Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dot - Prototype #1

Here it is! My first attempt at turning my sketch into a real toy.

Here is the sketch again, for comparison.

I think its pretty good for the first try. Although, she looks more like a cross between Humpty Dumpty and an M&M than what I'm going for. Wren said it looks like an astronaut, I can see that. Actually, his vision is closer to what I want the finished toy to look like.

I am pleased with how the face came out though. I was reading FutureGirl craft blog and read about her method for tracing a picture on to tear away stabilizer and then embroidering over the top. Brilliant! I used tissue paper from our stash of wrapping supplies and it worked great.

Alright, back to the drawing board, I need to write down my thoughts for changes before they get lost in the chaos that is my mind.


mushroommeadows said...

It's really cute!!! :) I love the face too. I'm going to try this technique that you've mentioned one of these days, especially because some of my stuffies have crooked faces. :)

Dasilva said...

Hi Sally! It's your cousin Kirsti--
I was checking out your blog, and saw this post. This reminded me of a little display that we saw in a children's museum last month in Philadelphia. A woman had taken the artwork of children, and then made them into "artlings." The website is called You should check it out! You could easily do something like that!

Roxanne said...

She is sooo cute! Great job! And thank you so much for passing along the embroidery tip! My embroidery ideas are always for intricate designs on dark fabric and I can never figure out how to transfer the image. This is perfect!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

It turned out very pretty!