This is the first of 3 sailors that are in the works.
Boats and more boats-
I feel like the finishing of things is going in slo-mo. This fellow has been on my desk for a while.
Lots of photos ahead!
He has a kerchief in his breast pocket.
And crossed axes on his belt buckle.
His chest tattoo is a cow and a milkmaid.
And some poultry on his arm.
Can you see that his hair is made from corduroy? Wool corduroy! I’ve had it in my stash for ages and finally gave it a try!
I want to get to my normal posting over here.
It is hard though because the Cody Foster fiasco is continuing to roll itself out. I have now seen the catalog for the 2013 season and found 3 items that were copied from my designs. That negates any argument that any one individually might not have come from my designs, eh? I also saw items copied from some of my craft-biz friends. It breaks my heart. I still don’t know how I’m going to go forward with this. It takes a toll no matter what direction I go. Among other things, the haters have come out who think that anyone can copy anyone, fair game. And they yell really loud. Sigh.
Instead I want to tell you some happy news. Here is my secret. Lean in close and I’ll whisper…
I’m doing a sale with OneKingsLane in November!!! Some of these things I’ve been posting that haven’t shown up in my Etsy shop- that’s why! I will be posting more info as it gets closer but I am so excited!
I am trying to focus on the good stuff. Moving forward here…
I thought he was going to be a lumberjack. I cut him out and sewed him up thinking he’d be a lumberjack. But, I sat back and took a good look at him and decided he just wasn’t. I posted this pic in various places and asked people who he was. I got loads of great answers and in the best of all possible worlds, I would have made ALL the things people suggested- a poet, a psych professor, a fisherman, a barista, a bounty hunter, a boxer, hipster, and musician.
Not that Bluebeard. I am sure this one is very nice.
And, with his friend-