Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Life as a Magazine, and a Big Mouse

Photoshop is useful when you want to make your life seem more picturesque than it is. I think I have made my coffee, magazine and journal look quite romantic here!
Yesterday I visited Dungeness with my Mum, and tomorrow am off somewhere else with a friend, so today I spent in a productive way making Mr Wolf, or, as he turned out, Mr Giant Mouse. When he is feeling really scary, he pretends to be a rat. He was very enjoyable to make. I put him together by wrapping the dolls inside to get the idea of size, then cobbling together the body, fixing it by a mixture of needle felting and sewing. His big mousey head is needle felted, and his features sewn on with embroidery thread-or floss as I believe it is called in America!
Then I cut him open with a tiny sharp pair of scissors, to release the dolls. It felt like some kind of weird surgeon role-play! A dollyotomy.






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I couldn't resist just one more!

11 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

Aaah!!! That is the CUTEST thing, Sarah! I thought it was Mr. Wolf who had eaten Red Riding Hood and her granny.

That line about the rat was very funny, by the way.

Love the little video (off to look for the others now).

Kat

jabblog said...

'dollyotomy' - love it :-)

Leenie said...

Poor Mr. Wolf. That will teach him to be such a glutton.

On the other hand, I finally realized there are two Dungenesses. Just like there are many places in the U.S. with names matching those in Britain. Duh! Although your video of the rocky beach looked the same, your Dungeness light house was all stripes and missing the red roof. And I'm wondering why you were visiting the State of Washington without visiting blog friends. So I Googled Dungeness, England and solved the mystery. Someday you will have to visit our Dungeness.

Linda Sue said...

This is so dark and awesome! And yes, you should come to our Dungeness- it's famous for crab- it's like kind of a big deal...

not wendy said...

Ahhh, what quirky, adorible little dolls! xx

KindredSpirit said...

this is seriously weird - i love it!!!! what is going on in your mind??????

Mar said...

mr wolf is coming along nicely!
it looks like a wolf to me
i haven't seen many mice/rats with a bushy tail
:)

aimee said...

that is hilarious! i just love this!

Relyn said...

I LOVE this!!

rebecca said...

this is what dreams are made of!!!

Liz said...

You are just so creative!