Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Moby

Hello my lovelies! Here's a few snaps of what I've been working on lately.... something I've been wanting to do for a while, but, well - you know how it is! I really wanted to make a whale - but couldn't get my head around how to do a pattern. I even toyed with making a papier mache one!
Then like a vision it came to me... and the prototype of Moby was born!!

A very simple one made from calico - and needing a few tweaks... but not bad for a first attempt!
I knew what fabric I had in mind - and had a little spend in the fabulous Raystitch! Aren't these polka dot fabrics gorgeous? And the ribbons match perfectly! (The red linen on the right was an eBay find - but ties in great with the others).

So after a little nip and tuck here and there, a more sophisticated shape came about....

I wanted to do a girlie version too. This is Mabel...

But then what? I was pleased with my new creation: but how to develop it further? It looked a little insignificant on its own....
Maybe I could use it as a pin cushion - or stuff it with lavender?

Or maybe a mobile?

I wrapped the wire ring with the reverse side of the teal polka dot (that's the ocean), and used a bit of colour on the bottom to represent the seabed.

And hung it up using the co-ordinating ribbon...


A view from below (sorry the light's terrible today!)

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Hoping you're having a whale of a time this half-term (groan - couldn't resist!)

17 comments:

  1. Oh I think he is fun
    Julie xxxxxx

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  2. I think he is great but it seems so cruel to stick pins in him.
    Gillx

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  3. and I think the lovely whale is a great shape for a pin cushion!

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  4. maybe you could hang a couple of little Moby's from him?

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  5. Oh my he's they are such cuties!!
    I Love the blue/grey one ♥

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  6. Moby you can make a whaley big one... Ax

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  7. Sorry. I've had a glass of wine.

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  8. I've never seen the great spotty Muldoon whale before...such a rare sighting LOL!
    Love it!

    Sandie xx

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  9. Oh Kirsty, you are one clever lady. The whale mobile is absolutely adorable. I think you could have one whale by him/herself, one with a baby and then as one of your other readers suggested a few more hanging with Moby, like a little pod of whales. Anything you do will be fantastic. The fabrics are to die for, just perfect for this project. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Anne xx

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  10. Hey Kirsty, brilliant mobile, the fabric you chose is just perfect.

    I think a baby whale next to mum or day would be gorgeous, or may a few fish.

    Perhaps you could add a spout of water from it's blowhole, oh the ideas are flowing now......

    Better leave it there,

    Claire :}

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  11. I think it's brilliant!!!Love it!

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  12. I love them - wish my children were younger so I could buy them one each!

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  13. This would look so fabulous in a little boys room.

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