Jul 25, 2011
Tammi (an excellent teacher!) pointed out that, although many tutorials tell you a plastic bag base is good, paper is much better as the first layer of maché will slip around on the plastic and be frustrating as heck!
http://www.anyratrescue.org/. Any Rat Rescue is not a shelter, but rather a network of caring foster homes extending from Metro Phoenix to Tucson! For rats! I think that's just so wonderful!
Also I wanted to share this good news about medical testing and research on animals:
(From "Best Friends" magazine, http://www.bestfriends.org)
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Also, while I could still remember what I did, I created a copy of the bodice I made (as seen on the Avril look-a-like, in the June 12th entry) and drew out the pattern so I can replicate it with ease. This time I did it in a faux leather and while not perfect it turned out well. Again, Seian was my pin-cushion and modelled the piece when completed... and for a totally different look she sported a mohawk. Yup, the piece of fabric was just laying there and I thought "why not?" It's so hot here I'm thinking of chopping my hair too. So, if you want to commission a mohawk hair-do bear of your own, I'm game!
Jul 5, 2011
And this little wonder?! The Heritage Trail was almost swarming with these adorable miniature toads! Mom's finger shows you just how tiny this example is. At first we thought they were spiders, but no! (My sister pointed out that it was only cool because they were tiny: if they had been full-sized, we would have been running away, there were SO many!!)