This past week(+) has been all about the fish. Back in August I cut out a whole LOT of fish pieces and then sewed up about half of them. This week, I put together the rest.
That involves a great many color decisions which can be the best fun or very frustrating depending on the color, fabrics, my mood, the light… Anyway, by Friday, I had 34 fish sewed up. I picked out 8 to finish up- stuffing and the hand sewing. The rest will go in a bin and when I am in a fish-y mood, I will have lots to choose from!
Red and Grey-
Plain orange (hand-dyed and not exactly evenly) kitty, carrying a backpack and smoking a pipe.
He has a long-sleeve sweater which made fitting the jacket a bit of a challenge.
And here is what he has in his pack- supplies for a day out and walking. The folded up paper is a map.
This kitty fabric is a wool knit from my mom’s stash, probably circa 70′s.
We got a good amount of snow yesterday.
She has an organic cotton dress, a cashmere sweater, and a wool felt purse.
Bow tie and cashmere sweater vest= adorable nerdy kitty.
An all black kitty but I made her some super bright clothes so she won’t blend in anywhere!
We are expecting some real snow tomorrow- seems like the first time this winter! Not that I actually miss it but it is pretty weird having a January with hardly any weather under freezing.
And now a girl-
All her clothes are removable but there is no layers so no need to undress her.
A close-up of her embroidered purse and book.
He is an outdoor, roaming kind of kitty. He has a picnic in his backpack.
Suddenly it seems I am teaching a lot of classes!
Owls- At the Brookline Arts Center
Sunday Feb. 19, 12- 4
In March, I will be teaching 2 classes in Cambridge at GrayMist. On Saturday March 11, we will be making felt whales-
and on Saturday March 25, Tiny World Pincushions.
At the end of April, I will be going out to Los Angeles and teaching Tiny Worlds again- at French General on Saturday, April 22 and at Craftcation (which runs April 27 – 30).
I will also be making a Crafty Hand ornament at Craftcation.
I hope some of you can join me for a fun few hours of making. Give yourself a crafty retreat-from-the-world spa day.
I plan on getting these into my etsy shop soon- hopefully today. I will update here when they are listed.
All the foxes-
When I make a fox out of a knit, they usually end up being a little bigger.
Then, I need to readjust/tweak all the clothing patterns. Keeps things interesting, right?!
This fellow is another fox made from my hand-dyed wool.
He is dressed warmly for January weather.