Oh my goodness. I had no idea the giveaway would be so exciting! I’ll try to announce the winner Friday evening, but it might not be until Monday depending on how things shake out.
Anyway, back to our regular programming of making stuff, and I am so so enamored with these little guys. I present you Rose and Bob (K named them – we might need to work on exposing her to more fanciful names).
They were meant to be key chains. I started to cut out the felt and when K saw the inception of a bear shape, she said “Oh, oh, can you make a girl bear and boy bear that are in love? Getting married?” My brain started churning out ideas and I was literally squealing with delight as I was stitching them.
Bob is just shy of 5 inches and Rose stands about 4 1/2 inches tall. I used a combo of cheap-o felt (from all over) and divine wool felt from here. I added just a wisp of wool batting to give their shape a little more dimension. The bow tie is flannel. Grey! Polka dot! Smitten.
I LOVE that Bob’s bow tie is over-sized. Do you think he needs a jacket? That black belt is supposed to be a cummerbund and not a reference to any martial arts skills that Bob may have.
And Rose, oh Rose…she’s a beauty, this blushing bride. Rose’s silver heels didn’t translate as well as I’d hoped, but I think you get the idea. K and I are talking about creating a whole set of different scenery/backgrounds for them – how fun would that be? Obviously K adores them and she, like her mother, squealed with delight when she saw them this morning.
They will make a cameo appearance for the Happy Friday outfit tomorrow. Until then, I will leave you with a nugget of a conversation I had with my wise daughter this morning:
Me: It can’t be Thursday! Where did the week go?
K: To California. Or maybe Japan.
I love that.