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Thursday, 28 February 2013
Maurice the Moorhen is finally complete - what a steep learning curve this has been! It's the first time I have had to design a plush toy from scratch and I'm really happy it turned out as well as it did. The feet were a nightmare! I sewed the felt so carefully but then had to turn all those long thin toes inside out before stuffing them - incredibly fiddly and took about half an hour for each foot. It was a matter of gently trying to turn each toe within itself before carefully inserting forceps and trying to nab that little point without destroying it!
But with perseverance, I got there in the end. Moorhens are funny birds - look at the length of those legs! Now I have to do it all over again but with wire legs.
On the easel at the moment - Bonnie, a commission. She's (sorry, was :0( ) a gorgeous looking dog with lots of lovely coloured long hair, so I am thoroughly enjoying this one. Once again, I am using Derwent Drawing Pencils on the reverse side of pastel paper.
On the needles, another ram scarf, Dr. Who, and something I wish I could show you because it is hilarious but I can't!
My tomato seeds have not sprouted yet - over at Soggibottom they are well on their way. I wish I knew her secret!