Seahorse

1/20/2011 07:45:00 AM Posted In , Edit This 19 Comments »
We had a busy, fun, weekend with the visit of long-time friends.  They came to the local Bed and Breakfast to stay (our house), and stayed Sat. and Sunday nites.  We stayed up late (for us), ate and laughed and ate some more.  On Sunday we went into Ann Arbor to meet their son and daughter in law to celebrate a birthday.  We ate at an Ethiopian restaurant which I had been wanting to try for years.  It was a most interesting place inside - hand-painted light fixtures, native art on the walls, "basket" tables, and very intriguing food.  Our server wore what I assume to be an Ethiopian dress, and she looked quite charming.  We had a great time!  An added bonus was the discovery of a chocolate shop where all the chocolate is made right there on the premises.  Of course I had to get some.  I have 1 piece left that I so want to eat, but then it will be Gone!!  lol

Needless to say, I didn't do anything on the mobile, but last nite I finished the seahorse (I think).  It's made of suede, and the entire thing is hand-stitched.  Now it's true that it isn't very big, but sewing something this small took me quite awhile to do, and stuffing it  (I had to stuff it as I went along, rather than wait until the whole thing was finished) was a bit of a challenge as well.  I waited too long to begin stuffing the tail, and couldn't quite get the stuffing right into the end of it, but I decided that was going to be OK.  When I finished sewing and stuffing it, I decided to put some beads on it.  That's the part I'm not sure I'm finished with.  I rather like the simplicity of it, but I also have a nagging sense that its poor tail needs a bit of embellishment.  I'm thinking of maybe putting a line of the little green beads on it.  I think I might also put a single bead in each of the curvy things on the top of its head.  What do you think?

Oh, and for some reason, every photo I took is a bit blurry, so I finally said, "what the heck!" and moved on!  Anyhow, here she is!

19 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

He is so cute. I love him just as he is, but I don't think adding more beads would spoil him.

I don't think it is your fault that the pix are a bit blurry; I think he moved.

xoxo

Sandy in Michigan said...

Your little seahorse is charming. Yes, I agree with you. A little embellishment on top of her head would look really nice. This little baby is soooooo lucky!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Shes a cutie and a treasure for the expected!

Elza said...

Both fish and seahorse are lovely. Did you use felt for the seahorse? What a delightful project to be working on. Looking forward to seeing more.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I think you are right about the beads adding just the right touches. She is beautiful now, but I can't wait to see her finished.

marancat said...

All those little twists and turns to sew! A beautiful piece of work. The beads will sparkle as the mobile turns and the baby will be entranced!

Catherine... said...

Your seahorse is gorgeous...I love seahorses...they're magical...

Cynthia Eloise said...

she's beautiful. so tiny. i don't think she needs anything more. the simplicity is what is so appealing, her shape is the detail.

. said...

Oh ever so tiny and ever so lovely, I think it looks great with just the few beads, they will sparkle when light hits them. I cant believe you hand stiched the whole thing, really nice work.

Shirley said...

FABULOUS! I think he looks done....

debra morris said...

Lovely seahorse Nancy, I admire your stitching skills

idcoach said...

What a lovely project Nancy. I envy your talent here.

Cathy Holtom said...

This is so pretty Nancy, with or without more beads!

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh now this is going to be one fabulous mobile!

Alex said...

THat's a beautiful looking seahorse! I really like those beads too

Revelle said...

How sweet! I love "not your average animals" for mobiles!

kazumiwannabe said...

This little seahorse is so lovely and sweet! Love that she's white, she looks very innocent and shy ^^! Your fish is beautiful, too. This mobile is going to be extraordinary!

raena said...

This mobile is going to be so awesome when you're finished! Love the seahorse, and your right, it is OK that the tail is stuffed to the very tip because I didn't even notice that until you said so!

ffyrebird said...

He's sooo cute! This is one lucky baby!!