Quick side note: Puppy is 23 weeks old! Crazy! Just a bit over 5 months.
Ok, Art Swap:
I'm excited to say that I have joined in an art swap on the interwebs. The trick is that you make art for someone, and then other people make you art. Theoretically I will send out one piece of art, and in return receive 36! I know this is based on the traditional pyramid scheme chain letter, but it doesn't seem like it could hurt anyone, so I figured I'd join in.
The idea of the project is that it takes you less than a week to make it and send it out. So I made my little creature and it's already in the mail!
I'd been wanting to make a four legged creature ever since I saw Nicoles' beautiful pony/horses on her flickr stream here. So I did some doodles, thought about it, and jumped right in!
Of course I ended up with WAY too much middle fabric. I had to add a seam to pull some out. Next time I will be smarter.
My research included traditional folk horses from Sweden, which is where her little saddle comes from. I wish I had used a brighter color for her middle/snout, but next time I will know. The tail is made from some of my wonderful alpaca yarn. I love Alpacas!
She's a tad weird, and definitely different from my other softies, but I hope my swap partner likes her!