I love receiving custom order requests for my felt garlands, the colour combinations and requests that my customers come up with are just lovely!
This beautiful garland is on its way to Emily in Australia. I absolutely love the colours she picked, away from the traditional rainbow but they look great together!
And I hope Gigi will have a lovely birthday with this set of custom birthday bunting and matching star garland.
It seems to have gone all of a sudden, from that summer sunshine feeling to the wrap up warm autumnal feeling! The garden is getting covered in fallen leaves (this is our first Autumn with a garden, not fussed about clearing them all up) and the shops are starting to fill with winter fashion, and Christmas products (Christmas already!?!)
And for me, the custom projects for Autumn have also started to arrive. At the end of August I made this set of 3 toadstools for a local primary school display piece. The tallest is 45 cm high, they have lots of weight beads in the bottom to keep them up right!
I also made this autumn colour garland for the display too. It is a new style of garland that I am experimenting with at the moment (more to follow on that later).
Last week I showed you the bag my friend made with my help, well she had another request for us to work on, a tooth clock.
What is a tooth clock? Well its just that, a clock that is shaped like a tooth. So I prepared the pattern (which took at least 10 testers before we were happy with it) and then using that pattern we sewed up the 3D tooth plush together, and then added the clock motor inside it.
I loved how it came out, it was very much a trial and error process as I struggled to find any examples of 3d plush teeth. In the future I may release this pattern to sew a 3d tooth plush, but properly not till next year.
A few weeks ago I was requested to make something special for a new little life that arrived into the world. They wanted it to be something special and have an owl on it as it was a special animal for the parents, we discussed maybe an outfit, but babies can grow out of those so fast!
In the end I made this soft tan owl to hang on the wall, with the name of the new arrival hanging between its wings. It is actually rather big, with a wing span of 35cm, and all made from lovely wool blend felt.
This has been the first time I made something like this and I loved it! I maybe over the summer work on making this into a pattern or tutorial to share with you all 🙂
So this weekend I finished off my puppet!!
Finally he is all done, after more than 20 hours of work, and he turned out fab!!
He is now with his new owners, and is going to be giving English lesson to young school children later this month.
There is a hole in the back of his head for your hand to go in and move his mouth.
His hair took forever to do, every single piece was hand cut from fleece and hot glued on. And his eyes were done using heat transfer paper.
It was sad saying goodbye, but awesome seeing how much his new owner loved him. (He even got put in the car with his seatbelt on!)