Friday, November 7, 2014

Filling in baldness




I'm almost done with my alpaca and not ready to show you yet but just wanted to share an issue I had with his head.

Here is the original photo - isn't he cute?


His hair on top is puffy so I made it like a helmet with fabric and then thread painted over it. I only had a thick 40w thread so don't really want to go to thick or the thread breaks and misbehaves. He looked like he is loosing his hair :-/


So I just filled in along the top - thread was fine, no breakage or weirdness :-)


I like it so much better now.


I also finished another stones / quiet your mind quilt. I am in the process of making a downloadable pattern for this but can't decide on a name. I will be including both "quiet your mind" and "soothe your soul" for wording. Some people call these rock sculptures, some cairnes, some just a pile of rocks.

Any suggestions?

Anyone want to test the pattern when it's done?

If you do, send me your email address and I'll send you the pattern when it's done. All I ask in return is constructive critism with suggestions. Beginners welcome as I think this one is actually quite easy and would like to market to beginners IF it is indeed appropriate for a beginner.

Want to quiet your mind?



  1. I like what you're doing with the alpaca. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Your photo is so cute!

  2. I thought you were talking about Fran there for a minute!! Love your alpaca, can't wait to see the reveal. I can test your pattern, I have to do a rock themed piece for nov 19, so I can kill two birds with one rock! LOL

  3. I'll test your pattern!! I'd call the pattern "Rock On"!!!

    1. Kate send me your email address. I tried to send it to you but comes back as no reply blogger :-/

  4. That alpaca sure is cute -- both in real life and in what you're doing with his top-knot! :-) Love the colours you used in the 'quiet your mind' piece. I don't use patterns much so don't know what kind of tester I'd make. Good luck with it!

  5. I'll test your pattern gladly. I love the idea of rocks but haven't made one! And I have wanted an alpaca since I first saw them at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival. The poodle wouldn't be amused. LeeAnna at not afraid of color