Saturday, March 12, 2011

#600~ Flat Debbie

Yes I can still blog...today anyway. I am a bit worried about the switch that I've been getting emails about. I don't know if I an find the time or energy to figure out a new system, & I've been looking at Typepad vs. Wordpess, & am completely overwhelmed by the whole mess. I welcome any words of wisdom from you out there in Blogland. Remember, 24 hours from this posting I will be drawing a name from the past 5 post's comments, for a nice prise made by my own hands.

Speaking of hands...I have a nice golden brace on my right hand now, & my pain is almost all gone! YIPPIE!

The Chickadee above, is a card I sent to my friend Ilene, for her birthday last month. She should have gotten by now, so I feel free to post it.

Now, you have all hear of "Flat Stanley", right? The little flat paper doll guy who gets sent all over the world for some kid's school project? Well, Jackie Carley brought cardboard cut-outs for us all, at my Calendar Girls meeting a few months go, & challenged us to make our own likenesses using them. I used mine as a pattern to cut out the shape, from Fast-to-Fuse (a stiff stabilizer similar to Timtex).

This is what I ended up with.....Flat Debbie...... 


I drew the face on the fabric using both pencils & ink both. The hair I did on Wash-away stabilizer, with 2 colors of thread, very close to my own color. I washed the stabilizer away, then added the front hair, then back hair.
I dd the same with the sweater, doing free-motion thread-play, to look just like my favorite outfit.


On last thing I want to record here is about my wacky cat, Broccoli. Before 5a.m. he woke me up, "talking" in his sleep. This was a new one for me. He is a very verbal cat, always talking to us, vocalizing all sorts of odd sounds. He has a certain pattern of speech that he uses when we come home, & he meets us at the door. I actually awoke, thinking Warren must be coming home early for some reason, because It was I knew it as too dark to be is usual time, & Broc was talking the way he always does when Warren comes in after work.

Then I realized he was still curled up by my legs, so I nudged him, & he went back to his usual asleep wheezing snore. Who knew cats talked in their sleep!

Now you have 24 hours to comment before a draw a winner. Thanks for all your comments & kind words! 

16 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Very good flat Debbie. I didn't know cats did that....but maybe Broccoli is extra special - I'm sure he is.

Vicki W said...

I love the Chickadee and flat you too! My backside wishes I was flat too.

Delighted Hands said...

Very cool that you made a flat of yourself! I would think that would be very hard! The chickadee is very sweet-lovely, in fact!

Steph said...

I had to send flat Stanley out for speech therapy in elementary school. I love the flat Debbie, you did a great job on it.

Kramer has talked in his sleep before as well as twitching his whiskers, paws and ears. I find it incredibly cute to watch.

Glad your hands are doing better.

April said...

I love your flat Debbie! As to talking in their sleep, one of my dogs does this. I just gently poke her and she turn over and goes back to her regular snuffling.
April

Pam Harris said...

What a great Flat Debbie!! You have raised the bar for the rest of the Calendar Girls. Sorry I missed out on all the fun Thursday.

Pam

Anonymous said...

Flat Deb is very cute but your forgot the dimples or a least I can't see them in the pictures. How cute of Broc to talk in his sleep. Must have been dreaming about Warren coming home from work.

Anonymous said...

Woops forgot to say the anonymous comment was from me your old pal Judy.

Anita said...

So glad your hand is feeling better, Deb. Love the Broccoli story and the post card. I've never seen the flat folks before--great embellishment opportunities!

Cher' Shots said...

I may have to make a flat me! God knows the real me has way too many curves and bulges. lol I love the chickadee card. Very clever!
'hugs from afar'

Vivian said...

Your chickadee card is lovely! What a wonderful gift to a friend. I actually had the pleasure of having a chickadee land on my hand two mornings in a row. Unfortunately I had my camera the second time (as no one was around to see the first!) and I think the flash scared him as he never did it again.

Melodie said...

OMG Bee! That is you!! (You look like your mother!)

Rian said...

So glad to hear you are nearly pain-free! I switched from Blogger to Wordpress 3-4 years ago and it was relatively painless. Some limitations with [the free version of] Wordpress, like Blogger lets you get creative with your page layout, but WP is pretty much a no-brainer to use. And switching is seamless.

Irish Mary said...

Being a 'few' miles from the USA I had never heard of flat Stanley but I sure like the flat Debbie!
Love the Chickadee card.
Keep up the fab work.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your eyes on "Flat Debbie" look so real, I love it. The chickadee card is beautiful, you make the best cards.
Glad your getting some relief in your hands, I hope it continues.

gpc said...

I know I'm probably too late to play, but I had to say that is the cutest thing I've ever seen!