Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gerry, a Baby Giraffe

Gerry, a Baby Giraffe

What's the earliest memory you have? My earliest memory is from when I was about 4 years old. My parents took me on a trip to the zoo. There's really only one thing that I remember about that day but the memory is so ingrained that over 50 years later I can see it as crystal clear as if it were yesterday. When we visited the giraffe area there was a brand new baby giraffe. It was SOOO cute. My dad put me on his shoulders and walked right up to the fence...and the baby giraffe came over to the fence too. Because of being on my dad's shoulders I was able to look the baby giraffe right in the eye, face to face. I put out my hand to the fence and the baby giraffe stuck his(or her) nose up and touched my hand. Then it gave me a lick. Hehe it tickled....and btw did you know giraffe's have dark gray/black tongues?

That's my memory and my little Gerry is in honor of that little baby giraffe.  Gerry was made for a "Day at the Zoo" challenge by the Thread Artist Guild (R)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Slip Sliding Away!

My My My where does the time go?  Seems like only yesterday that I finished making little Pammy.

I'm still working on the doll dress in my previous post.  Had some problems with the panels on the skirt.  There's 4 sections to each panel and 10 panels that fit together to make the skirt.  Some of the sections didn't fit together right so I ended up having to remake a few of the parts.  That's all worked out nicely now and I'm half way done putting the panels parts together.  Then I can stitch the panels together than add the 30 roses I've already made (whew that's alot of roses).  After that it's just making the adjustments to fit the waist and attach the lining and the skirt will be done.  All the rest of the parts are made so once the skirt is finished it's just assembly, fitting, and accessorizing to have the whole outfit completed.

As soon as I can I also need to make a miniature animal that could be seen at a "Day at the Zoo" for a challenge by the Thread Artist Guild (R).  I'm looking forward to this one :-)

I'm itching to make some more sewn bears too so expect more of those in the future.