these were the orders that my two year old gave me on saturday morning. and so after choosing the colours and design she put me to work sewing together her new favourite friend ‘annabel’ or ‘pink face’. yes, this little felt creature gets two names. by day, she’s known as annabel and at six in the morning, when i stagger into a darkened room to see why my little girl is whimpering, it’s “i woke up and realised pink face is not here and i was cuddling her in the night so where is she now?” this is the best photo i could get of pink face because a) she doesn’t leave her master’s side very often and b) the weather is sooo miserable and the light so grey.
generally, i like gloom. these monster types do too probably. the ghost on the left is totally ripped off from a far, far superior ghost i saw athttp://skunkboycreatures.blogspot.com/ . i made this one up out of a bit of ‘tooth fairy friend’ white felt while i was in a quite unfamiliar halloween mood. we had a debate/discussion/chat about halloween at a recent crafty ladies meeting and i must admit, i usually come over all bah humbug about it but i don’t know if it was the enthusiasm of my fellow crafties or that we’ve been invited to several halloween parties this year but i am getting excited about 31st October. for crafty reasons anyhow.
so excited that as soon as i had a few spare minutes this weekend, after breakfast but before the ‘pink face’ orders, i decided to try a bit of bandage action. this is ‘prototype mummy’ and he now accompanies my eldest to bed, along with ‘sock man’. sock man was a birthday present made from a cherished pair of socks – is my child the only one who cherishes socks? i think together they make a lovely spooky trio.
finally an update. ‘tooth fairy friend’ production line going well. one complete, faces and accessories done, five still to stuff. the mess i posted about last time (and by the way, where does a week go. i felt so smug after my last post, thinking “that’s me sorted for a few days” and then a week has flown past and i’ve posted nothing) is still very much a mess. what can i say. time for dinner.