Friday, April 9, 2010
Ooh Look At That. I Made Something!
And about time too! My incentive was the imminent arrival of a small person. Let me explain.
One of my dearest friends had a baby blessing (Forget the baby shower concept; we do blessings) last weekend and requested that we each bring a small animal to hang on a mobile for the baby's room. There was no pressure to make anything but as most of us did I think there was an outpouring of creative energy for this yet to be born babe.
Maybe a macro shot was a bit much to expose my dodgy stitching skills but I was working with some extremely temperamental silk there. The green business is a net bag that previously contained avocados but I thought it kind of resembled fish scales and could help me out. The trouble was I had already done the eyes, fins and the bit on the side by the time I decided to use it so I had to stitch the avo bag on and then snip it away from all the decorative bits. I think a few more goes at this and I could have a rocking fish softie design.
Still needs its guts stuffed...
I'll make sure I get a snap of the full mobile once it's done.
Ooh, did I mention I'm going to be at the birth?