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« on: September 12, 2012 05:21:49 PM »

I made this tin for the Wicked Children Altered Tin swap. One of the prompts from my partner was Edward Gorey. I love Gorey and his little Ghastlycrumb Tinies so I knew right away I wanted to create something with them in mind. Soooo here he is...



Edward is made from paperclay, is is bed is an Altoid tin, the foot and head boards are coffee stir sticks. He's got a tiny pencil and Ghastlycrumb illustrations strewn over his bed. There's also a skeletal hand reaching out from beneath the covers... I imagine Edward would have slept with that rather than a teddy (unless it was a headless teddy).

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012 06:15:37 PM »

Okay - so I've posted on FB, the swap thread, and now here.  That's how completely awesome I think this is.  Everything from his little wool blanket to his stripey little socks to the rhyme on the side of his bed.  Fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012 06:33:50 PM »

SO DAMN COOL.

Seriously.  So SO SOsososoSOsoSOoSoSOSOOOOOOOOOOOOOODAMNCOOL.

I am bowing to you in my brain.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012 08:46:21 PM »

Oh, I want it sooooooo badly!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012 09:24:01 PM »

Love the way you turned the tin into a mattress with classic mattress stripes. And the expression on his little face, and his scarf.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012 05:57:40 AM »

Thanks all, it was a load of fun to do.

Love the way you turned the tin into a mattress with classic mattress stripes.

I'm so glad you think so, I was really pleased with how it turned out Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012 01:14:59 PM »

He is sooo adorable and lovely and looks so wonderful, that I'd love to have him watch over me while I sleep... I just love him to bits Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012 05:46:34 PM »

I think my favorite bit is the echo of the scarf in the stripey trim on the bed... which may sound like I'm quite particular (or peculiar), but there are so many little bits I love, I couldn't possibly list them all (did I mention the very particular way his hair fuzzes out? I love that, too).  Cheesy Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012 07:30:24 AM »

As I said on the 'Wicked' thread, I think this is perfect. His little body is expressive, his hair is right. Everything about this little jewel is just so right.
Very inspiring, Knickers.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012 07:57:03 AM »

This is to die for!  Oh man...all the little details and the E for Edward poem is so amazing.  Perfect...i'm so in love.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012 09:17:27 AM »

Every time I see this altered tin I fall in love with it a little more!  It is adorable and totally creepy all at the same time!  <3
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012 10:15:35 AM »

I love that little Edward so much! He's adorable.

Is there a photo somewhere of the spooky hand?
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012 11:15:16 AM »

Thanks all Smiley

Is there a photo somewhere of the spooky hand?

I'm afraid it's not very good but you can make out the skeletal hand in this one...

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012 11:53:46 AM »

LOVE IT!
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012 02:36:01 PM »

I believe that this is the greatest ode to Edward Gorey ever created. You are magic, Knickertwist.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012 09:14:34 PM »

I so love this and you did a fabulous job. I love the Tinies because it has my name and a very fitting death for my doppelganger - S is for Susan who died of fits. Hee hee!

So fun and the whole Wicked Children swap was a hoot.
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012 07:41:10 AM »

So so so wonderful!! I love the way you used the tin. Such a clever idea.
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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012 08:56:57 AM »

Once again, I am IN AWE!  I loooooooooove this so much.  Can I say how much I love this?  Your swap partner is SO lucky. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012 05:04:11 PM »

This is simply incredible.  Your attention to detail is most impressive!  Wonderful job... I broke out in goosebumps when I saw it!  Absolutely gorgeous.
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2012 06:56:35 PM »

Thanks so much peeps Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2012 12:25:25 AM »

I want the entire collection. Oh my.
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012 06:59:57 AM »

Oh, I love this so much I could hug it right through the screen. I bet EG would have really dug this!
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2012 09:46:15 AM »

This totally rocks  Grin great job Edward looks creepy but also cute Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012 01:16:26 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2012 05:36:09 PM »

I can't tell you enough how much I envy your partner.  This is sooooo perfect!  The little bed, drawings, striped socks and mattress.  Everything!!
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2012 09:53:22 PM »

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