i think antique whirligigs are wonderful!
so, when i saw this one i thought it would be fun to play around with the design. not everyone is thrilled by whirligigs, though. take otis for instance….
“whirligigs make me very, very sleepy.” ~ the oatsy
and lilly, who is usually interested in anything that may move, shimmy or shake, seems, well, less than riveted….
when i asked my friends what, exactly, would thrill them, the answer was unanimous…
“crinkly paper!” otis, ellis and lilly
but, i’m sticking to my guns. i love whirligigs and continue to be inspired by them!
so, i drew up this design….
…which you are welcome to capture and use.
then, i picked out my valdani colors….
gorgeous valdani perle cotton
they are, from left to right:
4 ~ sailors top and hat
5 ~ face, arms and feet
h205 ~ stars
p3 ~ whirligig stand
jp11 ~ background
o578 ~ oars, pants and tie
as it turned out, however, i decided to make one change…
a different blue
i decided to use:
1072 ~ for the oars, pants and tie.
1072 is very, very navy and seemed just right for a sailor.
once i got the whole thing punched it looked like this….
whirli almost finished
i then coffee stained it, backed it with ticking, and stuffed it lightly with sawdust….
you can see more of, “whirligig” by visiting my etsy shop here.