The green woven background fabric makes for camouflage for the birds. I love playing with the colors and patterns, some pop and some blend. Always interesting. This lady argued with me about her first dress and I had to remove most of the design!
That’s the ladies for now. Next up, owls.
In case you haven’t noticed, I am trying out designs that I’ve used on my swaddled babies on these new big ladies. It is interesting to see which designs work and which have not worked at all (you won’t be seeing those!). I love the folk art-y designs and they seem to be highly adaptable.
Here is a detail of her hat-
And a close-up of the applique and embroidery.
I have to say, every time I sit one of these ladies into a chair, their little feet make me laugh.
I’m not sure why I am struggling so much with these ladies. The seam ripper has been getting a good workout. It is probably just because it has been so long since I’ve worked with this design. I was just about to cut everything off of this one but then I changed her collar and Voila! I was happy with her!
I have been meaning to get back to making big ladies (that link is from 2006!) for a long while but something else always seems to be ahead in line. Finallythey are back on the worktable after some pattern tweeking. But then this lady/mermaid needed to get made and she pushed ahead!
I will definitely be playing with this idea again- I love her! After her though, I’ve got some regular ladies that I am working on. The last time I really made any was around 2010 so yes, it’s been a while. I don’t know why I stopped after making these lovelies.
He is a fishing cat, not a fisher cat.
He is the last of the kitties for now.
Here is a close-up of his equipment and catch.
Almost done with the kitties now. Just one more after this cutie. Can you see her skirt? It has kitten musicians on it!
He is all about the yellows and mustard colors. Well, except for the blue bowtie.
His vest has a ginko leaf print.
And here he is on the porch, which is finally set up for some nice summer weather!
He has a fancy ikat jacket and here is the briefcase-
A note on my online shop- I won’t be adding much to my Etsy shop for a while. I’ve got another show in August and my inventory is at an all-time low after the Smithsonian Craft Show. But, if you are interested in buying something that I post, contact me. I will let you know the price and any other details. I can send an invoice either through Papal or Square. My email is email@example.com.
Sometimes they just come out so cute.
He is a soft fuzzy fellow-
and made of knit so he is on the chubby side.