And all the pipe cleaner animals stood erect-- a fierce wall of nylon and wire defiance--
with one voice they exclaimed, "We shall not be silenced!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Slow Progress...

I am sad to report that I have not had a chance to work on my Fuzzies in almost two weeks!! I've been traveling so much for work! Two weeks ago I was in Schaumburg, IL (I call it Scumburg during this time of the year because it's so darn cold over there). Last week I was in LA. This week, I'm finally back in SD. Monday is already over, and still no Fuzzies!! Boo-hoo. I have some new creations in mind that are begging for me to bring them to fruition, like a flamingo, a pink dinosaur, a giraffe, a seal pup (the white kind), and a frog.

Also, the San Diego County Fair is coming up, and I've been trying to think of themes that I could make a bunch of Fuzzies for, and put them in a diorama to submit in the arts and crafts competition. Maybe a farm scene to go with the general nature of a County fair? Or a zoo? So many ideas... Any suggestions?

I really wish we had 36 hour days so I could make time for crafts. Sometimes my day job gets in the way of my love for crafting. It's almost like the day job is a wife of 30 years who nags me endlessly to do take out the trash and do chores, and crafts are like the hot young secretary that I have a love affair with during my midlife crisis, who makes me feel alive again. Yeah, that's a pretty lame analogy...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Henry the Dinosaur

I've been experimenting with trying to create more eccentric Fuzzies. As a result, here is my latest pipe cleaner creation, Henry the Dinosaur and a prehistoric tree! Henry is made of green pipe cleaners and pink felt for the tongue.

I basically used up my whole stash of green pipe cleaners for the dino and tree (about 12 pipe cleaners). The dinosaur measures 3.5 inches from nose to tail, and 2.5 inches high. The tree is about 4 inches high. I went for a more abstract look with the tree. I love how Henry looks so friendly!!

Looks like the Fuzzies are getting bigger and bigger and before I know it, I'll be selling FUZZIES as opposed to Fuzzies.