I became a bit obsessed with making these little guys over the winter. Any car ride,
TV show I didn't want to pay attention to, idle moment, I was stitching. Going through
fabric scraps, looking through buttons, matching up floss you get the idea.
Another pattern from Ann Wood. This was a freebie.
The possibilities are limitless on decoration. Making good use
of the embroidery floss stash & scrap fabric bin.
Made myself a couple tools to help in the assembly.
For the tiny areas in the head & tail I made a stuffing tool from a big needle.
Cut off the end so you have a little fork to grab the batting & twist it.
Shoved the pointy end in a cork. Perfect.
Sharpened a small dowel to further coax stuffing into the right spots.
After accumulating so many I decided to give them to friends in sets of three.
Friends with a cabin on the Boardman River want me to make
several fish to be inside & out in front of this metal skeleton.
I have ideas of what they will look like. I figure about 15 fish should do the job.
Inside the cabin is this wonderful print. It may be my jumping off point
for the consumed fish.
What strange little thing occupied your time this past winter?
I can't be the only one who got caught up in something unexpected.