Wahoo wahoo he's back. Who? I hear you ask. Why, Mr Mojo of course. I did just what I said I was going to do.....
I got out all my boxes of wool rovings, threads, silk fabrics etc and uncovered my 'Dumfer'. I cut out a piece of linen and prepared it by zigzagging around the edges to stop it fraying then used fabric crayons and wool rovings to make a background. I then got dumfing....and here it is so far.....
I rather like how it's going so far but it still needs more dumfing, some machine and/or hand embroidery and possibly some beading to bring out the detail.
It may well come with me to the crop in September to give me something to pretend to be working on while we eat cake and chat.
The other thing I'm going to share with your today is this desk full of babygros. They were used by two tiny prem baby girls and were brought to me this week to make a bear out of.....the one babygro was so small that to make a panel out of it I had to join three pieces!!
Of course, being stretch fabric it also all had to be backed with iron on vylene so the bear was quite a challenge to make but......
.....here she is finished wearing the tiny tutu that the baby girls used to wear. I did have to adjust the tutu a little but I think she's rather cute.
The other bear I've made so far this week is this blue one made out of a Dudley Girl's High School scarf.
This one came with more challenges because it was a fairly loosely knitted woollen scarf that had to be stabilised with fabric iron on interfacing and there was only enough of the fabric in the scarf to get three out of the four panels out of. Thankfully I had some blue fabric in just the same shade as the school uniform.
Don't you just love it when you can overcome the challenges life throws you and the finished result is so lovely? I get a big thrill out of what I do....can you tell?
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and will leave me a little message so I know you've called by. I will do my best to pay you a return visit but I have rather a lot of orders for my Memory bears and cushions this week. :-)