This hair is awesome, right?!
I love the 3 faces.
I’ve tried something new- a twist on my man pattern. I’ve been thinking about it for a long while now and finally got to figuring out the tweaks and sewing him up.
It is fun to go through my supplies- which toile would work for a sea creature? Which patterns and colors would make a good tail? And sea hair, what does that look like? What about trims?
Here is the back of his hair.
I like how the rick rack works but I found a lot of other trims that I will experiment with too.
I am excited at all the possibilities. That is what keeps me interested and making.
I thought that skeletons on a boat, pirate skeletons, worked well for the underwater theme.
There are more in the pipeline!
The last 2 fish and they are popping bright ones!
and a pile-up on the sofa.
Textures, colors, patterns- so much fun to play with!
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.