I’ve been obsessed with plants lately. Live ones, fake ones, ones with eyeballs (clearly).
I’ve seen some funky stumpwork plant-critters and wanted to try making my own.
It starts with an order of eyeballs. Lots of eyeballs.
And then lots of stitching. I love this leaf stitch pattern - so satisfying to complete.
For the stem, I used some super thick wire with a bit of clay to form the eye stalk base.
Next is wrapping the wire and leaves together with liberal amounts of glue.
Arranging and playing with the shapes. I also used this novelty yarn I bought YEARS ago for some added texture. I tried using real moss but it just didn’t look right and made a giant mess.
And finally was gluing on the wrapper base with some iridescent tiny skulls.