This is quite possibly not the right place for this - but close enough I think! I've been playing around with the idea of making a stringer of fish- in fabric - ever since I saw some carved out of wood on Etsy. I loved the idea of having them hang on the wall somewhere, so I devised my own plan. These are made of canvas - gessoed and then painted with acrylics and textile medium. The paint is kind of shimmery and I intentionally frayed the edges on the tails and fins - just cause it kinda gave them a look I was going for. All done - I gave them hooks and strung them up - ready to hang.
I participated in the Edward Gorey swap, and made this for my partner. The Gashlycrumb Tinies (for those not familiar) recounts the tragic demise of 26 children (in alphabetical order.) The cover of that book is a classic Gorey illustration - the reaper surrounded by the kids. AAAAAANYWAY... here he is - about 16" tall, fabric and sculpey. His umbrella is stiffened fabric and he has a loop on his back so he can hang on the wall.
-After finding that my log pillows seemed to be in demand I thought I might try my hand at something a little different. I figured maybe this one lends itself more to propping yourself up after a long day at the saw mill. It's pretty chunky - about 12" across, 15" or so high. Maybe not for everyone's home decor...but I think it's kinda fun.
-I made this for the Vintage Halloween swap, inspired by some smaller vintage owls. He's about 12" high, made of fabric and covered in (gulp) glitter. The eyes were an accidental find, but I can't imagine any other use for those buttons than owl eyes!
-as a child that is. As part of the Wicked Child tin Swap my partner picked "The Grand High Witch" from "the Witches" by Roahld Dahl. Now everyone KNOWS that real witches are bald - so of course my child had to be bald! The number 86 (at the top and on the bottle) refer to Formula 86, which turns people into mice.
This is a quote from the book
And a good look at the frozen Charlotte head I found - pretty darn creepy if you ask me!
For the "Put a Bird On It" swap I did a take off on a project that I did last year. The last one was 25 tiny birds - this time it was six - all of them on my partner's list of favorites. Done in ink and watercolor:
I was part of the sewing Accessories swap and this is one of the things I made for Missing Willow. (I made something similar for sweetyetevil a couple of years ago!) I used Sculpey to form the skull over a styrofoam skull. I then hollowed it out, baked it and painted with acrylics. The actual pin cushion was glued into the hole afterwards.
And the back, with a skeleton goat - because MW lives on a farm with goats.
Well, with some trepidation I joined the Wicked Forest Match box swap - so many great crafters that seem to make working in miniature their specialty! The talented and wacky Suereal was my partner, and one of her themes was "pissed off wood nymph" - so that's what I went with. The "skeleton" is a tiny box of penny matches, covered in Polymer clay and embellished with moss and acrylic paint. The inside is a tiny polymer nymph in a bed of moss and twigs... unfortunately there was some sort of mishap on the journey to Canada, but suereal has reportedly fixed the problem. Here's what I did!
My partner received this yesterday - so safe to post. This was for the "Wicked Vices Altered Tin" swap - and, one her vices being "overindulging in sweets", I sort of accidentally came up with this. It's all polymer clay on the outside, stuffed with delicious fleece filling. Bon apetit!