Three-Eyed Plant Critter

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.

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Oh, it is so wickedly good, Brava on a freaky masterpiece!

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Thanks lovely!

Awesome

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So many great things about this project! Love that you did stumpwork…the leaves turned our just perfect! The concept alone is fun and unique…the “moss” fits perfectly…I love this project!

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Love this!

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This is awesome! My DIL would love it!!

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Nice! I love them. Your stumpwork is great.

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So cool!

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Well this one won’t pass for real on a zoom call. :wink: But it makes up for it in AWESOME!

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I love this! It’s a great idea and executed so well. There is nothing about it I would change. Great job!

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I couldn’t help but think “Labyrinth”. I didn’t know how stumpwork… worked, but you took great photos! I like your choice in blue eyeballs and the addition of the yarn for a moss substitute looks really good. Ugh, I hate knitting with that type of yarn anyway, lol.

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Isn’t it fabulous!? This little beauty lives at my house and I love it so much! Thank you again SB!

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This is amazing

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THIS IS AMAZE(eye)BALLZ! I love that you’ve made a fun/funny thing so well-crafted!

Please name it Seymour.

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Love everything about this!

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Thanks everyone! I have a couple of extra leaves so I might have to make a sibling for this lil fella.

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So cool! Freaky, but cool :stuck_out_tongue:

I love the touch of the moss :ok_hand:t2:

I wonder what you’re going to do with the rest of the eyeballs? :wink:

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Congrats! Your Three-Eyed Plant Critter is one of this week’s featured projects. You are awesome!

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Wow, that is absolutely marvellous!!! So creative and he came out great :smiley: :alien:

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