Monday, April 8, 2013

Dotees: Wings and Dr. Seuss

No, no together.

These are two separate swaps.

First up, for the Dr. Seuss Dotee swap (that I hosted):

I will not eat them in a box, I will not eat them with a fox.

I covered the lid of a jewelry sized box (I just had around the house) with some very Dr. Seuss looking fabric.  The pic doesn't do the colors justice.  It's very bright.

Full dotee to show hanger and egg and ham tail.

Detail of eggs and ham (coloring is bad in this pic).

The eggs and ham are just simple felt shapes.  I used glue to put the details on.  Sharpie for the grill marks on the ham and the fox's features.

Full show off.

The fox pattern can be found HERE.  I love the free patterns at Nuno life.

Next up is the dotee I made for the Dotee with Wings swap.  The only requirement was it had to have wings (well, duh!).

Yeah, s/he's super WEIRD.

I don't know what it is but this is the second really weird dotee I've ended up sending to the Netherlands.  I swear, I'm not trying to send weirdos to the Netherlands.

I wanted to make a kind of realistic butterfly.  Hence the funky antenna and the cord proboscis.

I originally wanted to do an embroidered face (with eyes that looked like compound eyes and a curly stem stitch proboscis) but my initial attempt was HIDEOUS and then I remember I have these wacky eye beads and. . .the rest is bizarre dotee history.

I was tempted to quilt the wings but the were stable/sturdy enough without it.  I did use batting in them and it worked out great.  I'm happy to report I didn't make any mistakes on the wings.  NO DO OVERS!!  Love that.  I also love the goofy bird fabric.  It just goes with the whole look of this wack-a-doo butterlfy.

OH, and the body is shiny/sparkly gold fabric.  So this butterfly is really going to terrify everyone at his/her new home.

On top of completing both of those dotees on Sunday, I also began sewing up my second giant squid.  I need to have it done for the end of the month.  So far, so good.

I also want to make some charity toys this month (a blog I'm following is all about charity sewing and this month they're doing stuffed toys--scored a cute free pattern for a seahorse, so I'm tempted to make a few and a few mermaids, we'll see).

But first, I need to get that giant squid DONE.


  1. The fabric you covered the box in is actually a Dr. Seuss fabric ;) I got it in a scrap pack from Hawthorne threads I think, it is super bright! I'm glad you found the perfect use for it, I will probably have it in my stash forever because I can't think of what to do with it other than postage stamps and string blocks and swaps.

    1. I knew I got it from a swapbot swap but couldn't remember which one. I really like it, but you're right it's a bit loud. Perfect for small projects, though. I was really glad to have it for this dotee.