So, the daughter saw Arnold, the pygmy puff from the new release "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and wanted hers to have a face like it. However, instead of performing cosmetic surgery to give Nibbles a face lift, we finally agreed to make a new one out of some fun fur I found on clearance. We plan to enter our new version in the Leaky Cauldrons August HBP Contest.
We used our DIY loom with just 18 pegs. She loomed about half of before getting bored and handing it off to me. I must say I was impressed that she stayed with it so long. Fun fur is not a pleasant yarn to work with. This one is slightly different from the old one in that the elastic hole is now on his bum to make him a finger puppet or pencil topper. Since he is less than half the size of the old one, we also used a smaller clippy to attach him to her shoulder.
The eyes are black glass beads baked into a face that is skin-toned poly clay dusted with blue and purple eyeshadow. We added a tuft of various colors of acrylic yarn at his forehead.
World, meet our darling Eowyn Ann
4 months ago