I know I have been posting alot about the new OOAK creatures I have at home. Not sure if everyone was clear on why I am attracted to them and my purpose on posting about them besides being cool to look at.
Though they are medieval in inspiration, lots of gryphons, dragons, and unicorns. Its something I also do for the SCA Youth Activities believe it or not. Its a research of sorts to see if I could find ways of these being inspiration to make puppets of some sort for a take home craft. I also and researching the history of puppets myself for an Arts and Sciences project. Its been one that has been in development as long as my Tudor Doll A&S Project, about 5 years or so. I want to make a string marionette in full 16th century detail for a long time but have not found the time to hand carve the whole thing right now. Though I have plenty of ideas on how to go about making it work.
I would have to say the creatures I have are more of a modern take on a puppet and use cables to control their life like head movements. Fun to wear to renaissance fairs, great way to attract kids to the youth table, and all around fun to play and look at. With that, I have a new one for you all to take a look at, this one I received in a trade from my friend Genevieve. I had traded with my black and white gryphon for a posable gryphon stuffed animal, its not a puppet but is cool looking. Posted photo is above, he is really unique fellow. I am thinking about custom ordering a dark teal and green dragon from her but not till much later when I get the wedding payments underway. So many friends and so little space and money, ah its a catch 22.
Well nothing on the sewing front, I will not be able to get a foothold till my next day off. I have work over the whole weekend and that is cutting into my time but it won't be long till the extra hours is over and its back to regular paychecks. Guess I will see how everything measures out in the end. Though still excited to see how it turns out, thinking of working on the outter dress first, which will make up quicker than the shirt. After I am satisfied with the result of the outter gown; I am going to plot the pattern for my shirt, embroider the whole rose pattern on the silk, cut and sew the pattern and before full assembly add the gold lace trim as appropriate to the original painting shows. It will be one fancy shirt when its all done, at least that is the plan ;-)
Well that is all for now, can't think of much else I have floating in my mind to say that I haven't repeated from post past.
Make Your Day a Great One,