Maybe I'll get it together to do a giveaway once I've got my little shop stocked up and ready to go! Aim high! These little fellows are about 5 inches wide and made from Harris Tweed (of course!), felt circles and embroidered eyes - all handstitched. I've started to embroider features such as eyes now and hope to pick up a few more embroidery skills along the way. I love seeing all the different versions of similar themes on people's craft blogs and flickr.
And I thought I was the only one making soft-toy (plush) ladybirds (ladybugs), butterflies, etc.!! It's been really cool to see different people's approaches to making 'similar' critters! A real eye-opener for me! I love the international element to Flickr and craft blogs in general. I wonder where all the inspiration comes from to make all these creations. My children "egged" me on with all my projects. If they laughed, I knew I was on the right track! I also love the texture and colours of Harris Tweed. What's your inspiration?
Oidhche Mhath (Good Night!)
P.S. If anyone wants to do a "critter" swap with me, I'd be happy to oblige!! Butterflies, bees, ladybugs, frogs (?!), spiders ......(Most of mine are on my Flickr photostream - here or in my original shop here)