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November 03, 2009

Let it snow!

This little flurry of rag-snowflakes is currently flying over to New York for the Luv-able + Hug-able show.

The Rag-Snowflakes

The theme of this year's exhibition is "Medium & mini" and the show opens in December, so I thought that a group cuddly snowflakes of various sizes would be fitting. I wanted to do something a little different, and after drawing lots of design sketches, drafting some patterns and making a few mockups, I ended up drawing each flake completely freehand. This makes each so utterly unique that not even an individual flake's bits match! Each flake is filled with rags and as the weather in winter tends to be cold, instead of cotton batting I used lovely warm wool.



Since we don't have any snow here yet, I made a snowdrift out of our duvet for the photo. I'm not too keen on the weather we have right now, the beautiful colours of autumn have all faded as the trees have shed their leaves, and everything looks very drab and grey. I'm eager for snow to fall, it brightens these dreary days and makes the whole world look so new and clean and sparkly.
I'm hoping my snowflakes will brighten peoples' mood just like real snow does to the landscape.

This entry boutgh to you with the help of my cat BooBoo. :)

Snowflake inspector


Oooh! They're adorable. My favourite is the one to the furthest left, but I also like the bigger one with suspeners. :-)

Olen seurannut blogiasi jo jonkun aikaa (tunnen miehesi ja sain aikoinaan häneltä vinkin, että teet kaikenlaisia otuksia - teen sellaisia itsekin, toisenlaisella tekniikalla tosin) ja uskallan vihdoin avata sanaisen arkkuni, koska haluan päästä sanomaan, että nämä ovat hienointa, mitä olen täällä nähnyt! Ne ovat kertakaikkiaan suloisia enkä ole nähnyt vastaavia missään muualla. Adoptoisin heti yhden itselleni, jos voisin.

Anu, taidankin tuntea sinut Flickr:in kautta, teet niitä hienoja virkattuja eläimiä!

Ja kiitos kovasti kehuista. :) Voin tässä suomeksi hiukan spoilata ylläriä ja kertoa että olen tekemässä yhtä lumihiutaletta Giveaway-päivää (2. Joulukuuta, http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=2748 ) varten, kun suurinosa lukijoista täällä ei Suomea ymmärrä. ;)

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