Finally DONE (and about to be mailed this week).
I dragged my feet on these for a while. I'm like that. I make a good go at a project then just stop on it (usually when I only have a few steps to go to be done). What's that about? That's where swaps help because I have deadlines.
Anyway. . .
These are for the next round of Disney theme patches (for letters G, H, and I).
I'm on an embroidery kick and I'm totally fine with it.
I had a deliberate Fantasia theme for these.
I love Fantasia.
I'm not going to show them off in alphabetical order. I'm going to show them off least to most fancy (in my opinion).
First up is for H.
This represents the ballerina Hippos from Fantasia. I had an image of the hippo but it was really large and I already had a very large patch in this set so I decided to do a more symbolic patch for this (that and I didn't want to do crayon tinting again and the idea of fully stitching out the hippo made me bored and tired).
So you get a pair of toe shoes (in felt) with vintage ribbon ties and a wee little tu-tu in netting. (Eugene totally tried to eat it, too. I was sitting right at the table doing the pics and he jumped up and without missing a beat opened his mouth to give it a gnaw--so bad! He did not bite it at all because I grabbed him and put him on the floor)
The back. I knew I had to use this cute ballerina fabric for this patch.
Next up is for I.
Ice fairies from Fantasia.
I took a tiny bit of liberty on this since technically they are always referred to as "winter fairies". But they are making ice as they skate, so they are ice fairies to me.
I used some winter fabric that had the shiny snowflakes printed on it then made some tiny little fairy type forms next to them (so the flakes look a bit like wings, though that fairy on the left looks kind of like the flake is crashing down on him, poor guy). Then I added some little icy skate marks using some shiny floss. I really like how this one turned out. It's a little bit weird, which I really like.
The back (a different shiny snowflake fabric).
Last is my favorite of the group, it's for G.
The sultry goldfish from Fantasia.
This is pulled from a still from the movie (that I found online). Not traced, though. I cut the body of the fish from the image to get the body size/shape right for the felt body. Then I freehanded the fins (with a disappearing fabric marker) then stitched them.
Varigated (too lazy to check that spelling) floss for the ends of the fins.
Close up time!
Free handed the face, too, which I think turned out REALLY well. The eye is definitely sultry. The lips aren't quite as puckery as the real fish, but still really good.
For the end of the body (where the tail begins) I took a metal bristle brush (yes, my cats brush but it was clean) and fuzzed out the felt to get the smudged color appearance.
The body is stitched down (versus glue--I used glue for the ballet shoes).
The back. How freaking cute is that fabric? Right!? So perfect.
I have to admit, I'm really proud of my fabric stash for this set. All the backing fabrics work perfectly with their subjects.
What am I up to next? Well I have a few Halloween/fall themed swaps to do and then the next round of Disney patches (I only have an idea for one of them). I also need to get caught up on Fluff sewing (I have a pile of in progress stuff I just need to finish, but I already discussed how that's my pattern).