Palm trees and mermen go together, right?
More fun with merman hair. The color is dark purple/red with black crosshatching.
Lounging on the sofa-
I have got more mermen in the pipeline but will be putting these 3 into my etsy shop in the next 24 hours. I will update when they are listed.
I made a blue merman a long while back (October 2017) and I have wanted to make more but kept being unsatisfied with my blue dyeing attempts. As I described here, I finally approached the dyeing in a more deliberate fashion, found actual color charts and recipes, and this time I got colors that I was happy with. Funny thing about that!
I am having fun with the merman hair- making exaggerated swoops.
I am having the best time with these colors.
A close-up of his hair-
I posted this photo (above) on my Instagram feed a few days ago. I sewed up 10 mermen over the weekend and I am so excited to see who they are! They are very, very colorful- Spring must be in the air. Here is the first fellow that pushed to the front of the line and made himself known.
He has swoosh-y hair and a swoosh-y beard…
So why green? These fellows are fantasy creatures so they can be any color, right? Also, I like the idea of trying out a range of skin tones. Then I can play with all kinds of crazy hair colors, eye colors. So, I guess it is about keeping it fun.
He is a birthday gift so I had to wait to post him until he was delivered-
Happy Birthday Eleanor!
I am now working on Mermen so hopefully will have some to show by the end of this coming week. I will put the other 4 fellows that I made this week into my etsy shop this weekend.
Another white-haired man. I love this white fabric and it is so perfect for the hair that I can’t help needing to make some more of these handsome fellows.
This French General toile is perfect too. A family portrait on his chest and a dancing lady on his back.
He’s got arrows on his pants.
Rooster on his back.
Just some party-ing skeletons, all over his chest, back, and arms.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Time to love on some handsome fellows :-)
I got a little packet of antique/vintage star buttons at my favorite place for such things- Vintage and Antique Textiles in Central Massachusetts. Here is the first one I found a use for.
This is the last kitty for now. Yes, those are little mice on her dress.
Silk bow at her ear-
Some details- Vintage cotton rickrack at her hem. Antique buttons on her jacket- I think they are some kind of nut shell? Antique shell button on her purse.
I will be putting the last 2 kitties into my etsy shop today. I have pulled out a pile of already-sewed-up tattooed people and have started to stuff them. I also need to pull out the dye pots and dye up some more mermen. Onward!
He is a fancy Professor- bright jacket, bright cashmere sweater, bright briefcase. Also, black and white kitties… so graphic.
He carries his briefcase by having a little hook up his cuff which connects to a loop on the briefcase handle.