Parrot-Eating Sea Monster part 4

Ceci had the inspired idea of adding orange patches over the sea monster’s back, sadly it was too late to wet felt these in but they did lend themselves rather well to needle felting, I really like the final effect and will definitely be doing this again.

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We also shortened the eye stalks and straightened out the spines on the back so he looks more like Boris Johnson (London Mayor) and less like Phil Spector in Be My Baby:

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And Phil Spector’s perm, as told by his song Be My Baby*
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I’m really pleased with this cave and a little sad to see him go to his new home, but I am sure he will be loved.

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Today I started working on the stacked boxes hat again, and hope to have something worth sharing with you by Sunday. I also made a start on using some of the printed felt from the screen printing course, the pile is getting a little bit excessive (it is even starting to rival my ironing pile, and that takes some doing!) so I have promised myself to use at least a third of it before I am allowed to venture back into the dyeing shed again…

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10 comments

    1. Thanks Lyn, the orange spots were Ceci’s idea, they are great aren’t they? The tongue was added as a ramp for Ki to use to climb in and out, I’m really pleased with the final shape.

    1. Thank you Frances, this is going to be a pet bed / cave for Ki the parrot, I hope he likes it and gets lots of parrot-naps inside it! 🙂

  1. Terrific Teri! I’m sure the new owner will love it. The tongue and spots really give a finished look. I can see the parrot now perching on the tongue taking a peek inside!

  2. Ceci had a great idea on the orange spots as it really finishes him off. You did a great job on such a complex project. I can’t wait to see the photos with the parrot.

    Your stack of printed felt looks like mine. What are you going to make out of it?

    1. Thanks Ruth, me too! I have been using a couple of pieces of the printed prefelt today, for a bowl and a couple of book covers. I’m not sure how well the images are going to stand up to fulling, they’re already starting to look a bit fuzzy…

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