Little Red Riding Hood and Evangeline the Dancer are both off on adventures….

red2eva3

 

Both Little Red and Evangeline have packed their bags and are off on exciting adventures to new places … Little Red Riding Hood is joining Fran on her move into a new home, and Evangeline is travelling all the way to Chile!!!!! How exciting !

Only Alicia remains in my etsy shop … waiting to be rescued ….

alicia

Advertisements

At last I have finished the bug catcher!!!!

Here he is….

and the original picture…

take a look in the section at the top called sculpture to see the rest of the pictures!

working on another stitch picture…and the bug catcher still

Whilst waiting for the frame for ‘sometimes’ and to appease the sewing urges whilst i am working away on the bug catcher sculpture…i have begun another stitch picture…lots to do still, but here’s a quick preview of both…

i amworking on  his head at the moment – but i don’t want to ruin the surprise by showing it yet! Lots and lots to do !!!!!!!!!!! But he’s getting there and is complaining that i should hurry up and start painting him because he has a mission to complete! So i better carry on….

The bug catcher and another stitch picture – both in progress!

Just so you don’t worry that my fingers have been idle recently …a few pictures of what I am working on at the moment…
a new sculpture … the bug catcher, from one of my pen and ink illustrations … His leather funnels!
He’s lots of fun to do – but still disturbingly headless – lots to do!

And the new large stitch picture i am working on simultaneously…. the girls’s outfit, hat and long feather will be the only colour / fabric – the trees i have machine embroidered and am busy working into it by hand to give the effect almost of biro scribbling / sketching…once i have finished the trees i will add beadwork to the hat and long feather…

Still busy working away on the art doll duo’s accessories…

I am still making the accessories but here is a quick look at what I have been doing…it may explain why the man is standing in a strange position… it is all made from recycling bits of junk and unwanted things …

a tiny tambourine, pipework, funnel and the beginnings of a drum…

a close up of the tambourine

and pipework.

working on two drums…

small drum

big drum

adding cymbals to the pipework… and making sure they clash when string pulled

trying the drum on for size …

he seems pleased! He is wearing a harmonica in a holder around his neck.


working on the stand…

the little girl trying out the stand…still lots to do on it …

adding the cymbals and tambourine…


making the drum sticks which will bash the big drum, single cymbal and tambourine.

and a strange trumpet-like instrument which he will be holding in his hands…

still got lots to do … but I will keep adding the pictures as I go…

… meanwhile she’s patiently waiting for her accessory!