24 July 2014

What to do with geckos.


A trip around my geckos - part one!!!!

The gecko 'session' seems to be over for now!!! I finally decided to rescue them from 'the box' and make them into a hanging. 

As they're all different colours I wanted something very 'anonymous' for the background. I remembered that years and years ago I'd bought some hessian type fabric from Ikea and so found that in my stash. 

I started placing the geckos on that but it sort of 'killed' them dead. Then I remembered some gold diamond shaped netting that I'd bought for something else and which I'd not then used so got that out too. 

The shape of the hanging was easy to decide. Long and narrow. I decided to cut out a random shape to represent (sort of) a tree trunk for the geckos to run up and down. You can see some of them on these three pictures. All had to be stitched down (decided against glue or iron on web stuff) and that took hours and hours!!!




12 comments:

  1. What a fabulous way to show the geckos off! Perfect. Have you hung it up?

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    1. Ummmmm, no, Jane!!!!! Still needs finishing off!!!!!

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  2. So.... What'cha going to do to finish it off Miss?? Put them somewhere where they can sun themselves????

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  3. they will have to be in a nice sunny spot...wonderful idea! please post a picture when you get them hung up. I had a friend that lived in Hawaii and she said they were everywhere on the island that she lived on....Geckos, geckos, everywhere! ;)

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  4. So cute - show the WHOLE hanging!

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    1. Patience, Crazy Mom Tats, patience!!!!!

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  5. Anonymous3:04 pm

    A very fun project. I have lots of variegated thread. I think you just spurred me on to use some of them.
    Shelly

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  6. What a cool idea! I, too, look forward to seeing the whole thing.

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  7. Very cute. We wait with bated breath.

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  8. That is fabulous!!!! :)

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  9. Jane, your geckos seem to be vegetarians, eyeing those cute little flowers ;-P
    Now if only there were a few mealworms crawling up the bark or a cricket or other insects fluttering around, the geckos wouldn't seem so lost ;-)))
    Lovely idea, Jane, & lovelier execution !

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  10. Geckos in the sky with diamonds.

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