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.
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!
Well Fiona is looking great and I ALWAYS have something negative to say about the critters that I design but I think she’s going to be one of my fav’s!!! Her feathers and lower beak were attached last night. I started working on her legs but the hour was too late to finish. She should be finished for tomorrow “unveiling” though. Thanks for all of your comments on her progress, they’re always fun to see!!!
In an effort the keep things interesting, I ventured really far to see if I could create a camel. I wanted the knobby knees, a defined mouth and wanted her to stand on her own. Well she definitely has character and a sweet demeanor and I’m very pleased with my latest addition to the “abstract jungle” of critters. To purchase her pattern click buy now and it will transfer you to my ravelry site for Camille. She’s walked over many miles of desert to be a part of your menagerie.
This guy didn’t take as long to make as I thought but halfway through, I was really worried that he was even going to look like an elephant!!! He’s approx. 11″ long and 6 1/2″ tall and using Red Heart Homespun yarn in “Purple Haze” totally makes him!!! He’s still a baby so he doesn’t have tusks but if you’re wanting to purchase the pattern, visit my ravelry site and you can buy now. I welcome all comments and ideas on new “critters” to make. My DH has now deemed this as his favorite “critter” to date!!!
Loving ladybug was created for a coworker who needed something for an infant. So therefore, she has no removable parts, etc. And because it was so close to Valentine’s day I had to put a heart on her wings and for her lips. The pattern can be purchased on my ravelry site at buy now. She’ll just flutter into your loved ones heart!
A friend gave me this variagated yarn in fuschia, yellow and orange and I had no clue what to make of it. I knew I wanted to make a lion thought that it would make a fantastic mane using the loop stitch. My Mom and I always embroider things in the colors that we prefer Mom (pastels), me (jewel tones) and have always made the animals in the colors we like too and years ago called it the Abstract Jungle. This pattern for “King of the Abstract Jungle” should go up on my ravelry site at the end of this week.