3 more owls. I will be putting them in the shop today.
In between all the Tiny Worlds!
One orange scrappy-
and 3 Snowy Owls!
Some of these will go in my Etsy shop but not all. Two are already flying out to Illinois to be part of a Land Of Nod pop-up shop on November 30 in Rockford, Illinois. At least one other is slated for another project. But I have a few more partially finished that might be done in the next month. I will keep you informed when I get things listed.
In case you are wondering or have noticed how many pieces are getting cranked out around here, I am building up my inventory for shows in the next few months. What is specifically driving me right now is San Francisco Renegade.
Last year’s show was so exciting and amazing- really, the best show I’ve ever done. If it is even close to that, I will be very happy! So, I’m stocking up on all the goodies to make sure I have a good selection of characters and prices. And, since I’m so distracted by the show prep, I don’t have the time right now to put the new items in my Etsy shop. If you see something you like, just send me a message and I’ll give you all the info.
Sometimes a piece goes smoothly, sometimes it doesn’t. I posted this pic last week on all my social medias.
Maybe it isn’t completely obvious because really, I had to check and double check to confirm what I was seeing. I didn’t want to believe what I was seeing. The black felt around the eyes had bled when I spritzed to get rid of any fabric marker marks and the owl now had blue eye shadow. That was not part of the design. And What? My wool felt had bled? So…
I took out the stitches, took off the eyes and the face. I tested my felt. Yes, one piece bled when I got it wet. I have no idea where that particular felt came from versus the second piece I tested that didn’t (phew!) bleed.
New eyes, new face, sewed back on. Photos taken to be posted next day.
Something wasn’t right. I kept thinking about it after I went to bed. In the morning, the owl returned to my studio for the third time.
And finally! Done! And more photos!
Sometimes these babies take a little longer to hatch.
Remember the scrappy fish? I still want to play with the scrappy idea and I have tons of fox color wool scraps so we visit it again.
I took this picture a few days ago, before the blizzard which we are in the midst of right now. I started this owl in my owl class as a sample and finished him up last week. He is stuffed with “slippery” stuffing and is very squeezable (huggable?). We used this type of stuffing for all the classes and I learned some useful things about it. Firstly, it is much easier to stuff a large open space- like the owl or the baby- with this type of stuffing. It seems to expand to fill the space. And, when making the dogs and foxes, they come out fatter. Here is a photo-
Anyway, back to the owl.