Sunday, April 6, 2008

No stuffing = no bugs

I need to go shopping! I'm all out of stuffing, and I have a couple creatures all finished up but they need to be stuffed. I have plenty of scrap fabric pieces I could use, but I want these guys to be fluffy and squishy.

I think I'll be able to make a trip sometime this week. I've got a custom order bee, and a cute little daphnia impatiently waiting to be listed. Daphnia aren't bugs, but teensy aquatic crustaceans.

I'm currently working on a massive sewing project that will use up a lot of my random chunks of fabric. It's a centipede. And it will be somewhere around 10 feet long. It's going to have all the correct segments and legs, and it's going to be colorful! I usually like to keep my bugs realistic looking, but the point of this one is to be silly (yet anatomically correct). I think I'll take photos of my progress, as of today all the pieces are cut out.

These caterpillar photos are just for fun. I took the shots myself and played around in photoshop.


maritza said...

That sounds amazing! I love your work and can't wait to see this piece. Is it going to be a house centipede or one of the flat ones?

Weirdbuglady said...

It's going to be a stone centipede, I think I'd go crazy trying to make all the super long legs of a house centipede!

Nodin's Nest said...

Love those photos. Im taking a vow not to even look at the centipede!lol :)

Kinichi River Designs said...

How do you make bugs looks so nifty? And not nearly as creepy as I expect? :) Excellent photos. And I can't wait to see more on your caterpillar stuffy project. Wow, that will be incredible!