A new owl shape. He’s made from a variety of antique garments and his eyes are antique faceted glass buttons. (please join my mailing list if you would like to be notified when perching owls are available in my shop )
You can see the beginning of the thought for him (and a couple other projects) in pages from an old notebook here (click the image for a larger version).
Acquired this past Sunday at the park slope fleamarket:
A vintage ceramic hand- I don’t know exactly what it is, what it’s for but I like it. There’s a hole in the palm – for flowers maybe?
A tiny purse /wallet- just fits in my palm. It has a coin purse and a space just big enough for bills. I like the oversized clasp.
And a vintage apron – I love the print. It’s a smock really that snaps down the front. I have it on right now. It is not sexy. It has a whole other effect.
regarding the projects I share:
Mostly people are respectful and gracious. Occasionally someone isn’t. Mostly I ignore that. Once in a while I feel the need to say something. I came across my paper mache teacup tutorial published by someone else as her own work. That is unacceptable. I asked her to remove the post. She has not and changed the date of her post to predate mine - find her original post here or here (click on the image for a larger view). It is also published on instructables.com and I have asked them to remove it.
I love making projects to share and will continue to. I love seeing what you make:
I really hate it when someone does something like this. I experimented with the cardboard teacup shape for over a year. I didn’t find something and rework it. It didn’t come out of thin air.
It was a lot of work, a lot of experimenting and template making and taping cardboard together and failing and trying again and again.
I would really much prefer to say nothing about this but there is a level of dishonesty here I won’t tolerate.
* Update: sinclair and a couple other owls and spiders are available in the shop.
Sinclair is made mostly from this midnight blue antique wool and velvet jacket.
I had hoped to make two or three owls from this jacket but it was too fragile – sinclair was kind of impossible and he will be the only one.