big Red-haired man

I’ve got a few more fellows on my work table. I am finishing ones that I’d (mostly) stuffed and then put back into the bin. It is always easier to get to work on something that already has a good start.

I think he has kind of a pensive face.

This is such an amazing toile. It was a good sized sample that I found in a vintage store. I am so sorry that I have now used it all up.

Very big, Big Merman

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Yes, he is a very big fellow. This is a link to another big man merman that I made a while back. You may notice that this new merman has a longer tail. When I cut out the tail pieces, I adjusted the proportions of the tail to match the slimmer guys, not really thinking about how his torso is longer. So he’s ended up about 2 inches longer than any of the other mermen. Oh well!

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Also, he is made of linen which is a little stretchier when stuffed so that helped him grow.

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I have listed 2 of the other mermen into my etsy shop today but I’m going to hold off on this one. I need to figure out if I’ve got a box that he would fit into for shipping!

Big Man with Skeleton Horseman

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.

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I love this skeleton fabric!

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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.

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Big Man with Boar Tattoo

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This was the last fellow that I finished up before the Providence Show. In the end, he never even made it out of the storage box. That’s the way it goes.

Yes, that is a boar on his chest. With some rabbits above and a lady goddess coming out of his pants!

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I bought a bag of mixed buttons last fall and there are lots of good ones to choose from. This button matches his early 1900’s look.

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His hair and beard are a black and grey mix.

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Ruins on his back-

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I am working very hard to get everything into my Etsy shop. I should be done today. Also, I will be working for at least another week so if there is something you want before Christmas, I might have time to make it happen. Send me an email- mimik@pobox.com.

Big Man- Day of the Dead or Christmas?

This fellow got finished at the perfect time of year. This fabric is both Day of the Dead and Christmas. I should probably do some research to learn more. What I know for sure is that it is gorgeous.

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I think my favorite image is the little skeleton angels.

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He has glittery gold rick rack on his belt. The rick rack is left-over from my days making kids costumes.

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Happy Halloween everybody!