arms for the combo-creature
Today I was thinking about what the arms of the combo-creature might be made from. I unearthed some great fabric I bought from Lynn Krawczyk a while back -- two of the designs/colors would work really great.
The colors blend really well and the pattern fits it so perfectly -- the repetition of the vertical lines/seams in body of combo-creature and the dots/colored buttons on the creature.
I tried sketching and jotting down some ideas before I forgot them.
I tried out stitching the lines for the fingers on the combo-creature's hands...I really ought to get a little embroidery hoop -- it would make this so much better. It was also the very edge of the fabric.
I think it would be kind of cool to fill in the dots with colors of embroidery floss...maybe it would almost look tattoo-y.
If I used this olive and copper fabric, I could use the printed side for the top of the arm/hand and turn it inside out for the back.
Or I could put olive to orange and alternate the front/back for each arm.
Or I could use two sides copper/olive and make yarn spike fingers...so many options.
I was also thinking today maybe I might try to use this (sort of) sgraffito design guy from a ceramic piece I made a long time ago...
...and make a doll out of it...stitching the sgraffito lines onto the fabric.