Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Eyes Have It!

They safety eyes came in for my latest Loch Ness Monster, so I snapped them on, finished the belly and stuffed her up!She just needs horns and flippers which I hope to do this week!

As mentioned before, the body is knit with our Fat Cat in Kaia - left over from baby Kaia's Helena. For the belly, I doubled some Fluffy Cat (in Pink Pearl) left over from my Artemis. It made a nice soft and shiny underbelly for my Nessie.

A note about the eyes. I've had a heck of a time finding safety eyes. I don't know about where you live, but around here all we have is Michael's the (craptacular) Arts and Craft Superstore. They used to be great, but now they don't carry half of the craft supplies they use to. It stinks. And there are very few independent craft and hobby shops left - and most of the ones around here carry mostly model trains and cars - no crafting supplies at all.

But if you're looking - check out Etsy. I got mine from 6060, she has a great selection (and noses too!) I got them really quick and I thought the prices were quite reasonable.


TheBlackSheep said...

Gotta love Etsy. When you don't know where else to turn, check out Etsy. There's usually someone offering just what you want.

Cute Nessy!

Monika said...

I agreen with you about Michaels. Nessy is so adorable with her lovely eyes. :o)

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Love the eyes alright!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Nessy is adorable! And add me to the Michaels was good but now stinks train. I used to get some of my jewelry stuff there but now it is all well, not good. I actually find that JoAnn Fabrics has better jewlery making stuff then Michaels, so they probably have better eyes there too.

Jeanne said...

Very cute - love those eyes!

Not ready for handspun said...

The new layout is very cute, but finding the link to comment was a bit of a shot in the dark.

Those eyes look perfect for a Loch Ness! Ain't the internet great!

Knatolee said...

WHere did you get the pattern? (I apologize if you already posted that info! I am behind on blog-reading.)

I just adore, adore, adore Etsy!