November 23, 2009

a face, a knot and a brain...

The first nutcracker got his face. I  lined the white fabric with interfacing and Misty Fused it to another piece of white fabric. Now you can't see through the white and it has a little dimension.  The teeth lines are drawn on with a fabric marker and will be stitched over with black thread.The eyes, nose and cheeks are fused.

All the parts of all the guys will be zig zagged over to hold them down.


I think I picked up some new readers last week. I hope you have fun poking around and get inspired to try some things.
If you are new and are wondering what the line drawings are I show; click on the cow to the right. You will be linked to the Creative Prompt Project (CPP).  Each week a new word is given by Jaye. The reader can interpret the word in any way. It's been fun, challenging and gives mindless doodling a purporse on some days.  You should give it a try if you like to doodle.

And don't be embarrassed to post and show off your doodles.  It's fun!

Below is the Creative Prompt knot
Remember the big, wide (thick) ties with the fat knots? And what about the knit ties?  Wasn't there a little comeback of knit ties? Last year of so?

And this is the CPP core.  I've had the brain on the brain lately, so I used it for core.
And speaking of remembering, do you remember when Dr. Hfuhruhurr did some brain transplanting?


Sue Bleiweiss said...

I love the little tie around the nutcrackers waist - that's a very nice touch!

Quilt Rat said...

No angry mouth on the nutcracker I see.....but wait he looks like he's up to something.
LOVE those doodles...absolutely FANTASTIC! That brain? OMG how great is this.

Debra said...

You still have to satin stitch all the nutcrackers? oh boy.

Beena said...

Nice prompts, and love the addition of a face to your first nutcracker!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Came across your blog and thought you might be interested in this site seeing as you are such a keen doodler or creator of Zentangles. Me too.

Jaye said...

I love the ribbon as a belt idea. Very clever and effective.