Wow -- it has been a long, long time since I posted anything. I had the car crash (2/17) and I still can't really sit at my desk for very long (I need to keep my feet elevated even more than before) but I worked on something tonight (ALL night) and I wanted to make a quick stop in at the blog.
I have been working in short sessions on a soft sculpture snake. It was meant to be a submission for an upcoming Call for Entries but I couldn't get it done in time...not even close. So instead I am working on it in small increments and I have gotten this far. The body of the snake is 109 inches. It was originally going to have a head at each end but now I will probably not give it two heads. I pieced together a bunch of home decor weight linen (or linen-like) fabric rectangles and they will be the stripey body of the snake.
Tonight I started on the embroidery embellishment part of the project. I cannot believe how long it took. I started in the late afternoon, took a short break for dinner and then got back to work...finishing up at a quarter after midnight...wow.
|A portion of the sewn together fabric rectangles -- I actually ironed the seams open on Wednesday (with Leann's iron and with the guidance of Leann and Joan).|
|Twink loves this project.|
|I am trying to explain to him that he needs to get up so I can work.|
|Circle templates and regular Prismacolor pencils.|
|One of these days I need to get some pencils/markers that are meant for making guide marks for fabric.|
|Tonight I learned I need to keep the stitches shorter than I had expected. This guy will be for me so I am not too upset with the results, but I need to figure this out.|
|The back looks awful but it will be inside the completed guy.|
|Ha ha -- the fabric was in the embroidery hoop so long the indentation is really pronounced. I imagine that will iron out later on.|
Well geez -- I already can't sit here any longer, my feet and legs are starting to throb. At least working on the snake keeps me in my recliner with the elevation. I really really want to finish up two guys for another upcoming deadline (much bigger show) -- I hope I can get them done...those are things that have to be done in the studio in a regular chair (or standing up)...fingers crossed for that!
I am not sure I can make daily blog posts yet but I am going to try to at least do one a week. It has been so strange not blogging everyday -- I lose track of time.