Well I'm happy to say he's all finished and ready for Christmas!
|TA-DA! Bumbles the Abominable Snow Monster of the North!|
And lookie what he can do!
This idea was spawned a few weeks ago, well, Thanksgiving weekend actually, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. Rudolph has always been my favorite holiday movie, and as much as I adore that poor unwanted polka-dot elephant, I thought Bumbles here would make a better tree topper. I did make him a star to put on top of the tree but I haven't decided if I want to attach it or not.
Anywho, here are some progress shots of working on Bumbles.
|First I drew a little sketch to help me keep the proportions accurate. Then I made a wire skeleton. This is before I put the arms on, which are a softer wire so they can be repositioned easily.|
|Then out came the sculpy clay.|
|Little feet look like loafers with toes.|
|Here's the clay pieces all ready to bake. Also, that is the star that I can't make up my mind about.|
|You may have noticed the little holes around the edges of all the clay pieces. Well, those were sewing holes.|
|This one's a bit blurry but it's the only photo I have of putting the pieces together.|
Whew! Now he's ready to chill in the tree.
My little man helped decorate the tree.
|And here it is all finished with the new topper and tree skirt!|
And now, just for giggles, Bumbles making a new friend.