Stuffed animals inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’

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The team of Re-Cyco Dogs has been fully assemble and ready to rock their first movie trailer parody.

As you all know, S is an aspiring film maker and his favorite director is Quentin Tarantino. I started making these little guys and popped a collar and tie on one and bang, an idea was born. I asked him to recreate one of the official “Reservoir Dogs” movie trailers using these cute guys.

But of course there are more than just Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Orange, Mr. Brown, Mr. White and Mr. Blue in the trailer so other characters were needed.

Joe and Nice Guy Eddie put the team together in the movie, but Sam thought they should be Bulldogs rather than Scotty Dogs. I decided to use a left over log cabin quilt block of blues and purples to make Nice Dog Eddie to sort of match the windbreaker worn by Nice Guy Eddie played by Chris Penn in the movie.

Speaking of left overs. All the stuffed animals are hand sewn using recycled materials. That’s why I call them the Re-Cyco Dogs.

There is a scene with Mr. Pink, played by Steve Buscemi, pulling a woman out of a car when he was running away from the cops. This scene was used in all the movie trailers. Below is a still shot from the movie. Below that is a photo of my version of Mr. Pink and a very surprised cat.

There is a scene with Mr. Pink, played by Steve Buscemi, pulling a woman out of a car when he was running away from the cops. This scene was used in all the movie trailers. Below is a still shot from the movie. Below that is a photo of my version of Mr. Pink and a very surprised cat.
We also needed four police officers to complete the trailer. Three that chase Mr. Pink when he makes his getaway and the one officer, Marvin Nash, who is kidnapped by Michael Madsen‘s character, Mr. Blonde.
Given we were making a spoof on a Tarantino movie where the criminals have zero respect for the cops, we made the cops pigs.
 Here’s my little handmade version of Mr. Blonde and police officer Marvin Nash with a quote from that iconic scene where he cuts his ear off. I stitched long strands of red thread for the blood where that little pig’s ear should be. Now I’ve got “Stuck in the Middle with You” stuck in my head.

Thank you Quentin Tarantino for all you do.

Memphis, the Elvis loving, little black Scotty dog

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I write the original stories that accompany each of the stuffed animals I create. 

memphisMemphis is a little all black Scotty Dog and a HUGE Elvis fan. He loves working on classic cars, and going to cruise nights with his 1955 pink Cadillac.  He’s got a wide, friendly smile for everyone he meets, even if he occasionally has a bit of peanut butter and banana sandwich stuck in his teeth.

His two top Elvis songs are “Hound Dog” for obvious reasons and  “A Little Less Conversation”  for the lyrics about barking because well, that is how he sings along after all.

black scotty dog“A little less conversation, a little more action please All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me A little more bite and a little less bark A little less fight and a little more spark Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me.”

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Measurements:

5.5 inches tall from the tips of his ears to his paws

6.5 inches long from nose to tail

MATERIALS: Only recycled and eco-friendly materials are used to make Green Carbon 2112 stuffed animals. He is stuffed hard to stand on his own with scraps of recycled fabric. He is completely hand sewn.

CUSTOM ORDER: Want a Scotty Dog in your favorite color? Send me a message to coordinate.

black scottish terrierPerfectly safe for play or display. At a recent craft fair several fellow crafters and customers said they would use my stuffed dogs and other animals as pin cushions. Definitely a much more fun option than your typical tomato. 

‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ is the best tale about a boy and his dogs ever told

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where the red fern grows by wilson rawlsWhere the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

I read this book for the first time when I was in the third grade and have read it at least a dozen times since. It is a tale I will never grow tired of.

This wonderfully written story captivates you from the beginning, pulls you in and tugs at your heartstrings. The adventure holds you in its grip as you root for Billy and his dogs as they battle bullies and predators.

Whether you are a dog lover or not, “Where the Red Fern Grows” will strike a chord with you. It is, hands down, the best tale about a boy and his dogs ever told. Grab a box of tissues, you’ll need it.

Description from the publisher:

“Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann — a Boy and His Two Dogs…

A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains — and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that’s only found…

An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.”

Super Secret Undercover Scotty Dog

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As most of our readers know, my son Sam is an aspiring movie writer/director and a HUGE movie fanatic. In fact, he writes most of the movie reviews on our blog. Quentin Tarantino is his all time favorite director so I decided to make Sam a set of Reservoir Dogs.

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I think they turned out pretty cute. So, I made a few, slightly bigger ones, for sale.

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Mr. Orange, the Super Secret Undercover Scotty Dog loves Tarantino movies starring his favorite actor Tim Roth. He’s a handsome fellow with an engaging smile and luscious locks. This little dog can tell the truth from a lie in the blink of an eye, is always dressed to impress and will have your back in a zombie invasion.

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This handsome puppy is completely handmade from recycled materials.

Measurements:

7 inches tall from the tips of his ears to his paws

9.25 inches long from nose to tail

10.25 inches around his middle

Love the look of Mr. Orange but want him in a different color? How about a different size? We can do that. Just send along an email to coordinate.

I love experimenting with fabric and coming up with new designs. Click here to visit the Green Carbon 2112 shop and see what other animals are looking for a good home.