Maker of sock critters, shaker of cocktails, baker of occasionally edible experiments involving peanut butter and chocolate. If you'd like a customised cuddly critter, tweet me @makeitwednesday

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Let's have a hootenanny!

Mother Owl sometimes thinks her baby, Spots...

...looks a bit belligerent. But hoo is she to object when he's such a hoot?
Let's have a hootenanny!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well owl be damned

I'm having a hoot making owls from all kinds of fabric. Daisy - the brown owl - is made from vintage velvet that my friend Fiona's gran (an ex-dressmaker) had stashed away.

This one - Goldie -  looks a little pinned, but I assure you all pins were removed prior to this photo shoot. She's made from an op-shopped gold lurex top (I'm not telling if I wore it to an '80s disco before chopping it up!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jumper to it

Aw, how cute is this little guy? I made him from a jumper sleeve for my lovely workmate Laura, who needed a gift for a one-year-old's birthday. You might recognise the fabric from an earlier critter's jumper.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tarkyn's customised critter take two

I have a confession to make: I am not entirely happy with the customised critter I made for Tarkyn a while back. Yes, it looks more or less like what Tarkyn drew, but it doesn't look like one of 'my' critters(which I guess is the idea since it's mean to be customised!). It doesn't look like something I would make, and as such I am not that happy about handing him over. It just doesn't feel 'right'. It'd be like giving someone a book that you didn't enjoy reading - you'd just feel uncomfortable, like you were cheating them (or yourself).

So this week I made a Luna-ised version of Tarkyn's critter - that's him in the picture. He's made out of socks and he looks MUCH more like one of 'my' dudes. Hurrah!

Tarkyn can have both, and it's up to him to choose which one he prefers. With a bit of luck he'll like them both equally. Double hurrah!