I have finished all 7 plushie heirloom fruits and veggies for Chicago's Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory. I can't wait to see them hanging among the plants.
From left to right: Purple Cape Cauliflower, Ruby Red Chard, Blue Hopi Corn, Make the Daugher-In-Law Cry Potato, Parisian Carrot, Zapotec Pleated Tomato and in the back is the Moon and Star Watermelon.
If I have time, I am tempted to include an heirloom squash as well...
To make the chard I built a wire cage and sewed green fabric around it. Then I covered it up with red fabric and sewed in the stem. I then cut around the sewn stem.
Plushie corn has become my specialty as you can see here. I cut each kernel out and sewed each one on. Then I sewed the two sides together, turned them inside out and stuffed it.
Now I am going to start sculpting the 8 GMO Monsanto seeds for my other piece that will be at the Garfield Park Conservatory.