Skip to main content

#DHLchain Crafty Blogger Challenge: Don't Call Me Cute!

Or else...

This fluffy pink tail is really a lethal weapon!



I mentioned last week that I had signed up for another creative challenge and was sent an adorable bunny by Vintage Magpie Bears as my inspiration.
"The aim of this campaign is for you to share your creative craft skills with another craft blogger, by creating an item for them and sending it via a prepaid DHL courier box."
So when Nicky sent me this little chap I thought wire sculpture instead of a piece of jewellery would do this "cute" creature justice. Out came the aluminium wire I have used before for trees and the Wire Sculpture Fairy I made in July. Aluminium wire is not very good for most of my jewellery but the qualities that don't work for jewellery are ideal for sculptures! Its so soft and manageable that I can bend, wind and wrap it in so many different ways.

This Rabbit (Or if you think he looks more like a hare then Hare) was wrapped free hand. I had no template from a previous sculpture because I have never made a rabbit before. I just had a couple of pictures on a screen in front of me to make sure I was creating a bunny and not inventing a whole new species!

Once his body was ready the tail was a bit of a dilemma. I made one with wire but it just didn't look right. Too boring! I have been playing with felt beads recently for brooches and earrings and recently treated myself to a felt bead making kit from Eve Marshall. So this new skill came in handy and he got himself a fluffy felted tail. And it just had to be shocking pink!

He still looked a bit lost. So I gave him his own little piece of rock with enough grass to keep him content. Its a piece of flint collected during our travels and he is perched on it quite comfortably don't you think?

Yesterday a lovely man from parcel.dhl.co.uk came to collect him and he is now off to live with crochet artist Izabela Motyl and inspire her to create something for the next blogger in the Chinese Whispers chain.

I have not given him a name. I will let his new adopted family think of one. Just remember Izabela, every time you look at him this is what he is thinking..


So whatever you name him, DON'T CALL HIM CUTE!

This has been a lot of fun and I would like to thank Dan for inviting me to take part in this challenge. And thank you DHL and Hobby Craft for the vouchers which I am looking forward to spending on my next trip to  Peterborough (That's where the nearest HobbyCraft Store is).

Comments

  1. Wow, you did an awesome job for the challenge. I'm sure your partner is going to love him/her.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dolores, He has turned out rather nice :-) I do hope my blog chain partner likes him.
      Guess I should make another one...

      Delete
  2. Hi Shalini, thank you for the pretty bunny that arrived today, i didn't give him any name yet, because i might tell my children to do it. He is sitting now on a VIP section on my bookcase waiting for Easter when he will be the centre of attention :).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really pleased you like him Izabela :-) Hope the kids will have fun naming him and he gives them lots of pleasure at Easter.

      Delete

Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you so please do leave a comment :-)
Sorry comment moderation is ON because I have been getting too many spam comments from bots. I get notification for each comment left and I will publish all genuine messages.
Thanks! Shalini

Popular posts from this blog

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Emma Fuller at Stamford Arts Centre

Emma Fuller: Distinctive designs in silver crafted in Bedfordshire "My designs are all unique one-off pieces – there is not one specific thing that inspires me – my designs just spring from my mind." Read more via Emma Fuller « ESC Artists . I am one of the founders of   ESCartists   in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free to share, reblog and also ask any questions you may have via the Escartists website. Thanks :-)

Diary Date: 14 June 2015 - Meet Christina Stevens at Stamford Arts Centre

Christina Stevens: Artist in Lincolnshire working mostly in ceramics. "Most of my work is hand build, coil, pinch, and roll as well as other construction methods, often utilising formers to help support the clay until it is firm enough to support itself. I have a variety of press-moulds as well as sprigs and 2, 3, 4 piece plaster moulds I have made myself ( these are used mostly for slip-casting the ball jointed figures’ arms and torso.) I also use found objects, lace, plants and windflowers pressed into the clay to provide detail and pattern."  Read More via Christina Stevens « ESC Artists . I am one of the founders of   ESCartists   in collaboration with my artist friends Eve Marshall and Cathi Prince. Escartists is a new creative group planning an escape from the ordinary by organising Artist markets and exhibitions promoting extraordinary workmanship and talent. I will be sharing details of all 12 artists taking part in our 2015 events on this blog. Feel free

Broadband Outage

If its not one thing its another. No internet this morning. Apparently there was a broadband outage all over the country (even though I seem to be the only one who did not have internet!) Just got it back. I tried to use my mobile phone to go on the internet. Bah! I don't know how people do it! I did not like the experience which just made me more and more frustrated. Another Grrr moment! And before that I was woken up at about 4.30 AM by the phone. Strange time for a call! It stopped ringing by the time I got to it and they did not even leave a message! Anyway... Just felt like a moan! Now I feel better :-)

How to make a wet felted rainbow by Eve Marshall: Artisan Felter