Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More Cranes (go figure) & a WIP

I have finished turning all the dipped cranes into charms ... these six:



are headed to CA to be part of the HeArt Collective Charm Swap
(five for the swap and one just for the hostess)
After these leave, I'll still have a little over a dozen in my possession.


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In other news, I have thrown caution to the wind and am focusing on the Under the Sea Swap.

... I don't believe that I am spoiling anyone's surprise as it is
my understanding that my partner does not have a blog ...

I love the cat head from the free Pointy Kitty pattern (found HERE) so much that I decided to use it on a ... drumroll, please ... CatFish for my swap partner:




here's the head attached to the body:



and a view from above:



(would you believe I came up with the fish body shape? me, either, but I did.)

with a "spine" of sorts added:



and a few scales, too:



I have to admit that I am not really planning anything out, but simply just going with the flow ... also known as stalling cuz I can't quite decide how to do the face. Hopefully it'll come to me at some point before the deadline.

32 comments:

Pattee said...

Wow those cranes are so so tiny...

I love what your doing with the fish? mermaid? Oh yea it's a CAT! lol!
Pattee

purplepaint said...

Oh what a great idea!!! A CAT fish! LOl! How creative! Marva

Denise said...

I love those cranes! I must must try those cranes soon! And the cat fish is looking really great.

Robyn said...

Darling little cranes!
Michelle, your catfish is going to be fantastic....such a great idea.

Janet said...

a kitty fish! You are such a visionary!

And your cranes...can I just tell you how much I love them? I keep taking pictures of them!

Sue said...

You know how much I love your little crane charms!
*smiles*

Well, I absolutely love your catfish too - lucky swap partner!

Chok Keun said...

the crane charms are so cool, have never thought that these paper cranes can be converted to charms!

grrl+dog said...

hmm. I cant wait to see how it turns out...

Sandy Michelle said...

WICKED! I just love your unique style :) :)

Sandy xoxo

Melissa Haren said...

the cranes are lovely, but I am really intrigued by the WIP

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Hey, Kittie Fish... Can't wait to see this little guy done...hey you said that you don't sew...hmmmm are you taking my goblins at night from me? LOL Busy Girl too! Have a great Wednesday my friend! P.S. A gift is on my blog to you! Enjoy it.
Cheers!

shiborigirl said...

OK, Michelle, you've cracked me up with your "catfish". :D

What do you dip your paper cranes in, just out of curiosity? They sure are sweet...

Kate

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Love your Catfish......so cute..your swap partner is going to love it1

Pursuing Art... said...

Those cranes are beautiful and I ADORE the catfish!!! That fish is going to be so whimsical and fun...someone is going to just LOVE it, Michelle!

NICE beading too...I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide for the face. Fun swap!!! ~Lisa

cindy said...

I always love your little cranes...I was just on a wedding blog and they some similiar taped to branches in a vase....so cute! Your UTS swap sounds cool!

-c
yapping cat

Cat said...

A Catfish! Way cool! Great spine of shells and beads!

And your cranes are lovely!

Princess Squash said...

OMG!! Awesome catfish!!!!!

Hugs,
Donna

rebecca said...

meow....shish..

xoxoxo,
r

Connie said...

wonderful cranes!....only about 9,983 or so more to make and all your wishes will come true! LOL.
..can't wait to see the finished fish!
connie

dkuroiwa said...

you know how much i love those cranes, but really....that catfish?? LOVE IT!!
if you could just bottle up a bit of your creative juices and send them my way, i would be oh so very appreciative!! You rock, my dear!! Don't forget to let us see the finished product...i'm just imagining what you are going to do with that face....seashell eyebrows, maybe? or fish-shaped whiskers? too much fun you have!!

Stephanie said...

ADORE this lovely catfish!!! the beaded scales are the cat's meow!!

Brandi said...

you are so freaking creative!!!

love the 'cat' fish :-)

Margaret Ann said...

Your fingers make magic!

I LOVE the crane charms...I made some bigger cranes right after you posted info about them but my are definitely "uncharmed"... I must put the charming thing on my to do agenda for some time in the future...Your charms are simply precious!

Chris said...

These are wonderful! I love your cranes, but the beads make them so cool as charms, too.

Lucky swappers!

shiborigirl said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for your comment yesterday about my necklace issue. Got it fixed today! (just posted about it).

Kate

Marilyn said...

Your cranes are always so pretty--I love the colors and the beads on this group!

How fun is that CatFish! Cute, cute, cute! Looking forward to seeing more. I went with the flow on mine too--sometimes it's just the way to go:)

Sabii Wabii said...

Don't forget to send me one too! I think they are sooo cute!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I'd swim lake & sea to PLAY WITH THAT doll!!!

Those cranes are mighty mighty CUTE.. how you work so small AMAZES the heck out of meeee.

!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the catfish idea, can't wait to see how it turns out. Don't you just love working free form like this?

Lorraine said...

cool cat I think you can embroider the eyes in black similair to the Audrey eyes you have to the left here

AwtemNymf said...

OMG- what tiny charms those paper cranes are. That must have been a labor of love! W-O-W!
And I love what you've done so far with your cat fish! I love the embellishments!
Hugs & Enchantments!

One Crabapple said...

I have Your Cranes ! Pink Crane earrings.....so so so sweet.

so tiny

and your CAT FISH is DARLING

creative whimsy --YOU