Its officially my favorite time of year; fall! As such, there are some places in town that want halloween themed art type stuff so I wanted to make three things - an owl, a cat and a witch.
I started with the owl, being its the easiest to make. There are a few materials involved; an old suit that makes up the body, the lining of the suit that makes up the breast of the owl, old buttons and felt and ribbon.
and here's the original concept I had of the owl - a real quick sketch in pen of what i generally wanted it to look like. I'm busy sewing the cat today and possibly will get the body of the witch started.
Its that wonderful time of year again, here in Reno. Flea markets, antique sells and book sells for the months of September/October/November. Here are a few things I picked up yesterday. I passed by a stall that had a shoe box full of old keys. Funny, I never thought about the allure of antique keys before. It reminds me of childhood stories where the kid would find an old key in the dirt and it would open up new worlds. Wouldn't it be fun if one of these old rusty keys opened up something spectacular? The old tin is full of needles of all kinds (its safe to say I won't be needing to buy needles any time soon)