I saw this fabric and knew what I needed to do!
I’m a little worried that his hair wandered over into Mr. T territory. I never notice this stuff until I am looking at the photos.
Architecture on his arms-
Thank you for all the support from yesterday’s post- it really helps to know that I am part of a caring community around the world.
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!
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-