Friday, 14 January 2011

Moth applique and some changes...

First of all, I planned to write today about something totally different. Didn't work...

As you may noticed I changed my blog layout. It's already 4th or 5th change since I started blogging, but I think that now I'm finally satisfied (let's say for some time ;) ). Up to now I was missing a moth design/photo/graphic (call it how you want :) ) which I could use to give my blog some character. I decided to make me one. I was searching for a moth species which would fit to my idea of the blog layout. I found this, which was perfect:

 photo from: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Male_Salt_Marsh_Moth,_Megan_McCarty112.jpg

It's a Salt marsh moth (Estigmene acrea)

I started the appilque (it's raw edge) yesterday in the evening and really didn't plan to finish it soon. It's going to be a part of something (secret) a little bit bigger, and to make it I have to wait for my new fabric to be shipped. So I just took some photos today in the morning to give you a sneek peak.



Somehow in the afternoon I started to continue... and I continued untill I was finished -.- What do you think? Similar to the one on the photo ;) ?


I used rabbit fur (from my cats' toy) to make those tiny fluffy hair on the moth's head and the base of the wings:


Markings on the wings and shadings are painted with Marabu Textile paint.


This photo I took to create a new header for my blog:


Now, Shape Moth world is complete...

Hugs and good night


19 comments:

  1. It's perfect! You are so talented!

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  2. Oh my gosh, it's so detailed and such a good representation of the real thing! Hard to believe you created that!

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  3. I really thought it was a moth!! Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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  4. Fantastic! It's very realistic. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the applique!

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  5. It's absolutely totally perfect :) I'm in love with it :)

    poza tym ćmy to moje najukochańsze stworzenia :)

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  6. Wspaniały zaćmiony świat Kirie!
    Prześliczna ciemka i wspaniale zrobiona! Masz nadzwyczajny talent!!!!!!!

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  7. wow niesamowita ćma!! jak żywa :)

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  8. Love it! You are so creative to use the cat toy fluff.
    Terri

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  9. Wow! I also thought it was real when I saw it on Flickr

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  10. wow! you are really so creative! your moth looks great! :)

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  11. Kirie, mam nadzieję, że jeszcze nie otrzymałaś tej nagrody i ja będę mogła mieć tę przyjemność by ją Tobie przekazać: http://jednoiglec.blogspot.com/2011/01/liebster-award.html

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  12. Hi, Kirie! The moth is so beautiful! Really a piece of art and nature.

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  13. Fabulous tutorial! If I ever want to make a moth applique I can refer to this tutorial!! ha ha No kidding. It's beautiful. Thanks. Linda

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  14. Really unique - I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't real! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  15. Oh my gosh! Soooo beautiful.
    Love the new bird too.
    Kathy

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  16. Fantastic!!!! very realistic

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  17. Love your blog, especially this one!!!

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  18. Ta ćma jest niesamowicie realistyczna:) Niestety nie przepadam za tymi żywymi,a ta którą wykonałaś jest tak doskonale zrobiona,że aż mi ciarki przeszły po plecach...

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