Wednesday, 5 September 2007

woolley headed - thats me!

i had to squeeze in one more blenny for my builder who is also a sea-fisherman ...
he originally asked me to make a sea bas 2 years ago and what with expecting twins and feeling sick i never got around to it. when he heared i had just made a blenny puppet he asked for a blenny softie...

how i made fins for this softie version ... below is a sandwich of 3 pieces of fabric - the lighter fabric is in the middle and you can see the stiching using the same thread in both bobbin and spool ....
three layers of scottish woollen, plus close stiching to give strength .... isnt my skirt pretty?


carefully cut between the stitching thru only the top layer of fabric to leave veins of darker fabric ...


all done on one side - now flip the fin over and do the same onthe other ... lovely isnt it ? i did it the hard way when i made the blenny puppet !!!!


his top- knots are felted woollen jumper again, all rolled up and stitched ...


this long awaited book arrived inthe post just as i finnished this fish ... what a super antidote to all this larger-then-life-marine creatures ..... i devoured its contents and then, by way of celebration, threw the rest of the wool i used for the blenny into the washing machine to felt it .... insert evil laugh !!!


the darker fabirc is shown here with colours belnded beautifully and it hasnt got too thick to work with ....
the lighter woollen is slightly thinker and difficult to sew and but has a gorgeous texture and seems to now consist of stripes ... smells lovely too :-)


a bunny was born ... i might get one more bunny out of the lighter fabirc after tweeking the pattern a bit ....


do i look like that? bunny is based on these in my new book ... he thinks he is cuter - of course ! and he's up for rehoming on bid4bears now ....

3 comments:

Laura Lynn said...

Oh my gosh... he is just adorable!

Caroline B said...

Love that Blenny - you realise if you ever want to trade with me I'm going to ask for a fish don't you!!!
Like the rabbit too - looks good in that fabric.

Katy said...

You are too clever!!!!! :)