Posts tagged ‘Bumbling Panda T-shirts’

July 24, 2015

DIY Friday: How to Make a Bumbling Panda!

How to Make a Bumbling Panda

bandit the bumbling panda and mommy

Meet Bandit, everyone! He’s been with me through thick and thin over the past few years since I’ve started my YouTube channel, stopped, and then re-started. I make so many things, including plushies and pillows and all sorts of snugglies and cuddlies. Then it hit me the other day that, of all the things I’ve made, my cute little panda has never been one of them. So I decided to get cracking down on it. And while I was at it, I also made a tutorial:

Bandit staring at an orchid

So in the video I mentioned that everyone keeps asking me why he’s so sad. Guys, he’s a BUMBLING panda. Has anyone ever looked happy while they’re bumbling?

Haha, joking aside though, I kind of love how “meh” and dejected he always seems. Like no matter how hard you try he’s never going to cheer up. Some people might say this says a lot about me, but I don’t know any of those people, so…meh. Besides. Pain builds character. So his painful smile gives him a lot of character, in my opinion. Right?

bandit the bumbling panda and mommy2

Bandit Dejected at an Orchid

Right now, he’s available on-order at my Etsy Store. So if you’d like a Bandit for yourself but don’t feel like making one, feel free to message me on how you want him customized. I can make changes to his size, facial features, etc. (Like, maybe, if you don’t like him looking as sad and tortured as I do, I can give him a smile. If I must. *Sigh* Haha.) But if you want to order Bandit just the way he is, then feel free and I’ll make him as he’s shown here.Mommy stop embarrassing me

I know this doesn’t come close to the real thing, but I do feel like a mommy in these photos. Like, look at me embarrassing the stuffing out of my baby. I can pretty much hear him going, “Mommy. Staaaaahp.”

Oh and here’s a sneak peak at an upcoming DIY Friday. I thought Bandit seemed lonely, so I made him a little friend. Actually, she’s not quite so little since her head is way bigger than mine (and my swim cap size tells me I have a pretty large head–literally, not figuratively. Although I might also have a figuratively large head as well haha). I don’t know what her name is yet, so if you want to help me name her, leave a comment below! bumbling snugglies panda and pig

And who knows, this might be part of a new series of Bumbling Plushies I’m doing. πŸ˜‰

One last thing, if you know me at all then you know how obsessed I am with pandas. So in honor of Bandit’s debut into the world Internet,Β here are some past panda arts and crafts I’ve done.

Have a great weekend everyone. Don’t forget to check back on Monday for my next makeup and beauty review, and on Tuesday for the next dress in the 10 Dresses in 10 Weeks Summer Sewing Series!

November 6, 2013

Bumbling Panda T-Shirt Designs

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! Our t-shirt designs are done and almost ready to be sent off into the t-shirt world! I’m so excited about these and couldn’t wait to share them! (All props go to my husband, Alex, of course, he came up with the concept for all these amazing t-shirts.)

Our first design features the Bumbling Panda logo. I really love these, but I’m biased here since it has our cute little bumbling panda himself being all awkward and stuff. I remember the day I first drafted up that little guy. Had no idea he would stumble so far, but here we are! So exciting. πŸ™‚

Bumbling Panda Logo T-shirt

These Panda Eyes t-shirts are so simple and so adorable! I love the minimalist design. We’ll have these t-shirts printed on white and black at first and maybe move onto more colors in the future.

Panda Eyes T-Shirt

This has got to be my favorite of all the new t-shirts. Pandas…ninjas…Panda ninjas who endorse recycling. Come on. What’s not to love? (The back says “Recycle or Die” in Japanese.)
Recycle Or Die T-Shirts

What do you think of these new t-shirt designs? Which one is your favorite? Let me know if you like them and if you have any suggestions or feedback. πŸ™‚