Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Minty & Frosty

These are definitely the last of the bunnies.  They are made from hand-dyed blue mohair.  I still can't quite figure out why one has ears which splay out sideways, and the other, ears which go straight up. 

It hasn't been a great day today.  I was going to go on to make mammoths, but I was recently 'liked' on Facebook by a lady who makes (very lovely) patchwork elephants, and I'm worried that when I post pictures of the mammoths I've made, she'll think I took one look at her page and rushed off to copy her idea.  Silly, really.

Anyway, instead I decided to go to a slightly larger design of bear, the 'making' process of which is a little bit more involved.  It's become obvious over the course of the day that it's going to take me more than one day to finish (blast!).  It's one of those designs for which the features are not set in stone, so I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time placing and replacing the ears, the eyes, and everything else, trying to decide how I want him to look.

Not only that, but I'm not entirely sure I have the proportions right for this one. :-(

1 comment:

Polly said...

The design looks really nice in mohair, a softer expression somehow.
I shouldn't worry about the other lady doing elephants. All she has to do is look back on your blog pages to see you have been making them long before she liked you on Facebook.