Thursday, January 30, 2014

Goosey Lucy




A blog friend made me laugh recently when she told me she was amused by my recent interent purchases. Rocks, feathers and fly cutting scissors. Thank heavens for Etsy. It was the first place I went to look for white feathers.

I chose silk embroidery floss to cut into flock. It acts completely different to the Alpaca I have used on my cat and dog sculpts. Silk flock tends to clump when it is cut into dust. At first I thought I wouldn't be able to use it. It looked awful!!! Finally I found a way to get it to smooth out. You might not be able to see it in these photos but it has thick luxurious surface. They are a little over 2 inches tall.


What better to have in front of an English cottage then a couple of geese.

38 comments:

  1. They're beautiful! Their coat does look thick and healthy!
    I have a couple of feathers from a swan (roadkill) waiting to be used on a mini swan but they need cleaning first and I'm a bit of a sissy. Never thought of Etsy...
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    Véronique

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  2. They are so beautiful and they look so real.

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  3. Your geese are stunning Catherine....it is almost impossible to think of what you are 'unable' to make!!

    It looks as though Goosey Lucy has already got into mischief..lol!

    Linda xxxx

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  4. Catherine, I LOVE them. They are both so adorable! Well done!

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  5. Catherine, I LOVE them. They are both so adorable! Well done!

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  6. They do look incredibly realistic. Love them =0)

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  7. Son realmente preciosos. Felicidades.
    Esther

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  8. You gotta love a duck...er.. um I mean a goose, and these geese look Fantastic! Yes, and I agree that they truly do epitomize an rural English country cottage like nothing else can!

    elizabeth

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  9. Catherine,
    These are simply wonderful!! What detail and lushness to the feathers...you are amazing!!

    Sandi XX

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  10. They are stunning...you need a farm now.

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  11. I adore your geese, they take me back to my childhood pet geese! Brilliant job!!

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  12. Oh these are perfect! Well done -they remind me of being at the farm (in the Miracle Chicken story) we had these geese there. Incredible work, ingenoious flocking job :)

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  13. Hello Catherine,
    Amazingly well done. I am glad you were able to use it and the results in the picture are very realistic. I LOVE those geese. Excellent work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  14. These geese are incredible, so gorgeous and so life-like.

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  15. Oh, my goodness, Catherine! You have succeeded beyond belief. They look so real, especially their faces. Congratulations!

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  16. Oh, Catherine, they are gorgeous, it was love at first sight :-)

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  17. Oh these geese are adorable and gorgeous! They remind me of the puppets in my favourite fairytale book from my childhood. Beautiful work as always! The silk flock looks very realistic.

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  18. They are just beautiful! They looks so pillowy and soft A tiny pair of puddleducks.

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  19. ohhhhhh que hermosuraaaaa, me encanta.

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  20. Love those, they are beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful and amazing geese!
    Geneviève

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  22. Hi Catherine,

    Wow! They are perfect and look like they would be so soft to the touch, although I would no better than to lie a hand on their beautiful white feathers :-)

    Susan

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  23. Elles sont magnifiques ....j'adore !!!!!

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  24. I'm completely in love with these two geese!
    They are extraordinary, beautiful, fair and opulent, white as you think should be the geese in front of a cottage :-)
    I would like a little (say a millionth ...) of your SKILLS IN THE MAKING THINGS, were transfused into me by osmosis, through the internet :-)
    You are brilliant in a manner adorable :-)
    Love love love them!

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  25. superbe rendu du duvet blanc je retiens la soie à broder !

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  26. WOW! Thank you all so much. I really appreciate all of your kind comments. Without you, my enthusiasm would dry up in a very short time. No one in this town has any interest in miniatures. ;-)

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  27. Ooh they are so beautiful and will look wonderful in front of a country cottage. They look so plump too, lucky they survived Christmas!

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  28. I am simply amazed!! They are beautiful!

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  29. I am so amazed by your talent. They are absolutely breathtaking!

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    1. Thank you Gayle. I had fun making them.

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  30. Elles sont magnifiques, tellement réalistes... Vous avez beaucoup de talent!!!

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