Thursday, November 26, 2009

Creative Space - the pleasure and the pain


I have been busy experimenting the last few days. These two are what I have been up to.

My little red friend there was a pleasure to make, he just worked, straight out. He looks great and I had a lovely feeling of satisfaction after finishing him. I might make him a bit larger next time.

The blue bear creature was a PAIN. I wanted to make something that was a good cuddly size for a kid, and not have to sew limbs on (this is my lease favourite thing about softies - the arms and legs, arrrgh!), so I made a figure of eight shaped pattern. So far so good. The face was my real problem with this dude. I had a bit of human like face on it, kind of like the face here, but also with green hair. I then sewed it together with the wrong sides facing, so had to pull it all apart again, then sewed it correctly and stuffed it, but I just hated the face, and I picked up the seam ripper and just ripped it right off. I then made the current face and spent ages deciding how to arrange it - how far up the face? how far apart the eyes? eyes close to nose or separate? Ahhh, the decisions! Last night I pulled the filling out and sewed on the face and ears with much difficulty, but much patience. He's OK now, just a very frustrating experience.

For more creative spaces, head on over to Kirsty!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Love your little guys...And oh so can relate to the PAIN issues you had..Which is why I don't sew softies very often. It's just so hard to focus around here :)...

Regardless they are adorable...

Kylie said...

Yah! Another Brisbane person :) So pleased to have found your blog. Your softies look fabulous! I'm absolutely the same with these things and keep telling myself I'm learning and next time it'll be better... now, just have to make myself go back for a next time...!! ;) K

jeanamarie said...

he's very cute :)

Kirsty said...

Glad you got there in the end. They both look great.

tikki said...

the bear turned out great, i think your perseverance realy paid off!

Yana said...

they are both very cute, but i love the bear! and love the face!! i think it turned out lovely :)

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