At the First Friday art walk in Phoenix last night, I came across some lovely work by Mindy Sue Myers. She made this plush AK-47 with all sorts of flowered fabric. I’ll find out more information about her soon, she’s a fiber arts student at Arizona State University. – Link.

Update: The piece is called Machine Peace Gun, and is part of the exhibit “Significant Others” at the Eye Lounge in Phoenix and will be up for at least another two weeks.


  • Papercraft AK-47 – Link.
Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • glassgirl

    stuffed guns, bad choice, not funny, not cute.
    guns are bad, stuffed or not.

  • MindySue’sSister

    But not this Mindy Sue. Yes, guns are bad, just like hammers are bad and morphine is bad. Oh no, wait, that’s not true, they are each inanimate tools that can be put to evil uses by BAD PEOPLE. How can a thing in and of itself be bad?
    Also, see how it’s made of all flowery fabrics? Perhaps glassgirl needs an irony supplement. I think this plush is clever and cute. I want one.

  • twiddler

    How about a plush car?
    Cars kill lots of folks. Cars pollute. Car companies exploit destitute nations.
    Now that would be BAD. Glassgirl, you are a fool.

  • Dave

    The AK-47 is one of the most successful industrialized products ever. Obviously making it with fabric says something about the world we live in that might not be too far of from what glassgirl thinks she/he wants to be about. Wake up. Maybe you should shoot a gun. Creation and destruction are quite related.