Yay!!! I'm so happy you like everything! And so glad I could make the wait worth it.
Oh, I made the box (*blush* i was not happy with the inside). My neice made the matching turtle tins
And yes, he was made with recycles sweaters. Thinsg I forget to put in the note LOL I was looking through your posts, and you seemed to be cool with recons, and I had these felted sweater bits I needed to do something with. His shell is made from the shoulder of a sweater - I thought it worked perfectly for a shell
I also discovered that my sewing machine, or at least the medium weight needles I had, cannot handle 4 layers of felted sweater. I broke 3 needles before I gave up and hand sewed the last two legs on. I really like the guy. I think I may make another with the other shoulder for my nephew
I just reread and realized I switched the note on box and the tins. It's all fixed now! My brain does flip things some times. It's worse when it comes out of my mouth. My hubby says he "speaks Jennifer" because sometimes I don't make any sense at all!
I am a huge fan of recons. It's probably my favorite craft to do myself, second only to quilting. Silly sewing machine not liking all that sweater. You did a beautiful job, I do love him.
Oh! I just looked at how you are holding the turtle mobile. The upside down loop is supposed to fit into the hanging loop, and then, from the top down its upside down loop, clip, spinner, clip, righside up loop. If that made sense. I'm still working with ideas on how to make these work better, but you can only work the copper so much before it gets too chewed up and ugly
I'll go get it now and see if I can figure it out. It was a little tangled when I took it out of the box and I wasn't sure which way was up.