Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's a yin-yang thing

Presenting the final heart in the series. Another design by Kirsten



The hearts have all been sent to Michigan to be given to the sweet little girls that sent me the thank you notes for the Halloween tags.

And now for something completely different. I was lucky enough to win a contest on Ranae's blog for the classic Voodoo Boy chart by Haberdashery designs. I've always wanted to stitch this little guy. I really didn't want to use Aida, but I didn't have the right color fabric on hand in any other weave and I also wanted to start stitching him the minute the chart showed up. He's going to be living in Miami so I thought I'd crochet him a jaunty hat to wear on his trip (and this may be the first time I've ever used the word 'jaunty'). It's done in a multi-colored sock yarn. The hat design came from a book of instructions for crocheted home accessories. The hat is meant to be an egg cozy! And of course I added a couple of pins since a self-respecting Voodoo boy should never be without them.



The backing is pretty purple mottled hand-dyed fabric. I sewed him up by machine and I hate doing the final slip stitching by hand, so instead, I sewed a buttonhole in the center back just to use for turning. Then I sewed the 'Little Helper' label over the buttonhole to close him after stuffing. And a few sequins added for fun.

13 comments:

Mylene said...

That's another lovely heart finish and the Voodoo boy is sooo cute.

Daffycat said...

Really darling beehive heart!

ROFLOL that voodoo boy turned out awesome!

Ranae said...

Fabulous!
I am happy the right person won that chart.I love that purple fabby, and the hat is too funny, but very stylish, lol
The heart is pretty

Pumpkin said...

OMG Annie, that is the cutest Voodoo doll I have seen to date! LOL! The hat is adorable :o)

Your heart is lovely and what a wonderful thing to do for those girls!

Miss 376 said...

I love the heart design, beautiful

tintocktap said...

Love the heart finish. But I really love your Voodoo Boy too - and his hat, it really suits him!

Ginnie said...

I love that heart ornament.
Your voodoo boy looks good in his hat!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh gosh, Annie, your Little Helper (and his jaunty hat) are utterly adorable!

Rachel S said...

That is awesome!

Olenka's Stitches said...

One more pretty heart!
Your Voodoo boy is so cute, you were creative in finishing him.

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

quite beautiful!!! everything! :)

Barbara said...

Your hearts are gorgeous and I'm sure the recipients are gonna love them. The voodoo boy is just too cute & love his hat. I gotta get that chart & stitch him. Just what I need - another project. LOL
Barb in TX

Sandra said...

Great finishes! I love the heart, it's perfect with the flowers and the bee...

The voodoo boy turned out perfect, you're right no voodoo boy should leave home without pins lol The hat was a nice touch.