Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm Stuffed!

Years ago, Dillon painted an awesome picture of me.  I swear, I laugh every time I look at it.  I should probably look at it whenever I'm feeling a little down or angry.  Because I love it so much I decided to make it into a stuffie for him.  

I tried to make it as close to the original as possible.  I crayon tinted the body and used watercolors for the hair. Then I embroidered the features.  Originally, I was going to do all satin stitching however after spending about 8 hours on just the face I changed my mind.  So the rest is done with a simple back stitch, except for my name.  Part of me wishes I would have left it a rectangle because the shape is a bit awkward.  Oh well, I still love it.

Here I am, just lounging in one of my favorite chairs. 
I started to complain about my abnormally large facial features but Dillon said I should probably be more concerned about my shoulder joints.  I think he is right.  We joke that my one hand and face is so large because I'm leaning in to scold him, hence the pointing finger.  He's taking a figure drawing class at the present time, I told him that he should show his teacher that he already knows foreshortening.

 I backed it with some vintage denim material because it was tough yet festive.  Just like me!

I used three different colors in the eyes.  I combined two strands of dark blue, medium blue and sea-foam green to for a six strand floss.  I had contacts back then, but I might whip up some little cat eyed glasses for her me.  I haven't decided yet.

That's my name, don't wear it out.

I think that the shoes are my favorite part.  They remind me of The Witches... plain, sensible shoes.

With the awesome painting.

Yeah, so that's me all stuffed up.

Thanks for looking!  Have a craftastic day!


Lisa Leggett said...

Awesome, I love it! That's a great story. I love the eyes, great job.

artymess said...

i love it's brilliant what a fab idea....I don't think Dillon shouldn go to life drawing class as he would lose that 'Naive' Outsider art style .....Lorna
ps i have done my 7 things it wasn't as bad as I thought .......don't usually like talking about myself x

Laurie Anne said...

Great! Love your creation and Dillon will treasure it for many years to come :)

Sam said...

I love the portrait, and I love what you did with it! How cool :-)

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks for your nice comments about stuffie jacquie, Dillon will be proud! I was telling Giggly Mama that I'll have to make one of Dillon, that way we can communicate with each other like in "what about bob?" you know, because puppets and stuffies always ease the tension in a rough moment, lol. I had a lot of fun making this one...I'm venturing a bit further into the world of stuffies. I'll tell you guys about that in a few days...if i ever get a successful one!

Sam- on a strange side note, I heard that stuffed is sort of a slang word for pregnant in Australia, is this true or was he pulling my leg?