I am all over the place with various fellows but like I said, I am picking up things that were already sewed and stuffed. There is one more guy after this, then on to something new.
This time the stripe pants/tights mean circus… maybe it is boots vs slippers that make it pirate vs circus in my head? (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, I’m referring back to this post.)
He has an impressive chest-
His “buckle” is an antique button. I’ve had that very special rick rack for ages and I love how it looks here. It is so nice to find the perfect use for all my treasures.
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.
It’s the striped pants- they will always say pirate to me.
Lots of happy skeletons on his skin.
He is hanging out in the garden.
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!
This is the last merman for now. It has been a big relief to finish some pieces!
Silvery eyes and seaweed hair.
There are 3 of these mermen available and I will be putting them into my etsy shop today.
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.
It’s the same fabric as the Green Merman but this time the fabric is over-dyed blue.
A glass fish bead on his belt.
More African wax print fabric for his tail. His beard fabric looks bubbly to me.
It might not be obvious but the side fins are a dark red-purple.
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.