I have been creating fairy tale characters again.
I made many story scenes last year. Not being too sure how I do the faces, I employed the Steiner approach and didn’t add any embroidery. But this year, I am making them a bit cuter.
They still have very limited expressions. I am also making the patterns simpler where I can. You see, these gnomes do not have arms or legs.
I absolutely love making characters from stories. I think it is one of my favorite project.
When I start working on a new story, I usually make the main character first. If I cannot make him/her attractive enough, then, I know my story scene would not work too well. This is to avoid the future disappointment.
For this turnip story, I started with the grandfather to see the scale. I was a little worried that the animals may need to be very small but, I think they came out all right.
My son said the turnip should be bigger and I agree. I will make a bigger one next time.
Children like the stories with repetition. I think they feel comfort in hearing the same phrases many times. Originated in Russia, this story is loved all over the world.
I have created many more characters recently but still have a to-make list. It is so fun!
I wonder what is your favorite story is.