Green Man

I am going to work on a few fellas before I move on to something else. The first to get finished is this Green Man with an awesome boar hunt toile.

Some face close-ups-

He has foliage and some country house bits on his arms.

Yeah, lots and lots of foliage and branches everywhere!

Red Tail Merman

I am having fun trying out all these different color combinations.

His hair is a dark purple-red cross-hatch. And he has grey-green eyes.

Most of the decorative kanji on his arms runs down along the sides.

He has a fish button- I have had this button forever, like maybe 40 years! I have finally found the perfect use for it.

Dark Merman, Skeleton tattoos

I am really excited about working with this African wax print fabric. I need to learn more about it. This piece (which was gifted to me) has a slightly shiny surface, even after washing. I will be keeping my eye out for other patterns that would work with my designs.

I REALLY struggled with his hair. I tried out 3 other colors/patterns before settling on this orange-peachy color. And when I say tried, I mean I cut out the hair and beard, sewed up the beard, pinned it all on his head… then decided I didn’t like it! And his hair style-

I wanted to do something with 2 “braids” but it took a lot of fiddling. Of course that is always the way when figuring out something new.

Merman 2

This merman fellow is more blue-green than his friend yesterday. He has stormy sea green eyes.

More ships and a button that looks like sea glass. A port scene on his back and an embroidered rick rack belt.

Merman 1

OMG- I finished something! It is such a relief to finally have something done!

He has lots of sails and ropes and smoke because A BATTLE!

Little variegated embroidered stitches and a star button.

Different watery and fishy fabrics.

Red-Haired Lumberjack

He has a really long hat :-)

He’s got the same tattoos as the last fellow- Eagle on his chest, George Washington on his arms.

I am planning on getting these onto Etsy today, after I go pick up my vegetable box at the farmers market. I have more lumberjacks sewed up for the future but I think I will stop with these for now. With no shows scheduled and none in the foreseeable future, I want to have a good range of pieces in my online shop so I will go on to something else. That is after I get all my dahlias planted!