake
A hook, a skein, and a wild imagination....

About

My BS may be in Genetics in Developmental Biology, but my true passion is creating all sorts of handmade fun. I am a pharmaceutical project manager by day, uber crafter by night. Having been blessed with the creative gene from my mom, I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I enjoy all types of crafting, but my true passion is crochet. I love to see what kinds of cute little plushies I can create with just a bit of yarn and some poly-fil ^_^

I actually learned to crochet from a coworker in 1999. After honing my crochet skills and realizing that I really lacked the patience for making afghans, I started designing my own whimsical patterns for plushies. I tend to find inspiration in anything and everything - from friends and family to what’s on my plate for lunch. And with a degree in Genetics and Developmental Biology, don’t be surprised to find some science inspired plushies too!

I create all of my plushies from my little brick house in amish country which I share with my husband, numerous tchotchkes, and a plethora of yarn and poly-fil(aka plushie guts). I am fluent in lolcat speak, and would eat candy and ice cream for every meal if I could!

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Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @yummypancake to get the scoop of all the new things I'm working on.....and to see pics of my adorable kitties ^_^

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Have I mentioned that ,y Patterns have been published in books and my creations have
been on display in art galleries around the US? Check it out!

Look mom, I'm in print!

2009
Stuffed Magazine

2010
Stuffed Magazine

2011
Yummy Crochet by Kristen Rask - Crochet Pattern Contributer (Orange, Tea and Cookies, Donut)

2013
~Teeny Tiny Animal Crochet by Kristen Rask - Crochet Pattern Contributer (Moo Cow and Kitty)
~The Wizard of Oz Crochet by Kristen Rask - Crochet Pattern Contributer (Tin Man and Flying Monkey)
….and 2 more books in the works…stay tuned for details!


Past, Present and Future Gallery Shows

2008
Plush You
October 10, 2008 – November 13, 2008
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

2009
Mortal Plush
July 11, 2009 - August 11, 2009
Art Whino Gallery - 173 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Stitch Wars
July 18, 2009 - August 29, 2009
Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery 4500 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

Plush You
October 9, 2009 - November 12, 2009
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Luv-able and Hug-able - Medium and Mini
December 3 2009 - January 9, 2010
Gallery Hanahou - 611 Broadway, Suite 730 NY, NY

Go Ask Alice Doll and Plush Art Show
December 5th, 2009 - January 7th, 2010
Paul Cumes Fine Art - 131 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA

2010
Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA

Plush You
August 26, 2010
Munky King - 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Plush You
October 8, 2010 - November 11, 2010
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Touchy Feely

Luv-able and Hug-able and Wearable
December 9, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Gallery Hanahou - 611 Broadway, Suite 730 NY, NY

Soft Served
December 11th, 2010 - January 7, 2011
OhNo!Doom - 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 USA

2011
Plush Team in Candyland
January 21, 2011 - March 20, 2011
Hot*Pop Gallery - 213 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI

The Stuffed Bunny Show
April 9, 2011 - May 6, 2011
eve-N-odd Gallery - 645 Central Avenue #11, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Stitch Wars Strikes Back
August 12, 2011 - September 25, 2011
Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery 4500 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

Plush You
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

2012
Plush You
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

2013
Stitched
April 13, 2013
Clutter Gallery - 163 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Uglycon
June 15th, 2013
Giant Robot Gallery - 2015 Sawtelle Blvd, LA, CA 90025

Plush You
Schmancy Toys - 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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AWARDS
I am proud to say that I entered some of my creations at the Ephrata fair (the largest street fair in PA) and won for all of my submissions 3 years in a row:

2007

1st Place - Extra small Cross Stitch 14-60 ct
2nd Place - Crochet toys - My Peas in a Pod, featured in my etsy shop!
2nd Place - Quilted Christmas Wall Handing - Fabric
3rd Place - Crochet Soccer Afghan

2008

1st Place - Crochet Toys - Ted the Thread and Ms. Stitch
2nd Place - Useful Item, Crochet - Mr. toastee Messenger bag
1st Place - Christmas Decoration, Felt, Latchhook - Hand Sewn Fet Advent Calendar

2009

2nd Place - Crochet Toys - Plush Jaegermeister Bottle
2nd Place - large Cross Stitch 14-16 ct
1st Place - Christmas Decoration, Felt, Latchhook - Hand Sewn Felt Christmas Stocking

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Check out my blog to see what kinds of crafty goodness I've been up to(but just be warned, I don't update it frequently...you are better off with twitter or Instagram ^_^):

www.yummypancake.blogspot.com

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Proud Member of:

Etsy Plush Team: www.plushteam.com
Etsy Hookers Team

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