First of all, I have to say that I've had a hard time with the "cuteness" fad in the world of crafting. It's so easy to make something cute, that it hardly seems like an original thing to do. Well.
Last week I happened to pick up a copy of Daniel's "Stray Sock Sewing; Making one-of-a-Kind Creatures from socks" at the library. Cute, very. His little sock friends have a lot of personality. And they looked like they'd be fun to make. He has some good tips on stuffing them, and I like some of his embellishing ideas. I'm inspired.So now here I am, making CUTE! Since I don't have any groovy socks hanging about, I've been cutting out fabric scraps to make my creatures.
The first one I made is Little Pinkie. She's pretty close to Daniel's style, with the embroidered face and all. I love how cuddly she is, being made of sweater fabric.
Right away I could see that she needed a friend, so I whipped up dotted. Tried some goofy ears.
The more the merrier! I dug around in the scrap bin and found one of my all-time favorite scraps, this stretchy, metallic knit. And Li'l Spaceter arrived. Obviously I'm being inspired by the sweet kitty companion I have hanging out in the studio.Yes, there will be more.