Ok, they're actually felt sugar skulls.
Of course,they're made for a trade.
The swap was for just one but they're so small (about 2.5 - 3 inches or so) I just had to make two. That and I wasn't exactly sure what the size requirement was, so if my first one was too small I made a second to make up for it.
The bride was the first one I made and I didn't think to add the veil until I had the front/face done.
Isn't she lovely!
I really like the face on this one. It's cute but not too cute. The eye sockets are bits of felt and the rest is embroidery and beads. The veil is a bit of lace. I tied it at the top (to make a little bunch) and then hid the bunch in the seam. It worked out well.
The back. Bead and sequin flowers with embroidery stem.
And now, for her husband.
I was a bit obsessed with making a skull with a mustache. That and I wanted one with flowers as the eyes. I saw a lot of skulls with flower eyes when I wa looking for inspirational images. I was going to put the flower sequins for the eyes but they were too girly and once I saw that trim (the gold stuff) I had to make another crown. (I used that trim for a crown on a doll a while back). I like how the mustache turned out. It was just free-handed but it's pretty even and looks decent. It might be a tiny bit high on the face but I think that is kind of cute. (for the record, I had to tear out the right hand side of the mustache twice to get it right. I was worried I'd rip the fabric and have to start the face all over again)
I finally used some of the sew on jewels I've had forever, too. Bonus.
The back is really very random. I just wanted to do some embroidery but I didn't really want more flowers. I thought I might do a pile of french knots (I love that look) but after a did a few I knew I didn't have the patience. So I made a dot of knots (that's the yellow at the top) and then I just did some stem stitch and just made a random design. I had been toying with using one of the skull beads I just got (love those tiny ones!) so after I had the swirly done it seemed a good spot for a bead so there you go.
These will go off in the mail probably tomorrow (I don't fee like walking them over this morning).
I LOVED making these. So simple and fun.