Saturday, November 13, 2010

Willowing & Friends!

"Empathy Monster"

Funky little one! One of the projects for week 3 on Willowing's course was to create an Empathy Monster using materials of our choice and a provided pattern. To be clear, I do not sew, so everything here has been done by hand (& with a little help from my friend, Fabri-tac) . . . Each of the stitches were made with various colors of thread and styles (not that I could name them), in addition to a strong belief that wonky would work well here . . .

Other variations on the doll include a stitched nose, a Swarovski crystal button for the eye on the left and a decorative button on the right. The fuzzy hair was made using a hair clip (I later removed the actual clip once the rest was sewn in place) from the feather boa section of my local craft store. It may also be interesting to note that the zipper was 4 inches long (something I learned yesterday) and that it was stuffed with two (1.5) bags of left over spider "webbing" from Halloween. . . 

Thanks for looking! If you are interested in getting the pattern for yourself, check it out Here. . . xoxo

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Kristin, this is sooooooooooo awesome. Your talented hands never cease to amaze me. Honestly, this is a keeper and I seriously encourage you to rethink the Etsy shop. You are one heck of an artist!!!!!! xoxo

Goog said...

He's perfect!!! I'm totally in love.

Dawn said...

Oh Sweet! It IS pretty "funky" I like it:)))

faerwillow said...

~kristin...look at you go!!! i l♥ve your little empathy monster...it makes me want to get started on mine even more but me here still waiting for my ink so i can get started on week two...i am quickly falling behind...yikes...i wish you and yours well this day...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

Carin said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! I just love him! Very funky indeed! Love all your little changes too.

Lorraine said...

just love your one Kristin..I finished mine today and lets put it this way its not the best thing I have ever done..lol

JessiVille said...

Your little monster is so stinkin' cute! Love! Most excellent work for one who does not sew! Yay Kristin! Haven't had time to do mine yet...

Mandy said...

just gorgeous....we are so busy with life which means no art action sadly...hugs girl!!!xxx

Amelia said...

this looks amazing! I will check out the pattern - thanks. Really good considering you don't normally sew :)

Amelia.x

Emakesart said...

I am loving the funky, feathery, bright hair!! You did such a great job and I would NEVER guess that you don't sew. You rock!!

And yes...I seem to carry my camera with me almost everywhere I go...you never know when you have to suddenly pull over for a good photo op!

xo Esther (TG) : )

Cynthia Elizabeth Anderson said...

I am in love with this little monster!!! What a cutie! I've been really digging dolls lately, and especially those of this type. Great job woman!

Cynthia Elizabeth Anderson said...

sounds and looks like this was a very interesting class. I'll have to look it up!