Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The main parts are all machine sewn, but each one is left open for stuffing, requiring you to hand-stitch the openings shut. Five of those, people. And that's just the larger parts.
Then the horns are hand-stitched on the head.
Followed by hand-gathering the ears and stitching those to the head.
The eyes have to be sewn together, add the little x, and then sewn on - all by hand.
The legs, four of them (yeah, duh, but somehow it seems a lot when you make this fella) are attached to the body using heavy-duty thread, doubled & waxed, threaded into long soft-sculpture needles, sewn through buttons. This means he's jointed and pose-able, though the options are a tad limited.
Finally, you get to hand-knot each part of the mane (and tail) as you stitch lengths of floss into the seam.
I have yet to find a gift bag that is tall enough to tuck him into without his cute head sticking out.
('scuz the rustic background on the pics, please. it was raining, my options were limited.)