Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Three Little Pigs

This ornament has been stashed away for months, just awaiting the day I could show it off.  Originally, it was to include the Big Bad Wolf, but after I created the pigs (and even shrunk them a bit) I realized that it would be a massive ornament if it included the wolf.  Besides, if I had  him looming up behind the pigs, no one could admire their little curly tails.  And if I had made the pigs any smaller, it would have been impossible to create their tools.

I had a lot of fun making this.  Pigs are goofy and those big floppy ears are cute.  I had a rough idea what I wanted when I started, but after that, it all came together pretty quickly.  The wooden plank had started out as Sculpey, but I didn't like how it looked.  I whittled down a popsicle stick, which worked quite nicely.  I think I struggled with the trowel the longest - even straw-pig's hat was easier to make.

Once I created all three pigs, it took some time to figure out how to configure the three of them and where to put the hooks so that it would balance when hung on the tree.  Poor brick-pig had at least a few holes in his head before I was done.  I also made a little platform for them to stand on, to give the whole ornament some stability.

Aren't they cute?  I know my sister loves them.  My nephew has started to work with Sculpey and now has an appreciation of the ornaments I make.  He liked these guys, too!

1 comment :

  1. Incredibly creative and beautifully detailed ornament as always. Happy holidays!


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