Well, after a cold southern winter, complete with chilblains, I found that I had a hole in the finger of one of my beautiful gloves. Such wonderful gloves they were, coming all the way from New Zealand with my in-laws who had journeyed there for a holiday. Such wonderfully soft, sweet gloves made from merino wool and possum fur. I'm not kidding - possum fur. They're a protected species here in Australia, but they hate 'em in NZ and consider it a national duty to rid the country of them.
However... I didn't want to get rid of them, so I pulled out my "Sock and Glove" book by Miyako Kanamori and decided that the best way to preserve my darling gloves was to do a complete metamorphosis and create a creature from them.
Here are my darling gloves before:
And a few hours later, Rowdy joined me on my couch, playing in my sewing box:
He became a little shy and turned around, however it gave me a great shot of his little tail:
I'd love to know what you think of him and if anyone else has made any of the other creatures in this book. He was so super-easy, he only took a couple of hours - entirely hand-stitched.
This is also the first craftster topic I've posted, so I hope it all works okay!
Thanks for looking!!