Saturday, 28 February 2009
wow the head is looking rounder and fluffier and cuddlier and i am on the home straight with this now!
i may have to re-think the plastic dome 'eyes' if they dont fit my vision for the character - which really just changes as the thing grows and hopefully fits whats in mine and my clients heads !
now im off busy shaping the cheeks, building the pattern for the muzzle fur - 3 kinds of fur, and getting hot glue gun burns again !
Thursday, 26 February 2009
the ear goes here ....
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
looks like a map of the wold type thing ....but this is what the surface of the foam mouse head looks like laid flat. this is pattern making using the old laura ashley curtains method, using tape or pins to make the darts ...
this method makes lovely 'organic' darts !
and its why you wont find many stright lines on the fursuit, too, including the white under-arm strip!
after making this pattern i sliced the top of the head and cut it from longer fur to make a cute top-knot ... i hope !
click through to the flickr photo to see some notes of what goes where ....
Monday, 23 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
vote vote vote, for mrs pack rat ...
that is, unless you find another softie there who floats your softie-boat ...
her new years resolution is to 'get on top' of her Mousework, and Clutter - just like me! i wonder if she has made a start yet ?
im a proud new member of the etsy plush team, and this is my first competition :-)
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
one ear pinned on gives you an idea ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
and no nose of course, does he look like a mouse yet?
chirs says yes, so im very happy, and i have been filling inthe gaps since i took this photo, and gluing the jaw together, and turning those teeth white with the same pvc i used for the claws .....
Saturday, 14 February 2009
arriving at jax's house with the help of my trusty sat nav ! chris helped me park and too pics of our first meeting. why do i always look half asleep?
daisy and matty stare at chris camera - they didn't cry tho !
i cuddled a baby african grey, who was quietly waiting to be fed (every two hours, how does jax do it!) the girls were very taken with the baby bird and want to see it again...
time to feed mary too, and laught at daisy's jokes!
thanks for a lovely morning jax, the very fresh eggs, and for the great photos chris
next time i'll bring my BIG camera along with everything else !
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
i made this drawing, sketched from the head i have build so far ...
the markings are based on deer mice and the little white eye markings that spiney mice have ...
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
and here is a picture of my very small snowman, photographed to make him look bigger!
his eyes fell out, and to be honest, he was mostly made of hail, not genuine snow!
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
today, it snowed a bit more ... enough to keep us from trying to leave town and go to the drop-in choir ...
'i dont like it, i'm not coming,'says matty ...
'i'm not coming,'says matty ...
'I'M not coming,'says matty ...
so we went back inside, but only after i had made a VERY small snowman ...!
Monday, 2 February 2009
so i gutted it
lets call it recycling
the stuffing and the musical box i put aside for re-use
and i made this rabbit ... upholstery and a nice fairy cotton-print ...
the stuffing is so firm, i believe i can hear base notes i couldn,t before ...
20 posts for january, a personal record?
i dont know, i'll have to have a poke around ...