Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fairy Tale Poppets

What is your favorite Fairy Tale?

I grew up with Grimm Fairy tales, the German versions that don't always have a happy ending, and I loved to listen to them being read to me as a kid.  There are other fairy tales and fables that have meanings hidden in the playfulness and/or adventure.  I don't know if I can pick a favorite, they tend to change depending on what my mood is.  Lately I have really drawn to Alice in Wonderland, I love the oddness in Wonderland and how off-beat the characters there are.  Accepting you do not fit into societies norms can be difficult and take time.

At the fabric store over the weekend I spotted some pink terry cloth...Perfect for pigs.  I decided to start the Fairy tale series with The Three Little Pigs.

I am making another set of ears just a bit bigger to see which size looks better.
The back is all in the pink terry cloth so that it will look like the poppet is wearing an hooded jumper (like the bunnies I made).  I am going to crochet a pink curly tail  =)
I am going dark (mostly black) for the eyes, a quirky smile, and maybe a felt piggy nose that will tie on around their head (working on that idea).
The hair is some of my handspun yarn.  The yarn is one of the batts I first spun when I got my spinning wheel.  It is a purple-ish brown.  The batts were from cjkoho designs, it was a kettle dyed set of different fibers, dyed together they produced various shades depending on the fiber.  She used a brown dye on the batch, but it produced a wonderful earthy purple.

I'm excited to see how these guys turn out, then on to the Big Bad Wolf ... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oma's Patch is STUFFED

Oma's Patch is in the upcoming July 2012 issue of STUFFED magazine
Available July 1

I am finally getting published!

What will you see from Oma's Patch?

These cute guys have a two page article

An elusive Mermaid !
Only six mermaids have been spotted so far and one of them is in the gallery section.
Ainsley took a trip to California to audition and was excited to show the sparkle of her tail.

How can you get one of the really sweet toys from Oma's Patch?

At the Oma's Patch shop with Etsy!
There are a selection of Piggies available
There is only one Mermaid available right now, Periweather, since her sisters have found homes.

You can also find a selection of Peculiar Poppets.  The mermaids were a spin off of the Poppets as I started playing with my hand dyed fabrics to see how I could use them with Poppets.  Adding the texture of paints inspired the mermaids.