29 July 2006
hans and felix
I've discovered the joy of fusible stablizer. I got this stuff called WonderUnder (from an online company called joggles. i really like to say "joggles." joggles. hee!) And oh, the possibilities. I got out my box o' scraps and started ironing and cutting. Oh, my, what fun. At first it was going to be a kind of abstract thing, but I liked the trees. Then I decided to put a gnome in the trees. Then I decided the gnome needed a friend. And then, of course, the gnomes needed a little house. The scrap of fabric I used as a base happened to be kind of pennant-shaped, so I made it a pennant. I named my gnome friends Hans and Felix. (It's a bit hard to read, innit? It says "deep in a forest live the dwarves hans and felix." Click the image and you can see it a bit bigger.)
Hans is a hard worker, tilling and wheelbarrowing and generally working very hard while Felix frolics in the woods.
I think I would like to live in their little cottage. I had so much fun with this project. I think I might have to continue my experiments with the wondrous WonderUnder.