Friday, 28 October 2011
Phew! It's been absolutely mad recently. The bears for the gallery are due before the 8th November - that being the day it opens - and I finally managed to get one complete yesterday! Meet Loulou...
Quite sweet? I made the hat from coils of fabric from a jumper, which had felted in the wash. Then I came home one day to find that my mother had made the little fringed dress from a sleeve of the same jumper - it fits her perfectly! She looks very 1960s - a happy coincidence, since I'm totally into vintage clothing.
As I think I've mentioned, I'm also hoping to make two pandas for the gallery. They are all sewn up, jointed, stuffed, closed, but I'm struggling with the eyes. I also thought they ought to have hats - preferably bowler hats. The question is, never having made a bowler hat before, and without a pattern (the few patterns I've found on Google use a hat block, which I don't have), can I make two of them in the next three or four days?
Anyway, also on the 'to do list' were three commission mammoths. I am determined to get them finished tonight, and photographed early tomorrow morning before I go to work. They are all complete except for eyes and tusks. One of them is made from printed black velvet, and is absolutely gorgeous!
Anyway, if I get them finished in time, I will post the pics tomorrow.