Thursday, 28 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Sunday, 24 August 2008
the place where dreams are not to be had ... a bit sore but cheerful and hoping to be able to sit down and glue again soon!
my 'duct-tape-dummy', and some shoes to fit my client, should arive on tuesday, released from customs. i bet they dont understand whats in the box!
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
all fursuiters must wield hot glue guns ...
the fabric of the furry feet, long fur, short fur and oatmeal fleece ...
mmmmmmm. soft ... in need of structure ... so back to those foam shapes i was cutting out and sewing ...
the feet with some shape ...
here are the foam toes glued inside the fleece toes, this hot glue works great, it sets fast and holds the fabric under tension ...
try not to get in the way of it tho, i dont even know how i got a hot blob on the back of my thumb!
i am going under the knife tomorrow so will not be in my workshop. i do have some small pieces of hand sewing to take with me in case i can't concentrate on my book or magazine. wish me luck, and i'll see you when i get back
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
here is a table full of foam pieces, i had to check back to the computer to see again how they would fit together! two of the toes have been sewn together-
all 8 toes are sewn up here, i tried using zigzag stitch and but the joints together, no pinning, and i wanted to facilitate a smoother curve than gluing might create. it seems to work well. i plan to add a rib of glue to the underside to strength, later -
and here are the 2 heal-and-ankle sections formed, a bit tricky to put through the machine!
fianlly, before getting out my 3 kinds of fabrics to be used on the feet, i cut up and re jigged the patterns a little bit, and they are labled with fleece, fur and log fur-
the next images will be of the fabrics im using
have a nice day
Thursday, 14 August 2008
and that link will gove you the credit forthe pattern too, i may change it once i have it all cut out, but this will be the basis for the feet.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
recycled bells ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
in a bag of blessings, clothes and toys was one velcro bell strap, in barbie pink plastic and missing part of its velcro ... its made by the ealry learning centre, and had 4 bells on.
i cut off all the bells with a craft knife and used fabric off cuts i got from a fellow freecycler, and made these 4 loops, a pair for each twin girl ... the vecro was cut from a curtain used in my last flat :-)
the white paper is a pattern i made by drawing around the bell strap before i hacked it up.
sounds great if i fix one to each of matty and daisy's legs and they run up and down the hall way ...
Monday, 11 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
showing the fleecy paw-pads
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
the gloves are finished, the seams plucked and the cuffs hemmed ...
my friend kim came over for coffee and agreed to pose in them for a few shots, as i have such tiny hands and the gloves look baggy and floppy on me!
daisy and matty giggled and giggled as i took a few shots, kim is a natural! i should make her wear the whole suit!
(no i havent made the whole suit yet ! haha ........)