i was re-organizing my studio yesterday and found my bunny fabric! i designed this doll last year, ordered the fabric and then promptly misplaced it. i just added a few of the newly sew bunnies to my esty shop. the bunny started with a water color painting on paper (you can see me holding it up in the second photo). a second painting was made to be the back, making sure to match the arms, pants, and feet. i then made high resolution scans of the front and back and bottom pieces and then had custom fabric printed.
i've been working on these for a bit now. i made quite a few but there are the first ones that actually turned out. have to say i'm pleased with the way they are turning out...just wish i could find the soft faux lamb fur fabric in more colors! i'm listing these two in my shop tonight.
i added them today to my etsy shop
i got a fun assignment from my friend that is getting married soon. She'll have a table serving coffee and doughnuts and she asked if i could design some signage for the area. after some trial and error and decided on the sketch above. it looked more like the drawing in the upper left corner before i painted it. at this point i wasn't sure how i'd turn it into a sign but i thought it had potential.
next i scanned the painting into my computer. after many hours...more hours that it took me to do the original artwork:) photoshop has a way of doing that:/ i decided to give my friend two options. i sent the final design to spoonflower and in a few days i'll get a yard of fabric back. the picture is a bit cropped but the top section is two full rows of triangles that i will make bunting out of and the bottom portion can be hung or used as a table cloth.
and then the finished elephant with paintbrush and striped tusk
wearing winter deer
i cut a new doll pattern...kind of delighted with the way she turned out:) the canvas that i used to make this doll was a bit heavy and it was nearly impossible to turn her horns right side out. the first picture was taken after she was stuffed and i'd sketched a rough outline in graphite on the raw canvas.
i made two more pillows today! i'm in love with spoonflower:) i'm beyond thrilled to be able to make and design my own fabrics!! my sister saw my new fabrics and want me to make a pinkytoast circus version of a 'pin the tail' game in fabric for my nieces upcoming birthday. it's will be this coming weeks project!