Thursday, July 1, 2010

He's late...he's late.....

as a matter of fact...he totally missed his very important date.....

I wanted to get this little guy's jacket and watch made in time for the Mad Hatter's Tea... sponsored by someone on their blog....but... other stuff got in the way.  Like real life.  Just not enough time to do it all in the short season we laughingly call summer.   Can you believe that last night it dropped to +7C after days of +24C and the one before that at +28C? .... cool enough for jackets this morning when I dropped off my van for an oil change.  Cool walking back... I got some exercise as it is a good 40 minute walk....

Anyway.... I played with the little watch even though the jacket is still just bits and pieces.... not stitched at all which in retrospect is a good thing...because now I have formulated a new and different plan on how to make it.  Not being much of a seamstress...it is a lot of planning before I actually "do"... which, again...is sometimes a good thing.

Scratty Eddy as the Alice Bunny....



















Making a little pocket watch for him seemed much more interesting and fun than sewing....



















I made a little half inch disc out of paper clay...... cut a tiny circle of paper ...  printed on the numbers... and pressed it into place... rounded up the edges ever so slightly and let it dry thoroughly.















I painted it an old gold colour ..... and then drizzled on a couple of layers of Glossy Accents to build it up and make it look like a glass face.















I found tiny chain at a bead shop and also...this tiny little screw with a loop top.















There is probably a special name for it in the beading community...but, I don't know what that term is.  All I know is..... it was the perfect size to screw into the top of my pocket watch...and attach a link of the chain to.  I bought two in case I ruined or lost one...they are VERY tiny! Not saying it was simple...arrrgghh...that was hard on the old eyes, that!  I must get one of those large magnifying windows to work under.  Or...perhaps a jewellers loupe of some sort for this tiny stuff. I finally wrestled it to the ground ...ruining a few miniscule links of the chain...... but, got it attached!  And... now... my little pocket watch just needs a perfect sized pocket on a cute little jacket.















Eddy invited Posie and Scruffy to check out his new watch and they had a tiny tea party of their own.  They mentioned that they thought any old day is always a good day for a tea party.  I poured........  well, after I mentioned to Scruffy that he wasn't supposed to sit in the cup... and yes...I did give it a wipe out to get rid of the fluff.... ...

18 comments:

julietk said...

You are clever making the watch like that :-) Never mind being late for the Tea Party you can still come and have Tea with me and join my giveaway :-)

Mike'itect said...

Great job on the watch - a stylish, classy accessory!

If it's a high tea, he might want to run a comb through that hair before leaving home.

Wipso said...

Awwww He is just adorable. You are so clever.
A x

frayedattheedge said...

I would forgive him for being late, he is so adorable!! The watch is fabulous!

Heather said...

Lovely work!!! The details really make him too, excellent job!!!

Twiglet said...

Perfect little watch for a perfect white rabbit!!!

Sue said...

Vee, little Eddy is fantastic and I love his little timepiece. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. Very clever.

Our weather has been the same - very hot and humid and then the last couple of days, nice warmish days and cool nights. Unfortunately, hot humid weather is on its way back.

Hugs,

Sue

Linda said...

What a talent you have; he's adorable! I loved seeing how you made the watch....

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks great :) and a tea party sounds like a good idea :)

Abi said...

Ooh, I love them V. hey guess what! I just sold a doll, so her funds are going to the Shiela's donkey... just off to get her address, cos I can't find the email you sent me!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Adorable ... I love the little mad hatters tea party.
You made a cute pocket watch for Eddy.

Hugs
Carolyn

Serena said...

How clever you are, Vee! The stop-watch turned out great! I also love how you set up for the tea party pics.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Vee another great creation! Love everything about him, watch included of course! :)

Krista said...

Your critters always melt my heart. I love everything about the bunny and the watch is PERFECT! Way too cute, I am in love. ;o)

Kerry said...

He is wonderful, adorable and just plain too sweet for words! Great job on the watch!

Beedeebabee said...

OMG...he just melts my heart, he's soooo adorable. Love the watch too...your talents are truly endless, Vee! xo Paulette

Sue said...

I love your little tea party. The white rabbit is perfect. How very talented you are.

Sandy said...

He is so cute.