Saturday, 27 July 2013

moooo

Good morning ladies.  I am so glad it's finally the weekend, it's been one hell of a week and a budding migraine at work yesterday didn't help much.  I killed it off with my tablets but they make me feel really strange and quite ill, so it still wasn't a pleasant, fun day.  Oh, hang on, I was at work, so it wouldn't have been anyway...


Look what I got in the post!  It came from Homecrafts who sent me the stag's head for free if I would agree to decorate it.  Apologies for the above photo, we have some serious lighting issues in our house!


The first step was to paint the head white so the brown wouldn't show through.  I took him out to sit on the bench and the bunnies were rather bemused.


A couple of sheets of decopatch paper and some decopatch glue later and he became a she!  I suppose he could be a rather camp stag, but to me he looks like a girl.  I have just realised that girls don't have antlers.  Oh dear.  Or rather oh deer.


It was really tricky getting a need line where the antlers and head meet.  I didn't get them level but then I remembered I was planning on sewing her/him/it a sunhat anyway!


It was a nightmare of construction, but take 3 worked OK!  I added a beaded daisy I made ages ago, it was the perfect match.


The head and antlers are decopatched, this is where you tear up strips of the special thin paper and glue them on randomly, but the ears are all one piece.  I cut the piece to size with the intention of decopatching over it, but using the shape to make a nice edge.  When it was in place, I liked how it looked so I left it.


I finished her off with a broderie anglais collar, perfect for the dreaded v-word look that she seems to be sporting.  I can't stand the v-word.  It's not really a style that's to my taste, but that wouldn't be a problem if the v-word wasn't so overused!  It seems anything can be v-word these days, even if you bought it yesterday.


It was at this point that I decided she looks like a cow.  I know, cows don't have antlers, but then neither do girl-deer.  She's special.  In all senses of the word.  Look how she's giving you the eye...

Thanks Homecrafts, I really enjoyed this slightly-daft project, you can't beat slightly-daft, can you?  You can see what the other bloggers did with their deer heads on the Homecrafts blog.

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love it! Very impressed that you made her a hat too. I thought of doing a black and white cow, but thought it too dull. Now I see where I was going wrong. She's fab!

Celtic Thistle said...

What are you going to do with your fetching girl deer/cow head now that you have glammed her all up?

Sally said...

Female reindeers grow antlers, so she is fine. Looking very pretty in fact.

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

I think it looks great - especially the eyes!!!!!

JoJo said...

I LOVE how it came out, but I'm having a brain fart on what the V word could be.

Baye said...

Love it!

I must be dense (or just plain old)cuz I have no idea what the v word is. You know you're getting old when you are not keeping up with the lingo.

Anna said...

Unique ! Original ! Drôle !
One of a kind...
Have a great weekend !
Hug
Anna

Alison said...

She looks great, love the hat and collar, very 'v' looking :)

Alison
x

SuperMomNoCape said...

When I saw the first photo I thought, my goodness what is she going to do with that. But I like it. She's fun and whimsical. And as another commenter pointed out, reindeer )or caribou as they are called in northern Canada) have antlers. So come Christmas time, you can give her a red hat and she can be one of Santa's newest recruits. :o)

Nancy Lee said...

VERY? VINTAGE? VA-VA-VA-VOOM....
I love her chapeau. Is she going on the door or the mantle?

Jane Galley said...

Oh, I think she looks fantastic. Where are you going to put her now?

heart of charnwood said...

Confirmation once again (as if it was required) that you're not quite right in the head!

Melody said...

You have done a great job - really made me smile.

Sandra :) said...

That is SOME deer head, LOL!! I don't know what the v word is either!

Dolores said...

I do like how "she" turned out. I too think the v-word is totally overused, overworked and wrong in a lot of instances.