Ok here is my most time consuming creation yet … Bertie the first of my steampunk critters.
Needle felted in natural merino wool, with striking blue eyes, he's quite a cheerful chap. He obviously likes getting dressed up, especially in his steampunk regalia
3.5 inches high measured in a sitting position to the top of his little hat. His outfit is made from faux suede decorated with watch cogs and velvet.
His whiskers are made from hair, carefully fixed into place. The wool is shaded with artist soft pastel.
If you have been following my blog you'll know I've been planning on starting to sell my critters. Several reasons, my family say I should as they have too many, there are only so many I can keep.
Interest so far has been very good but my current problem is working out prices. I have the concept formula of working out a price, covering costs, materials etc. It is the hours it takes to make these that makes the decision difficult.
Bertie is a case in question there are so many hours in this project. With the sculpting of the character jointing and finishing, and on top of this is the making of his steampunk outfit. (I also need to include the time it takes to make the eyes too) oh what a dilemma.
As each of the critters are one of a kind with no patterns, it is almost impossible to 'practice' to speed up.
I'm pleased I made him though, he's such a happy character.
What do you think? Which of my critters have you liked from my blog?
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