In honor of spring, I have been dusting off my Easter patterns and re-working one in particular that has been a concern to me for a while: Mr. E.B. Eggstraordinaire. I have had an issue with Mr. E.B.'s nose area on my original drawing. I haven't had enough definition to his nose (and pray tell me, how do you create definition when you are trying to keep things simple in a design?). When I trace the pattern his nose often looks funny (in my opinion) and the resulting mishap means the pattern is not going out the door. Fortunately I can use the reverse side of the fabric for hooking one of my own rugs. But how many Mr. E.B.'s exist underneath one of my other designs?!
Last night I stayed up into the wee, wee, wee hours and re-worked this fine fellow's face to get my drawing correct and now I think his nose is fixed! I also re-worked the pattern to add a border which did not previously exist. I am very happy with the pattern and ready to enlarge it for tracing purposes.
Here are a few examples of the debonair Mr. E.B. in his finery. Mr. E.B. is so fun when he's hooked.
|Mr, E.B. by my husband, Larry Clark (this one is my favorite and is in my personal collection of rugs)|
|Mr. E.B. by Pam Timewell. I like to think of this version as the Elton John version.|
Can you hear the piano music in the background?
|Mr. E.B. by Vicki Hedin|
Isn't he a fine fellow to have out for your spring and Easter celebrations?!
|Mr. E.B. currently in my Etsy shop|
|Mr. E.B. by me, Kathy Clark, and he resides in Virginia.|
|Mr. E.B. Eggstraordinare, copyright 2007, revised 2012, Briarwood Folk Art|