Today is the One Year Anniversary of the beginning of Thompson Boutique Critters opening. So to celebrate, I have new patterns to debue. Thomas the Turkey (who started out to be an ostrich) was hatched in a bigger than life way. We’ll have to work on Olga the Ostrich another day.
Doodles the Dragonfly has also come to light and may have modifications at a later date but the two that have been made for clients are happy and that’s all that matters…right?!!!
So for the next month, if you visit my TBoutiqueCritters Ravelry page, and start shopping, if you BUY 3, you’ll GET 1 FREE!!!!!
I bought some needles for needle felting last weekend and my BFF gave me a book for my bday this week and instead of starting at the easiest project of course, I picked one of the hardest. So here is my hummingbird.
This is my Beautiful Black Swan that will be the second in line in my eBook on birds. Many more species to come and many more books to come as well. ~~~ This beauty is rare. Therefore, when you come across her floating by in the pond under the leaves of a lily, you really must take notice! ~~~ She even has space on her back for baby chicks if you’re so inclined to make a gaggle of these beauties.
Babette the Bashful Bunny is going to be a new type of pattern for me…she has an oversized tail, feet and ears. I love her feet and her left ear keeps her shielded from things that scare little bunnies. When she’s too scared she holds her purple carrot close.
What my DH wants her to be and what she is are 2 totally different things. He wanted her to stand, wear a tiny Nordic hat with horns, a breastplate, holding a spear, singing opera. (Which is a great idea for down the road when I get better at designing.) For now, Helga is just a normal hippo in the abstract jungle!!! =)
I never used to write down patterns as I went until people started asking me to make a critter again. I haven’t sold anything yet but hope that this design week will get me a little more recognized and people telling their friends. So hopefully Fiona the Flamingo will be the first TBC design to sell. Please tell all your friends to at least join TBoutiqueCritters Commumnity group to at least tell me what “critter” to design next.
I was really fortunate with Fiona to not have many trouble spots. Most of the time was actually spent on how the legs should look (ie- realistic, comical, standing, sitting, etc.). So in the end the easiest way won out and sitting “vogue” style won out. Thus the reason for also having to put long eyelashes and “eyeliner”, as one viewer put it, on her eyes. My DH actually thinks that her feathers look like a type for fur/feathered stole. So Fashion Diva Fiona the Flamingo is finished and here are her glamour shots!