I must be on a roll!! I have a bought a few patterns as and when I see them and this was another one I wanted to do. (I really will go back to making my own stuff soon honest!!)
I just adore Frowning Francis' stuff, don't you just love the name? This again came up at Doll Street Dreamers and I thought they would be great to sell on, I'm allowed to do six a year for resale, anything to add to the charity coffers.
I used the black cloth in the little tent thing again but it has a velvety texture and picks up everything, not great when you play with textiles!!
It was also a great excuse to dig out all the metal I had been hoarding and use the Big Shot to embellish them. (Use, use, use!!!)
I can't give him a name, I think that would be up to the new owner should someone want to buy them. For now just Number 1 will do. He's about 9 inches from beak to tail and 7 inches high including twiddly bits.
Perhaps this Open Studio thing is starting to become reality.