I finished this little duckling on Saturday. It was a bit of a challenge, as I was specifically asked to make a mallard duckling instead of the normal run of the mill, bog standard yellow duckling. I threw me in a bit of a loop of awhile as it is harder to put my stamp on something, when it is this specific.
I guess that in a way I just had to relax into it and go back to basics, like looking at photos and thinking about what make a mallard duckling identifiable and came up with a (deceptively) simple two tone design. Most of it ended up being hand stitched, which I think adds to its charm ;)
Just to add to the cuteness, I decided to add a little tear duct and line under the eyes.
Awhile ago I ordered some personalized labels from the internet, but never really liked them. They felt so big and impersonal. It was like it was going against the my ethos of highly personalized and unique toys!
So, for this little duckling I decided to add something special, my own logo. This one is completely hand sewn and impractical but, I have a couple of ideas to make it more manageable, yet still homemade. For the people that know me well, there is a bit of an inside joke and for others?...
Well, I just think that it is mighty cute! Isn't that enough? :)