Monday, July 19, 2010

1: 12 Scale Dollhouse Miniature Lamb Toy




I have been working on a few toys this weekend. This is the only one I managed to finish. I am trying to decided if I want to bother making it into a pull toy.

For the coat...I thought I would try to stitch thick patches of French knots on Solvy (which dissolves in water). After the knots were stitched, I rinsed way the Solvy and applied the French knot patches to my lamb sculpt. OMG! Talk about trying your patience to a new level. Once the Solvy is gone there is nothing holding your stitches together. I can't tell you how many times I thought about pitching this lamb in the bin! The whole time I was working on it I kept telling myself... Throw this out it looks awful but being free for the first time in days, I just wanted to play.

Her face and part of her legs are flocked. I only had 2 mm silk ribbon in white. So I brewed up some raspberries and a batch of blue berries and dyed the ribbon in that.

http://www.sulky.com/stabilizers/solvy.php

39 comments:

  1. OMG, you dork!!! LOL
    She's awesome! Please don't ever just "pitch" what you're making if you think it's bad - just ship it to me instead :D
    Catherine, you are so good at experimenting and trying new things, you have much more patience than I when it comes to that kind of thing. And you have much MUCH better success than I as well.
    I think your little lamb's wool looks PERFECT!!! It's adorable, I think the little sweetie would be great as a pull toy, but also just as she is.

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  2. Yo lo veo precioso!
    Es un trabajo bien hecho!!

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  3. You always create things ,that makes me speechless.Thank God you didn't throw this little cute looking lamb away.It is absolutely lovely.And for a pulltoy,just create another one.This lamb take carefully and stand it beside,so that nothing will happen to it.I love it so much,all my compliments!Hugs,Jeannette

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  4. She is just awesome! Sooo sweet! You make beautiful animals Catherine!:)

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  5. How many people would think of boiling up edible berries to dye a ribbon for a toy?? You are the kind of perfectionist that is fun to have around :)

    I can't image your frustration with those little knots but my goodness what an amazing result. Having lived the first 40+ years of my life in a country (New Zealand) that boasts 20 sheep to every human, and now living in Australia where it's about 10:1 I've had a nodding acquaintance with a few of this little lambs cousins so I feel qualified to judge the quality of the look of a fleece ;) (And you're quite right to dye the ribbon pink, if it was a boy lamb it would have been lambchop already, not strutting about looking ever so pleased with herself).

    And I think she's crying out to be made into a pull toy!

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  6. She is wonderful!! You are so talented! I love her! Teresa

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  7. One of my favorite toys!!! This one is really beautiful!!!
    Congratulations for your works!!!
    Hugs,
    Meli

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  8. Pour un première essai WOUAH !

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  9. It's perfect Catherine!!!
    We moved today, every thing is every where and my internet will be cut off for a few days...(hope not too long)....will be in touch very soon.
    Linda x

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  10. What a lovely little lamb, such a sweet face too and that ribbon is gorgeous colour and good enough to eat! Glad you persevered.

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  11. Whoa, she's got attitude, this lamb-girl!!
    The fleece is soooooo well made and so effective! In fact she looks damn fine to me!!
    I love her.

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  12. Ditto everybody else! Seriously, you are a woman of many talents. What a clever way to make the fleece. Does your lamb have a name?

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  13. This lamb is hot. And she knows it :)

    Brilliant work, Catherine.

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  14. It's so beautiful and worth all the hard work you put on her :)

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  15. Que dulzura de ovejita!! está genial! Un beso.

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  16. Catherine, She is a wonderful piece of art and it must have taken you hours to make all of those french knots! I love the effect though as her coat is perfect!! For some reason I keep seeing her on wheels too. You are so talented and it is so great to see what you will attempt next!

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  17. Thanks Everyone!

    Tabitha,
    Her name is Cauliflower. lol

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  18. I think she's wonderful and I love the name too! lol lol Very droll! ;oP

    Michelle xx

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  19. She is beautiful. What talent!

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  20. I am in love with Cauliflower!
    She is beyond cute.

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  21. Lovely toy, congratulations. Best wishes

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  22. Wonderful! You are a very talented person!
    Elis

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  23. You did well not to give up because the lamb is fantastic!
    Will be a very valuable toy ...
    I did not understand anything about the procedure you used but the result speaks for itself :-)
    The malfunction of the translator necessarily sharpens our intuitive faculties :-)
    Mini hugs, flora

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  24. It's a good thing you decided to stick with it - Cauliflower is just lovely but I would never, ever have thought of boiling up berries to get it finished! Sign of a true perfectionist, I think.

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  25. Oh, wow! I can't believe you considered throwing her in the bin. She is just gorgeous and well worth the effort, it seems to me. Great idea with the ribbon dying too. Lovely, Lovely!

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  26. Es un borreguito preciosos!!!
    y el nombre también me gusta mucho.
    Siempre vale la pena crear!!!

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  27. It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!what else could I say,!?

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  28. O Catherine, I don't even understand half thethings you are trying to explain on how to do the things you do but whatever it is you are doing, you can write them down in a manual for experts :).

    This lamb is perfect and I want to be Mary if she gets to keep the lamb :).

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  29. WOW!!! Thank you all so much!
    I have never had more comments on a post. I do appreciate you taking your time to leave me such lovely compliments.

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  30. Lovely little lamb :o) Bellissima!!

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  31. I just had to come back and take another look at this little cutie, such a funny name you've chosen :) I've met a few pet lambs called "Mint Sauce" in my time (I'm sure you will understand the irony), but I've never met a "Miss Cauliflower" before!

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  32. While I was stitching and staring at those French knots for hours, they started looking like cauliflower to me.

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  33. She is beautiful, Catherine! I can't believe you thought of French knots and Solvy! Beautiful! Looks like you never had a moment's trouble with her! I want her! LOL!

    Jody

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  34. Love her name, haha! She is beautiful, love her face and her fleece. I definitely see a resemblance to one I bought (no I did not make it myself) some months ago.
    I have been very busy, but I will email you soon.

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  35. Multi-talented much, Catherine?? This is exquisite, it really is!!

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