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« on: August 26, 2008 04:21:24 AM »

Well, after a cold southern winter, complete with chilblains, I found that I had a hole in the finger of one of my beautiful gloves.  Such wonderful gloves they were, coming all the way from New Zealand with my in-laws who had journeyed there for a holiday.  Such wonderfully soft, sweet gloves made from merino wool and possum fur.  I'm not kidding - possum fur.  They're a protected species here in Australia, but they hate 'em in NZ and consider it a national duty to rid the country of them. 

However... I didn't want to get rid of them, so I pulled out my "Sock and Glove" book by Miyako Kanamori and decided that the best way to preserve my darling gloves was to do a complete metamorphosis and create a creature from them.

Here are my darling gloves before:

And a few hours later, Rowdy joined me on my couch, playing in my sewing box:

He became a little shy and turned around, however it gave me a great shot of his little tail:

I'd love to know what you think of him and if anyone else has made any of the other creatures in this book.  He was so super-easy, he only took a couple of hours - entirely hand-stitched.

This is also the first craftster topic I've posted, so I hope it all works okay!

Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 04:35:24 AM »

He's just the cutest thing!! I don't have this book but I think I need to look for it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008 04:37:59 AM »

he's so adorable!! i have to confess that i love your sewing box too!! Tongue

« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008 04:51:50 AM »

Glad you like him!

I have had that sewing box since I was a very little girl.  I remember going with my Mum to the sewing shop and telling her I wanted it every time I saw it and asking for it for my birthday.  I was so delightfully happy when I got it and have kept it ever since.  Somehow it's still in good nick!

The Sock and Glove book is fantastic and I've also been encouraging my secondary school students to use it in textiles.  It makes for really easy toy making and is worth seeking out if you're after that sort of thing.

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