03 November 2015
Tall skinny animals and other things
These were some of the things I made for the fete this year. I probably made fewer items, but enjoyed making them more and was happier with the outcome than in past years. Though I quite enjoy the challenge of seeing what has been donated and turning it into something, it's rather nice working with fabric that I really love.
The monkeys, rabbits and rag dolls are mostly fabrics that I bought back from Japan. All dots and stripes are not equal.
I'm still not over tiny owls and mice in tiny beds. When I was a kid I did a Saturday morning pottery course for years and years. I made lots of different things, but I kept returning to dragons again and again, even though I was not otherwise interested in them. I wasn't into fantasy novels at all (romance all the way) nor was I attracted to other representation of dragons (I had a pig collection). I just really liked making dragons. And it seems in my 40's I really like making owls. And mice. And possibly now, bats. We shall see. I think tiny bats in beds could be quite adorable.