Friday, June 12, 2009

Introducing Appleblossom Hoot

Here is my new Hoot, I think I'll call him Appleblossom.

That, or Pinkeye. Which do you prefer?

I'm churning through these now, and I love the opportunity it's giving me to be really creative with my fabrics.

For this one, I used some printed canvas drill on the front that I picked up at Spotlight in Penrith a few weeks ago.

I matched it with a crisp red and white floral vintage cotton that came to me via a friend whose mother was clearing our her stash. Classic red polka dot ears seemed the best match I could make with that.

And I tied in the orange from the flower print, with orange corduroy feet as well.

On the reverse side, I chose an ice-blue and chocolate Jennifer Paganelli print.

All my Hoots are designed so that you can play peekaboo with the wings, and the blue of this fabric really matches the blue in the flower print on the front.

And to finish, a tiny sprigged floral canvas drill that I've had in the cupboard for ages. Isn't it nice when you can finally use some fabric that's been in the stash for a long time, just waiting for the right thing?

Hoot hoot!!


Cath from chunkychooky said...

looks good love. Are you using mass production techniques to churn them all out- I learnt this from a friend when I was making the 30 rabbits- ie cut them all out , then sew all the same colored eye bits on etc etc etc saves heaps of time.

CurlyPops said...

Gorgeous! I've been reading about all of your exciting adventures lately - wholesale enquiry yippee!
Good luck at the markets.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Aw, gorgeous!!! I love him/her :-) Appleblossom, for sure- Pinkeye makes me think of some STI in an eyeball or something :-) xx

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

He is Appleblossom. Love your choice of a contrasting fabric on the back. But my most favourite-ist part is that he can play peekaboo.

Christy said...

Appleblossom, for sure. I LOVE HIM. He wants to fly to New Jersey, and live with his original Hoot brother. I'm sure of it. But I don't see him in your shop. So sad. I'm sure he wants to fly soon....

(Did you know I'm hosting a fabulous giveaway with prizes that can be shipped worldwide? - check it out!)

Tam said...

He's wonderful

Def apple blossom!