Monday, April 10, 2006

my first softie


So I was feeling a bit ambitious this weekend, and decided it was time to tackle my first softie. Maybe in preparation for back-tack 3, but I kept thinking about it the whole of last week (drawing sketches in the subway, or whenever possible). I had this idea of a mouse pattern, but to make matters more difficult I just had to draw my own, which meant a lot of measuring and fidgeting with paper. In the end, this first attempt came out almost perfect, just how I had imagined it.

Her name is Alice, and she's a cute mousie who loves flowers, springtime, and having pic-nics in the park :-) My plan had been to give her to my friend's daughter who's turning 4 next friday, but A. insisted we kept her, so I guess I'll be making my second softie very, very soon.



 

27 comments:

winkiemoon said...

Está amorosa :)

Alexandra said...

It's gorgeous T.! I'm always so proud of my crafty friends :)

Escalla said...

It's great!
Really cute!
Maybe you could do the next one with a minituarized version of one of your more popular sales (like a mini bookcover or one of you typical bags :)).

Teresa said...

She is adorable - making your own pattern is lots more fun, makes the softie much more full of personality in your eyes. And you were brave, went for the 3-d effect for the face :)

Isn´t it the backtack3 supposed to be made from other people´s patterns and in black and white? I like Alice better than those patterns :)

And Alice does not need a bookcover for her little bag, OTOH she might need a book or two ;)

ar said...

Que linda!!!

carine said...

ficou tao bonita!!! muitos parabens!!!

Piluskita said...

Está mesmo muito muito linda! (^_^)

li li said...

Lovely softie! Great job, Tania! :D

TrêsGatosMiaus said...

Lindaaaaaaaaa...
Esta ratita dava um bom partido para o meu Botão (hamster) :)))))

Beijocas

oxhill said...

ficou perfeita!

Amanda said...

How beautiful! I can't believe she's your first, she's so perfect! Her accessories are wonderful too. You're very talented.

mary said...

that is lovely. I would love one of them for myself.

debbie said...

alice is a cutie! as a first softie, you should keep it for yourself - as my daughter puts it, it has all your 'mana' or spiritual power in it, so she always tells me i'm supposed to keep the first of something that i make....looking forward to more of your softies!

Thaís said...

Adorei seu blog. Parabéns. Não sei bem o motivo, mas tenho me identificado bastante com blogs de portugueses...Talves porque eu ame essa língua e vocês, portugueses, a escrevem tão bem...

patricia lima said...

ficou linda!

papalagui said...

Está linda! Tenho uma perguntinha: fazes também para vender? Gostava de oferecer uma à minha afilhada que vem a caminho...

Ana Malha said...

Que linda! E o vestido está uma ternura!

Claire Louise Milne said...

she's adorable! I love her little tote, perfect for "softie extras" - thanks for adding her to the group!

Sofia Barao said...

q linda tens feito coisas muito bonitas :)

Madame Trapo said...

esta muito linda essa ratinha.
você que criou o molde?

adorei!

koffiekitten said...

that is just too cute !
my kids want me to make one now.

Filipa said...

Está linda, linda, linda!

Espero que continues, porque se esta é a primeira e está fantástica, imagino o que virá a seguir! :)

sooz said...

Argh!!! DIVINE!!! A first try?? Oh my goodness, obviously a natural talent. Well done!

koffiekitten said...

I just have to say that I keep on comming back to look at this adorable mouse * sighs *

chinit said...

linda!!

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Natalie said...

I know it has been years since you made this, but I just found it through Pinterest and I am in love with her! She is SO darling! Any chance you will ever sell a pattern for her?