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« on: March 04, 2011 06:57:26 AM »

One of my Facebook friends saw my beach houses and suggested that she would like to buy a lion/monkey themed wall hanging for her son's room if I would make one.  She did the lion theme because he was supposed to be a Leo, but was born early and turned out to be a Cancer, so it was my idea to add the crab.  I guess she didn't like it though, because I never heard from her after posting it!  So I guess I now have more inventory for that craft show I may do someday.  At any rate, it was a lot of fun to make; I never thought it would actually turn out the way I imagined it in my head but it's pretty close!

Everything was loosely held together with light fusible web and then hand-stitched; mostly simple straight stitches because the design is so busy I thought fancy stitches would get lost!  The monkey & lion are felt (monkey shape is from a cookie cutter but the lion was freehand), and the crab is crushed velvet so nice & bright with black beads for eyes.  The grass, tree trunks, and river are pieces of old t-shirts, with a little acrylic paint on the river.  The leaves on the trees are from silk flowers, and the background is just a fabric remnant.  I backed it with green fleece and there's a piece of cardboard inside so it won't lose shape when hanging on the wall.  It's about 13" x 9" completed.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 07:31:39 AM »

Really sweet! Maybe she wasn't on FB for a bit and it got lost in your feed? You might send it to her directly and see what she says! Good luck!

And tell your friend not to sweat the astrology thing; looks like they've been off for a long time!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011 09:56:34 AM »

This is adorable and totally perfect for a child's room.  I hope your friend likes it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011 10:41:52 AM »

I adore your lion! The crab was a clever touch for the astrology sign.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011 04:37:45 PM »

Sucks that you didn't hear anything from her, but it is amazing anyway Cheesy love the lion

« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011 02:12:18 PM »

Thank you!!  I sent her a PM last month before posting it in my news feed, what are you gonna do.  I know my photography is not the best and it probably didn't go with her color scheme.  It was a fun challenge to do anyway!  It's all about the process, not the sale, right?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011 02:14:16 PM »

That is adorable. I love the monkey.

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