The eighth man in this series of tattooed men.
A cherub on his chest.
I could spend all of my time making tattooed men because they are my most popular item but I’d burn out fast if I didn’t mix it up. But back to the men. I’ve got a pile that I’m working towards finishing. First up-
Here is a detail of his hair-
Horses on his chest and arms!
Sometimes when I am taking photos, I can’t get a single good result. Other times, I have more than one that seem too good not to show you!
I look at the last time I posted here on the blog and realize it has been a few weeks. I never have the urge to post unless I am finishing up dolls. I’ve been busy with other things though- a baby blanket gift, a trip to Chicago and sewing there with my daughter, new placemats for me, clothes making- a tunic and a shirt that I cut out and started but has since gone into limbo. I am more likely to be posting these projects on Instagram. It is so easy and in-the-moment. Happy 4th to everyone in the US!
This is the last man for now but I love this toile so much that I just couldn’t leave him lingering in the in-progress bin any longer.
The plan is to cut out a whole new batch and start the process over- cutting, dyeing, marking, stitching, stuffing, embroidering, embellishing… SO many steps. That’ll start next week I hope.
I haven’t made very many dark skin tone tattooed people because I have not had much success dyeing the fabric to colors that I like and I think are even remotely realistic. So, this is one of a very few. He’s been waiting a long time to get finished up.
He has a lady on the front of his arm and George Washington on the back of that same arm.
This fine fellow started out as a composition in browns- his toile tattoos, his eyes and hair, his boots, shorts, embroidery details… but when I got to choosing a kilt color and I’d pulled out more browns, well, it just wasn’t working for me. So, Red!
You can see his brown striped shorts and his knees-
And under his hat-