Here is my first BLUE entry for your review. I think he's a giraffe kind-of guy, but then you may see something else in him? (Any name suggestions?) The fabric on his face is one of my favourites - I only had a small piece that was just big enough. It's a Ralph Lauren sample that I've had stashed away from my days working in the Furnishings Fabrics Department in London's Harrods (we're talking 1997 here).
I usually machine stitch the features on the face but last night I forgot to do this before I sewed him up. Oops! Recovery - I hand stitched his nose, mouth & eyebrows. I think the red mouth is not bold enough & gets a bit lost on the patterned fabric. The machine satin stitch would have been more pronounced. It doesn't look too bad does it??? It's a bit of a made-up stitch.... can't say I'm the world's best hand sewer. I've been meaning to buy one of these embroidery circle things for quite a while since I saw this (and ofcourse that would then make me the world's best hand sewer!)
So anyway, there you go. My first BLUE creation. DH questioned Mr Giraffes BLUE-ness.... I questioned DH's colour blindness ;)