Monday, May 3, 2010

Pinks Squirrels & Chocolate Rabbits

So everyone I know who lives here in Tucson is talking about our weird weather! It rained and it was freezing yesterday but get's suppose to be a whopping 98 degrees on Wednesday! So I just had to tell you that because it brings me to what I want to show all of you:
 Make sure to click on the pic above so you can see the details a much better : )Since it was stormy out yesterday I was able to work freely on some new designs and this is what I came up with! I love the pink fabric with the white squirrel silhouette....the fabric also has birdies and deer too so I'm looking forward to designing some other woodland critter sets very soon. I only have one more white eggcup left exactly as shown in the picture. : ( Isn't that how it always goes? You find something you love and then they decide to discontinue it!!! Well anyway, I love the style of eggcup as it is very old fashioned with the pretty ridges. I decided to jazz up the bottom too with a trio of millinery flowers in pink, yellow and white and then hand painted the stamens red to tie it all together ~ and last but not least I hand dyed the chenille trim a pale yellow to match!
Oh I guess I should mention that the little bug is indeed in fact a butterfly. I hand painted her little face and gave her somewhat googly eyes for fun! Her body is white and has pink polka dots and she has 4 wings which you are unable to see from the picture. Her antenna are unbreakable as are the stamen in the flower too so there's no need to worry about that, which back in the olden days when I first started working with clay was always upset when I broke a critters antenna : (

My next set I was able to finish has been dubbed Cafe du Pinks & Needles! The fabric is imported from Japan and sports so many different scenes of Blythe doing what she does, baking, dancing etc! I don't know about you but as soon as I purchase fabric, my first impulse is to NOT cut into it...I always get a little sad when I cut a circle or a square out of a cute fat quarter! It just isn't right! But then after I take a picture and study it for a while I break down and hack away! I am really hoping to be able to create lots of different pin topper sets from the inspiration of this particular fabric ~ it's probably one of my most favorite kawaii fabric I've ever seen! So keep checking in to see what I come up with next.

P.S. The chocolate rabbit comes to life at night time I want you all to know ~ he's the one in charge of all the baking and strawberry dipping : )

1 comment:

My Life Under the Bus said...

Now that I have one of my own I can vouch as to how lovely they are in person. Perfect tiny little worlds .This are great !