My garb will be based off the following character from Toy Story 3:
Lotso Huggin' Bear!
|He smells like strawberries!
If you haven't seen Toy Story 3, it's wonderful. If you're in your late twenties early thirties you might want to watch it with a box of tissues. I saw it at the Leicester Drive-in with friends, and we all got teary. Just a minivan full of weepy late 20-somethings. Move along...
And if you HAVE seen Toy Story 3 you know the secret: Lotso is the villain. The strawberry-scented evil overlord of Sunnyside Daycare Center.
|That's more like the real Lotso.
|Portrait of a Married Couple - Lorenzo Lotto
The Hermiage, St Petersburg
|The Seduction - Giovanni Cariani
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
|Three Courtesans and Four Gentleman - Giovanni Cariani
|I'm unsure if I'll do the mallet right yet...
I've also created a strawberry shaped pouch to wear that I'm beading in tiny gold seed beads and embroidering the green leaves.
I based the pattern off of a the Strawberry Treat Box on Oh Happy Day!
|It's so cute!
|The strawberry takes shape!
|What a finished panel will look like.
As we all know, I get impatient and have to see how things will look when done. I'm not 100% sold on the gold blanket stitching, but it does give some definition to the leaves.
I'm very excited for this challenge.