Thursday, January 24, 2013
Happy Upload Day! The upload will be at 9 pm EST in my Etsy shop...
please click on the "Shop" tab above to get there.
First up, we have Crispin. I had the hardest time coming up with a name for this little guy... I asked for suggestions on my Facebook Fan Page and got so many wonderful ideas. One suggestion was Honey Crisp (one of my favorite varieties of apple!) and that got me to Crispin, It means "curly haired", and that seemed perfect as he is made from a sparse mohair with a curly finish! His fur is the most interesting color... you can see the blue backing of the fabric under the green fibers. I am really happy with the way he came out! I used a Japanese linen-cotton blend fabric for his ears and they are so soft.
And then we have Shy Violet... Her fur is really amazing. It is alpaca and it is soft and has a wonderful feel to it. I am not sure how many I will do in this fabric as it was VERY expensive and a little harder to get. Her ears are lined with a Liberty of London fabric that you can get from Anouk at Fabrique Romantique. She has such a lovely selection of high end fabrics and trims... I will be doing some shopping later this evening after the kids are in bed.
I was hoping to have a third little gal done in time for the upload, but thanks to the 6, 7, and 8 multiplication tables taking up the lion's share of my day (one of the joys of homeschooling!) she will have to go in the next upload along with some of the fabric guys. Please remember that these fur elephants are pin jointed and have glass eyes, so I am legally required to list them as being collectibles.
Also, since the last upload went lightening fast (thank you so very much!!!) I respectfully request that everyone please just go for one per upload for now to help spread the love a bit.
Thank you... xoxo Debra
Posted by Debra at 1:56 PM