Now there are 7 fish and I will be needing to cut out some more soon. The fish are all about choosing colors, fabrics, textures. The sewing and finishing are easy once those decisions are made. These fish are all made from my Fresh Fish pattern if you are inspired to try some of your own.
And now here is ALL the fish, piled up on the sofa!
Bright colors. 2 fish, made from the same pattern but the top one is made out of wovens (the body) and the bottom fish is made of boiled wool knit which has a lot more stretch.
They are piling up!
I’m busy replenishing my available stock. My next show is in San Francisco in August. Fish 1 and 2 of this “school”.
Same fabric for the faces but some popping body fabrics!
This one is made out of all knits. The orange stretched differently from the blue which gave this pup a slightly backward-leaning posture that I found funny.
This little doggie really cracks me up!
It’s been on my mind to do a dog with a black eye circle.
Another black and white dog but in a different order.
I am still catching up with the dolls I took to Washington DC! I’m back to work though so soon enough I will have some of the latest things.
A tropical merman who dreams of palm trees and islands in the sun.
I’m back at home and my to-do list is long! I have to catch up posting all the dolls I finished before the show. The last owl was a snowy owl. And, btw, all the owls found new homes!
The Smithsonian Craft Show was amazing! It was such an honor to be part of this event. Here is a photo looking down on my booth from the 2nd floor.
And here is a front view from the first day of the show.
By Sunday, my booth was looking a lot different. I am learning that the tattooed people are not big sellers at the fine craft shows but everything else was popular. I was filling the spaces with whatever I could. I am going to have to get busy to fill my inventory and shop again. I am lucky to have that “problem”!
They have matching hoods and wings with other fabrics mixed in.