Happy Sleepy Array had been made before and recently I used up all the rest of the fabric and made a set of sextuplets to join the original.
See how the eyes are not lined up? That’s because each one is hand embroidered after the piece is completely finished in each way. The eyes come last. Sometimes, as in this case, the textile pattern is a little different on each sculpture and this affects the position of the eyes. In this way each Happy Sleepy has its own personality and is one of a kind.
These were photographed in our studio in the weak, early spring light.
Zebra velvet bolster also sewn by me, 18 years ago.