Sunday, 16 January 2011
Sunday afternoon project
Finnanger embroiders roses on the top of her pin cushions, which I decided to forgo. Mine will be well-used, and I can't see an embroidered design lasting very long (not one embroidered by me, anyway!).
She also suggests embroidering back and forth across the hole that's left underneath, once you've stuffed the cushion. Since I'm not too good at embroidery though, I decided to put a patch over the hole (second pic) - and it looks okay!
Anyway, it's kind of nice - even just briefly - to do something non-bear-related. Bear-making was a hobby that became a full-time thing - but it never stopped being a hobby - so sometimes it seems that's all I do.
But I'll be back to it tomorrow. I am planning another big Steiff-like polar bear, and I have a commission for a realistic panda, so I need to try out a few head designs. And, I still have to think of something to do in the shop for Valentine's Day! (The shop display resolution isn't going well.)