Again, I have put my fox dolls on hold, but only because I got carried away creating a new critter to go with the Fantastic Mr Fox inspired collection. Meet Mr Rat (can you tell I am no good with making up names for my dolls, maybe you guys could leave suggestions in the comments for them???? *hint hint*)!
The rat itself is mostly crocheted, before adding hand embellishments to make up his features, including some needle felted goofy teeth! It's pretty damn cold in Scotland right now as well, so I knitted him a super cute stripy cardigan, with some felt elbow patches!
I have had a few people ask me to provide them with a pattern for my dolls. At the moment, that is something I do not do. I see my dolls as more of a mixed media "sculpture" with a distinctive style that simply cannot be recreated. These are collector pieces of art, and I am not willing to sell that for others to copy and potentially try and sell themselves for profit. If I get enough interest for it, pattern creating will definitely be something I will look in to, but for now I am happy to sell my dolls as one of a kind pieces.
I realised I haven't posted much illustration work recently, currently I am trying to plan re-branding some of the website, just to shake things up a wee bit! Maybe when I get my foxes and other animals done I will make a Fantastic Mr Fox collection piece! :)
OH YEAH one more thing, I am super thrilled at; the raccoon I knitted from Susie John's "Knitted Woodland Creatures" book (which you can totally buy from Wool For Ewe) got picked as a winner in this months Knit Today magazine in their "Show Us Yours" page! I wonder what the prize is, I freaking love surprise goodies!!!
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.