TILLY
Named after one of Australia's most notorious, and pioneering, business women of the early 20th Century - Tilly Devine.

These hand knit/crochet dolls are made from 
reclaimed tapestry wools and scrap threads with vintage doilies for dresses.
 Originally made for my daughters to their specifications.  They now replicate a traditional babies rattle shape, making these dolls easy to clutch from about 6 months of age.

I love the challenge of Tilly in Disguise 
Cowgirl, Rock Goddess, Diva, Pirate, Red Head, Ballerina... updates soon!
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Other Projects

WINIFRED
Sam Maher offers you a sneak peak of an old story she's revisiting with illustrations... introducing 'Winifred'
2012
Drawing, Illustration, Writing
COAT OF ARMS
Introducing the characters of the Australian Coat of Arms...
2012
Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Every Christmas I give my Nana a decoration, as a kid I'd make them, then I got old and bought most of them... This year I've made Nana an Angel... give your Nana one too!
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Product Design
Meet Ginny - Mixamo/Fuse Test 1
GINNY_SAM_MAHER_FUSE_MIXAMO_TEST_1 Quick test of this new Adobe Fuse (Preview) and the Mixamo collaboration (?), Fun and easy, I'm sure once I figure out how to add my own textures I'll be more excitable.
2016
Character Design, Digital Art, Visual Effects
ROYAL BALLET
Illustration studies and sketches for a children's picture book with alas no story yet!
2012
Character Design, Drawing, Illustration
Meet Joanie - Mixamo/Fuse Test 2
JOANIE_SAM_MAHER_FUSE_MIXAMO_TEST_2 Quick test of this new Adobe Fuse (Preview) and the Mixamo collaboration (?), Fun and easy, I'm sure once I figure out how to add my own textures I'll be happy and content!
2016
Character Design, Computer Animation, Digital Art
WYNLEN HOUSE Interactive Rack Card
The gorgeous Bronwyn and Helen of Wynlen House Slow Food Farm and Learning Centre were invited by the Italian Slow Food Movement to their Conference in Turin in September 2016. They needed something fun and interactive, light and portable and easy to update in both omnichannel presentations and transmedia outputs, with a seamless optimised backend and a gorgeous digital interface. We wanted interaction data too, across numerous events, that could be validated within the integration by pulling data metrics across a suite of analytics tools. It also needed to look good in its print form, load digital content quickly and efficiently and have a easy-use interface to optimise experience for users with multiple digital literacy. The opportunity to test one of our new prototypes in an international and domestic territory was too good to pass up, so here is a new use of a developing interactive print/digital portal. This one is powered by Layar. Scan the front and back panels with your device and watch a video or press the buttons. Feedback is always wanted. Likewise we're always looking for Guinea Pigs wanting to do something new with brand narratives.
2016
Interaction Design, Branding, UI/UX
DOROTHY CHARACTER DOLLS
Sam Maher's Dorothy Doll a homage to Dorothy Parker
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Toy Design
WINTER
Sam Maher's lament to winter... string artist book
2012
Illustration, Storyboarding, Writing
HERE select frames
A selection of frames from HERE a tappable story created using Tapestry
2013
Digital Art, Storyboarding, Writing
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