Saturday, February 28, 2009

St Patrick

Here is St Patrick ready for St Patrick's day in 2 weeks. He is made with those incredibly versatile wood and wire dolls you can get at most Waldorf craft outlets. He is holding the famous "shamrock". Saints make great role models in extraordinary and "superhuman" courage and virtue. Kids love the story of St Patrick, especially the part where he bangs his staff on the ground and all the snakes go into the sea!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Possum is not an Opossum

Possums in Australia are CUTE! This caused some confusion to my American customers because they thought I was making an Opossum, which is apparently not a cuddly cutsie like the possum.

To clear that up, here is a pic of a REAL possum, from Australia. How cute is that?

I made this possum from the Hedgehog pattern in the book; "Trudy's Tiere"which is in German or Dutch, not English, and can be purchased from Witte Engel. It doesn't matter if you don't speak German or Dutch as the patterns are fairly straight forward. Just one thing - the patterns are without hems added, so be sure to add your hems all the way around the pattern.