Since this crazy quilt block is about January reflections, I wanted to include one of the other friends I frequently see in my yard during that month...
And she, of course, had to have a mouth full of plants.
Just like the owl, I googled a picture of "deer face"...And then I shrunk the picture, playing around with the size until I find which one fits best in my space. In this case, I think it was 1".
I then traced the outline of the deer's features and cut out my shapes from felted sweater bits...
This time the pieces were so tiny that I did use interfacing on the backs of the pieces in order to hold the sweater fibers together as I cut them out. I then either use a hoop with water soluble stabilizer or tear-away stabilizer to assemble and embroider my deer.
And my favorite discovery?
Deer have really, really looong eyelashes...anywhere from 3"-4" long!
Who knew? I noticed them when I was googling deer faces...which led me to google "deer eyelashes". [Don't you just love google?]
That's how I found out that deer eyelashes are so long because they act as "feelers", providing sensory input to the deer about the proximity of branches or leaves that might damage their eyes while their feeding on my plants. Isn't that cool? [The eyelashes. Not the feeding on my plants...]
So I went in search of some false eyelashes I've had in my bathroom drawer for years that I keep threatening to wear but never have...and I stitched them on my deer.
So now, I've got quite the long-lashed, plant-eating, bush-hiding deer to keep my shaman-owl company.
Isn't that deer?
Happy Tuesday Fellow Needle People!