Today I have been watching the US Open tennis tournament and sewing. I am working on that little spikey guy and the felted flower we made as a group project in Second Thursday (demo by Jan Waller back in June).
I have no purpose for these two things except to practice stitching and sewing...there is/are no deadline(s). I kept switching back and forth from one to the other.
|I added a piece of fabric to either side of the little spikey guy's face...he also got two double button eyes...still not knowing how his head is supposed to turn out.|
|Whoa -- waaaaay too much fabric/jaws too big.|
|I cut some off and tried again...and then repeated that step two more times.|
|Finally on the last turn-it-right-side-out part a nose started to form...I guess this is the right size.|
|And some ears wanted to be kept...those grey stripey things are horns. (this photo is out of order, but I am not going to change it.)|
|I turned that top short green spike inwards (the one that was on his back) and it gave me a flat-ish area to add the head.|
|Then I took a break and pulled the flower out to work on it. This is as far as I got before -- I think I added these embellishments during a Joan + Leann Wednesday Morning.|
|Closer view of the "before" area...just a few stitches and two beads.|
|I wanted to just keep adding beads in a sort of circle and not worry how many there were or if they were in a straight line...just sort of random.|
|I really like how it turned out.|
|Okay -- short short very very short break and I decided to work on the other guy...I made the flat-ish area a little bigger.|
|Then I tacked his head in place so I could work with it a little easier.|
|I fixed up his ears a little bit...they still need more work.|
|And I closed up his nose/face so I could get an idea of what he looks like...and that was enough for today with this guy.|
|Back to the felted flower. The underside is really an olive green color (I don't know why the camera won't pick that up). I wanted to add three green beads and a stitched line everywhere there was a definite point.|
|I like it.|
|This is another of those spots -- I chose a different blue floss for this one.|
|Ta-daaa -- this one is especially not a totally see-through hole.|
|The flower so far -- second reinforcement on the upper left...beads in the center...first smaller reinforcement on the upper right...you can see through that one.|
Today was a good day -- chores were completed, projects were worked on, tennis was watched, cats were loved...yep...a good day!