i went a little batty yesterday when i got sick of making sugar foots. i have been wanting to make a bat for a while now, but i wasn’t sure how i would approach it.
should he be sweet or mean? white, black or some random color? i still don’t know.
i did know that i wanted to use umbrella parts for the wings so they would open and close, so i went to the dollar store, got an umbrella and took it apart.
then i searched flickr for some plush bat inspiration.
i have looove sotosofties work, especially her bats, like freddie here.
and jennybubbletime’s shy looking guy is adorable.
okay. all inspired.
i’m gonna make him a little mean and a little sweet. i found this sketch i did a few weeks ago.
not sure if i want to go for the realistic bat nose.
i pulled a bear head out of the pile of the unfinished, cut his ears off and got to felting a body. i really just wanted to get to the wings.
looks like a bat to me.
i just started wrapping and felting…
and here is my progress so far…