Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

the fairy and the goblin

my daughter is a big fan of the Rainbow Magic Fairy books, it inspired me to make for her a fairy and goblin. the goblins face was a challenge with many failed attempts before I had an ah moment just before I fell asleep one night. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

a coiled snake

The pattern for this project was taken from this book. The book listed it as an intermediate skill level, I was curious to learn more about the construction of the tight spiral so I had a go at it. its  not as difficult as it first appears.  the main body is a donut shape cut in half and then stitched together again. the instructions in the book are straight forward however there is no mention of clipping the curves before turning right side out which surprised me considering this project is all curves so I went ahead and clipped. the hardest part was not sewing but stuffing the snake.