Sunday, February 20, 2011

Challenge Project Revealed....Mister Wild Hare

Here is my challenge project and hopefully this will post before midnight {I better type quickly}! Believe it or not, I did have this guy done by 6:00 but had a meeting that lasted for 3 1/2 hours so it put me a little behind! Ok, enough whining.....
This challenge was the hardest one for me this far. Mainly because I was trying to think outside the box and do something different than an art canvas. Try as I might I could not get away from scrapbook paper though.

My husband thinks my bunny looks a little scary because of his off kilter eyes. What do you think? Dave was such a good sport and helped me rig this guy so he would sit atop the paper mache box. So in his honor, I am naming this challenge project, MISTER WILD HARE!

I'll be honest with you, the green floss really challenged me. In the end, I used it in the stems for the carrots. I wrapped the fleece around wire and stuck it in to the carrots. Tomorrow, I'll post the link to show you how to make carrots. It was really easy. You can't see it in this picture but I used the black cording to make (pucker) the tops of the carrots.

The picture above also shows how I used the fleece.....I sewed it into the ears. You can't see it but I added wire into the ears {and arms} so that I could pose them.

When I opened the package from Kris and saw the stick, I immediately knew it would make a walking stick for my WILD HARE!

Here is where I used the scrapbook paper.....I collaged it onto a paper mache box. I grunged it up a bit with brown chalk.
For the buttons, I rolled up the yarn and stitched them to look like buttons

Again, here is a full shot of Mister Wild Hare.

I added this picture because I love this little martini table that Mister Wild Hare is sitting on. Isn't it fun?

Check out the other challenge projects here....

Kris Miller
Alice Frazier

Ali Strebel

I'll be blogging a little more about this challenge and my thoughts thus far on doing these challenges........Maria


newburyarts said...

*****excellent craftsmanship and a+ for your work.
however...the eyes...wellllllllll,
a little too off, like a cyclops,
but if you are pleased, that is all that matters!

Kris Miller said...

Whoa! He is a little wild! LOL! Very creative, as usual, Maria...I'll be looking forward to how you made those carrots.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

How adorable....You certainly did a great job on Mister Wild Hare!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

A++, very creative.. I love your wild hare. He is wonderful.

acorn hollow said...

What a cute idea! Love it

Kim said...

Great! I love his wonky eyes and his old-man pants!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

My first thought of your bunny? It reminded me of our childhood favorite stuffed animal with an eye missing. Worn and loved :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I LOVE "MWH"!!! Very creative and just overall cute as can be!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

WOW! I think he's great! You did a great job.

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

Wow love what you did here. Wild Hair is out of the box and awesome.

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Mr. Wild Hare is definitely primly perfect! I love his offset eyes, and like Kathy, thought of a well loved old toy at the first look. :)

What a great challenge you and Kris and Alice have going on!

AliceKiss said...

Very nice)))