This whole series started with a little seagull. The seagull has been sitting on my mantle since last December (?) when I tried making miniature birds. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with him but when I started making hoops, I immediately pictured him sitting on piling.
Next came the whale, who was originally made as a tree ornament. Then the starfish as I love stitching this guys, adding all the beadwork. Then, the crab and finally the anemone. I love how they look all together. How they sneak off the page, so to speak. A combination of plush and embroidery.