I wanted to make him be a more classical Circus man with his striped tights and red shoes.
Day of the dead skeletons-
and a very fancy antique button-
Oops, I forgot to post this fellow that I finished up before I went to Providence! I’ve been distracted with the post show clean-up, getting everything listed into my etsy shop, and getting started on new things. Poor guy.
I love this skeleton fabric!
I was planning on focusing on some new animals once I was back from the Providence show- cats, foxes, dogs, but somehow got distracted and I’ve been putting together and sewing up a big pile of men. To explain that further, I had the body parts dyed, cut out, and had most of the head-to-body and hand-to-arm sewing done. I needed to decide and cut out the trousers/tights/pants and shoes/boots, styles and colors. Then sew them up. There are so many steps. Here is my pile so far. These fellows will get finished up over the next year or so.
Tomorrow I head down to Providence for the show. I’ve been trying to get a few more things finished up. It is very busy around here! I still have some free tickets available. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
I’m continuing to work on pieces that were part-way finished before I left for Washington at the end of April. It makes me feel as though I am actually accomplishing something when I am being distracted by lots of other things like the garden and clothes-making. There are never enough hours in the day.
A very complicated scene on his chest (and arms and back).