I DO LIKE STRIPES AND POLKA DOTS…
Blue Haired girl with blue hair – ready to go out in a fluffy pink shawl
Blue Haired girl with blue hair – this is what she will do when she reaches her friends!
heading for the dance floor… 🙂
she only does this when no one is around
She’s rather good at it too…
Her hair is a needle felted with a soft wool mohair and her eyes are hand drawn with a fabric pen (heat set).
She’s made with linen mix cotton (50% of each), upcycled clothing (that skirt was mine but far too short for me to wear so I decided to use it instead of sitting in storage for years!) the skirt is lined and elasticated waist with stretchy striped sleeveless top (it has sparkles!)
The fluffy pink shawl has light purple polka dot buttons (it’s actually push stud fastener underneath).
The floral knickers are fixed but the other clothes can be removed but be warned – she’s not the ‘running around in public naked’ type of gal!
The armchair was a prop for a stop motion character that I made years ago (link)
My new creature ‘Iya’
‘Iya’ is a species monika rather than an individual name.
The Iya creature has been floating around my head for along time and is the imaginary friend of a stop motion puppet I made a few years back – the version in the stop motion (very short!) film didn’t look how I visualised it where as this version is a lot closer to my final idea – This version that is for sale is a prototype for the pattern that I’m making so I plan to make more but with several changes – this one should be the most unique and original version!
You can see my stop motion character: about Clara: The stop motion puppet who makes her own stop motion puppets at www.clarasanimatedworld.co.uk – there are two short films on the site as well as a gallery of images of how she was made.
This is a furry version of my ‘Cats in Pants’ – I’m so close to finishing the pattern – it’s annoying as it’s taking me ages to finish! gargh.
This is a furry mustache dude – he stands up if he uses his hands to balance 🙂
I made some posters of a few of the characters that can be downloaded and printed at home via my 2nd Ety shop (I’ve had several but it got too much to sort – now down to two!!)
Here’s the new Etsy shop…
my Photo Etsy shop can be seen in the sidebar of this blog – I’ve had wanted to start this new shop for ages but couldn’t decide if I had to make another website and blog just for making things but I really don’t want to just yet 🙂
Mini Needle Felted Kitten
I forgot to take more photos of this tiny needle felted kitten – it’s now living in Paris with my baby niece – I still have yet to finish the Cat doll and the kitten was suppose to be the Cat doll … er… doll. 🙂
I’ve been helping out at The Stitch group and I also made a few items for them to sell at The Feast in West Norwood as a fund raiser – I hope to offer them as digital downloads as well – all to help the community group keep going and fulfil it’s future plans – you can find out about The Stitch here
NEW MAKERS MARKET IN TULSE HILL
I will be selling some of my work at a new Makers Market at The Hub (formally the James Wilson Coffee Shop) in Tulse Hill – it’s in its early stages but hopefully if people come it can grow bigger – so far there are several Rock Paper Scissors London group members who sell at L’Arche in West Norwood and at the Cafe itself but there are also others who sell Skin Care items, heart food and children’s clothing so please pop along if you can 🙂
I’ve not had much work for a few months and it’s all rather stressful so instead of trying to make overcomplicated (or at least beyond my current skill set – I plan to improve!) I decided to stop being fussy.
So I’ve made several simple but cute little guys – I’ve mentioned my ‘Cats in Pants’ in another post and this one used the same body pattern and tail.
If you comb with a small teasel brush that you fluff up the material (or wool if using crochet/knitting to make a toy) but be careful as you can get carried away = hole!!
The hairy dude at the bottom has only partial brushed fur which gave him a hair style and eyebrows 🙂
I’ve also added some needle felting to the little one’s face and spots on his tail… I just need a name for him.