July 22, 2009

100% finished!






Here are the pictures with the "frame" border attached. The piece measures 36 inches wide by 77 inches tall, so it was a whopper to sew! It took up my whole kitchen table for a month. I had to get Ben to help me guide the 6 foot length through the machine to sew the borders on. Wow, husbands are good for something besides yard work. :D Kidding! Ben was really helpful- always handy to have another artist in the house to bounce ideas off, to make suggestions, or help out when you are stuck, and offer encouragement when you are frustrated or discouraged that you'll never get it done...
The last photo is of the third piece that I made for the show, a replica of one of the signs on the walls of the ride. I had a lot of help from my best friend Michelle (a cross-stitch queen) to get the cross stitch done. Thanks Chelle, you rock! I couldn't have done it without you. :D
The Tomb piece is 16X20, framed.
I am really happy to say that all the pieces have sold in advance of the show's opening on September 9th.
Now to go and enjoy a few weeks of vacation from the sewing machine...
I'll be back here in mid-august with a sneak peek of my final piece for the Plush You! show. See you then!

4 comments:

Jeff Harter said...

Leanna, you are absolutely kicking butt! Great stuff!

greenstarstudio said...

omg. i LOVE it. that was always my favorite of the death portraits in the HM (granted, i grew up looking at that one at disneyworld, not land, but its familiar nonetheless. youre awesome.

Jesse Jordan said...

This is AWESOME, Leeanna! Absolutely brilliant. I know you had some problems working out the face but it looks like you worked through it. You nailed the design. Leo would be proud. ;)

By the way, I thought of you when I ran into this website: http://www.chushka.com/gallery/toys/

Have you seen these before?

Leeanna Butcher said...

hey-thanks everybody for the kind words! :D it's great to come back from vacation and see such nice comments. :) Back to the sewing machine tomorrow...