I saw a travelling companion on craftster and fell in love with the idea, kinda Amelie-gnomish! Aiming for a small woollen creature and unable to crochet, I scoured the internets for "knit-gurumi" patterns but was not satisfied. So with my very limited knitting and designing skills, little Pierre was born the day before a month's rail trip around Europe last summer, thus named for his resemblance to a rock (and we happened to be in France at the time...)
Here he is, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on his first ever train journey:
Here at sunset in Brussels:
Being political in front of the Hungarian parliament (see his serious expression?):
ok just little thumbnail pictures now, but here he is trekking up Mount Olympus, in Rome, with his friend the Venetian gondolier, being quiet in a church, under the Eiffel Tower and finally with his little Hungarian cousin Joszef when they met in Paris.
He visited many other places but I think that is more than enough photos!
from a clothing catalogue (White Stuff - as catalogues go they use pretty good quality paper). For size reference, they are between 1 and 2 inches tall.
ok not so much part of a zoo but...
sorry for so many pictures! I got a bit carried away... there are more animals too that I haven't included. they're a little difficult to photograph!
Although the idea was my own, I was inspired a little to try paper cutting by Jeffery Rudell's articles on CraftStylish, and also by the work of Peter Callesen. But this was only my first attempt at paper cutting, so they don't really compare
Thanks for looking, comments and criticism very much appreciated!
I started this ages ago but only just finished it... cut paper from magazines glued on top of an initial rough sketch. Not sure if this is the right place to post, I was thinking of paper craft but that's mainly books and things, since this is a picture perhaps it belongs here? I am really happy with it... it took me so long to find the right colour for the ribbon, I couldn't decide if it should be yellow or orange or green or red or whatever. I think red works though?
Detail of the eye, my favourite part:
and the whole thing:
Thankyou for looking! comments very much appreciated!
Two necklaces, the first is Totoro themed and the second Pingu themed (for anyone who doesn't know, My Neighbour Totoro is an anime film by Studio Ghibli, and Pingu is a children's tv series about a penguin). I made the character beads out of fimo, painted them with acrylic, then strung them on looong threads with various other beads.
There are all three Totoro creatures and an ear of corn (made from fimo) plus lots of random beads
These are inspired by the childrens TV programme Pingu. I used to love it (I kind of still do) so I made these to make into beads, I still have to drill holes in them but apart from that they're done! I'm gonna put them on a themed necklace, if that makes sense, with fish-shaped beads and stuff. They're made from fimo, and painted with acrylic (and actually superglued in places, they were a bit fiddly...) For size reference, they're pretty small, Pingu is 2cms (just over 3/4 inch) tall. Anyway, pictures:
All four of them -
And the inanimate, unnamed snowman, that always stands outside the igloo -
Thanks for looking, I'm not too experienced using fimo so criticism much appreciated!
This is my second ever knitting project, I finished it a while ago. After successfully completing a monkey I wanted to knit something more useful, and searched for patterns on the web, discovering this amazing site with vintage knitting patterns. Being a beginner, I had not yet grasped the idea of gauge... anyway, the hat ended up rather too large... hehe... I wear it anyway, it keeps my ears warm!
Hmm I'm not sure if this should be posted here or in papercraft or what...well I was inspired by these: http://www.junkmailgems.com/beads.html it started an obsession with collecting envelopes...never have bills and bank statements been so exciting! It's a whole art form! anywhere here are mine, I just cut the paper into strips, rolled them up and glued them. I combined the beads with glass and metal ones to make a necklace: