Time to introduce some new friends for my shop, folks. I’m still plugging away at developing my own patterns, or at least altering patterns that I find. And I continue to experience more frustration than success. What, between adjusting patterns and trying out different fabrics, I am never sure just what I am going to end up with.
These next two projects are definitely rough drafts- especially the fox. I have been on a velvet kick lately, since I like stuffed animals to be nice and soft to the touch. But velvet has it’s own set of challenges, when it comes to sewing.
There are several things I would like to change about this fellow- the legs and nose for a start, but I like to use my blog as a place for constructive criticism, so have at it!
And then there is my little hedgehog, who didn’t cause me nearly as much trouble. I made him from some soft, purply velvets and stitched little ‘spines’ all up and down his back. He is super soft and cuddly.
I must say that I love his little face.
Anyways, I am going to keep experimenting with animals, but I found a new book on sewing beautiful birds that I am just itching to try out. So we will see what comes of that!