Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guardian of Books

I love books!
Not just because I'm a mother and teacher, but because reading is just magical. (Read every day!)

Christmas brought a new type of magic related to books.. the Guardian of Books turned up one morning and has stuck around!

He looks harmless enough with all the soft cuddly red fur, and the three eyes that sparkle when he smiles. He is shaped like a book, which he believes lets him blend in and hide away amongst other books. (we havent had the heart to tell him he stands out like a sore thumb!)

 He loves to be pampered! He enjoys cuddles and likes his fur being stroked and styled in different ways.

He is at his happiest when being read too!
Just dont forget to read to him everyday... otherwise he may lick you into submission.

**I admit, I am a Harry Potter fan and like so many other versions, my inspiration probably stems from the monster book of monsters. This one is slightly less evil though! The design took a full late night of sketching, pattern making and testing. I have a new appreciation for the Project runway contestents.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tattooed Bunny

What to give a fantastic person and their young son for christmas? Why not a Bunny that has identical tattoos to the mum!

I have always wanted to tattoo one of my punk bunnies but it seemed to slip down the to-do list.
Christmas was the perfect time. I took some photos of my friend, which showed she trusted me as I wouldnt tell her why. I then hand painted the tattoos with fabric paint before sewing it all together.

 It turned out great! It was meant to be a present for her son, but she was quite certain it was going to remain hers. I might need to make another one!