I’ve decided to work on a secret non-demonals project which seems crazy since I just started my site a few weeks ago. What would possess me to not only spend my time creating something that is not even related to my line of stuffed animals, but to also make it secret?? I guess I caught the craft bug!.....Hmm, I wonder what a craft bug would look like or be called?
Anyway, back to what I was talking about. The idea of doing projects that would be non-demonals came to me after I created my sun demonal. It came out so wonderfully, with the two different colors and it looked so pretty and cheery, that I felt sure some people might want it without the wings. So, I considered doing other stuffed crafts and I'm taking that plunge now. Plus, I figured I may have ideas that would be better suited as a non-demonal and it would keep my mind flexed, interested, and unlimited.
I’m currently working on things that will be gifts for people which is why they have to be secret. However, it will be an extreme step forward because I will be moving from a kind of 2-D design to a more 3-D design. Not only that but I will be using fleece instead of felt, so I’ve made that next commitment into making my crafts with material that is in line with the texture and feel that I want. After all, if they’re stuffed animals they need to be soft and plushy. You might not really be able to snuggle up with them because of their size, but you should want to nonetheless!! That is one of the absolute joys of stuffed animals, you know. : )
So, yesterday I met up with Puppatoons whose enthusiasm for crafts and fabrics and creativity and fun little things to use is just so endearing that she made me want to be more skilled than I currently am just so I could do more!! We went to Hobby Lobby and she showed me various parts of the store, pointing things out that I could think of using and giving me tips on what to consider with my own crafts. I bought a yard of fleece material and hope to start using it this weekend. I have patterns for some of the things cut out already, so once I cut them out in the fleece I can start sewing and figuring out how to make stuffed crafts with more contours. One of the gifts is more complicated than the other in this regard, so I believe I’ll have to look for more tutorials. I’m having a hard time visualizing how to take a drawing, puff it up in my mind so it’s 3-D, turn it around so I’m cutting it down the middle and then flatten it back out again so I have the shape I'll need. I don’t want to limit myself to only sewing pieces together the way I’ve been doing. I won’t necessarily move away from that type of stuffed animal, ones with a front and back but no real sides, top and bottom, but I want to have options.
Unfortunately, I won’t have any pictures to show for a little bit so I hope that won’t hinder anyone’s enjoyment of my site. I plan to still blog with information about what I’m doing since I don’t want the site to lack content while I’m working on this. If I’m lucky, these projects won’t take forever and I can post pics of my efforts in the near future.