Remember the recent post about my plan to turn a mop into a trotting mare? Well here it is!
Ok... so I ended up going more with a reindeer/horse thing... almost did a unicorn horn instead, but opted for wee antlers
I sawed the end off the mop to shorten it... and then padded it and bound it with leather strapping. I pulled chunks of the mop up through the reindeer head to create the mane... then stitched and hot glued it all nice and snug. I like the sleepy eyes (stitched felt over a shiny blue button) they remind me of Skunkboy Creature's work. I also stitched pipe cleaners into the edge of the ears so they can be twisted up and down. Fun.. fun!
My daughter Azriel and I both were happy with the end result! (There's blue velvet reigns that I made too... but Azi already snapped them off before this shot!).
And then... I stitched.painted.drew a Jackalope for my guy Ben. Yep... a pretty fierce furry creature in all his wild glory here. You'd have to know my Ben to know that this delighted him...
handmade Christmas success all around!
*For my own sanity(ish) I opted to not finish the doll houses out of clementine crates... but am currently working on them for Azriel in the future... stay tuned. ;o)