i'm sure that's just what these little critters would be saying...
as they teeter along holding on to their wreaths
it's kind of hard to get a good grip with a flippery-type of wing you know
the pattern is from the cheswick company and was quick and easy - the hat being the fiddliest part, the feet being the most fun
i deviated from the instructions for the hat and feet, choosing to make the former from fabric rather than paper, and making the feet with black fabric and glue instead of painting white muslin and felt
they all stand upright rather well but do look as if they are off kilter and ready to tumble - i kind of think that's half their charm
the pattern names him barnaby but the one below will be oliver
doesn't he look like he's asking for more?
i'm not sure i want to part with them, they have such personality
it's funny when you make them
each step, each addition changes them and as you go, you see their character develop
making just the right nose, getting their eyes going in just the right direction, all determine just how expressive they can be
way more fun than landing in a barrel of pickled herring!