Thursday, 14 September 2006
little flying bear
I made this little fellow over the last two nights while watching Spaced. this is a uk sitcom that it a few years old now, we had never seen it before but Andrew wanted to watch it after renting Shaun of the Dead a couple of months ago. So, He bought the (limited special edition - rolls eyes) DVD of the complete collection, and we are watching one episode a night until we have seen them all. I am quite enjoying it too, well worth a watch for a laugh if you see it going cheap somewhere.
Anyway, back to the bear. He is from my Japanese pattern book (must buy another soon) and I always liked the look of him. I am pleased that he turned out well, though he is pretty small. I used the totally worst fabric ever, it looks nice, but frays like crazy and is hard to sew with a small seam and turn through the little fiddly pieces. Please excuse the pyjamas and the ambient lighting, but does anyone else do it like this?
yes that is a screwdriver, I usually use a knitting needle, but I found this to work better for stuffint the litttlest bits, as the head seems to grip the stuffing.
Anyway, I had an idea for taking his picture with sky behind him, it just about worked I think.
Though you do get a slight reflection, have you guessed it, I used a mirror on the ground pointing skywards. You can also angle the mirror for surreal effects, see below. Now I am quite aware that I could do this better with photoshop, but it is more fun to have a direct photo with no doctoring, don't you think?
Theres another little bear here that I think is pretty cute, and there are other projects too, no patterns as such but the instructions are there (in japanese), mostly pages from Cotton time and similar I think. And how excited am I?? I noticed when visiting te other day that Kittycraft has moved to the UK! The website and shop isn't up and running properly yet, but when it is all I can say is, joint bank balance beware!!