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Jenny Big-Foot

Good bye Jenny Big-Foot. You were only two days old when you left home and you were my favourite toy I have made so far; we both have big broad feet, and a rather shy attitude to people we don't know.





You looked so proud as I tied your official name tag round your neck and my heart twinged as I listed you on Etsy. Less than two hours later you were no longer mine...but I was so pleased to find it was a fellow illustrator, Michele who had taken you. It made it easier.




I gave your beak a little (dry) kiss as I packed you in tissue and sent you on your way. Now you are travelling hundreds of miles away, across the Atlantic ocean - farther than I have ever been or probably ever will be. The toy shelf is emptier without you.




I might have to make you again.

26 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Just stunning!
This is such a gorgous piece.

Erica-Jane said...

Aunty Gretel,

I'm so happy for you...
just because I can feel the happiness and contentedness oozing from this work!

huggles!

Erica
xoxo

T said...

Oh, no wonder it was hard to let her go, she is so precious! Your work continues to amaze and inspire me. Just seeing this little gal warms my heart.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful duck!

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

I'll be sure to send a picture when she's settled in at her new home!
Thank you so much!
(and thanks for the plug!)
Michele

Alison said...

All the best looking gals have big feet...size 9 myself.LOL. :-)
Stunning as usual Gretel.
Take care,
Alison x

Joanna said...

I'm glad she has gone to a good home, I love the flower around her neck, wishing her save travels.

Carla said...

What a lovely piece you have created.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I adore all your felt creations, I need a toy shelf!
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

michelle said...

This little creature is beyond adorable. She reminds me of a toddler, just learning to make her way and in need of a hand to hold.

Daisy said...

I came here from Rosehaven Cottage, and I am so happy I did, because your little creation is adorable!

Hey Teach! said...

I love your items! And I can see why you love Jenny Big Foot. We have items that we sell (Jellycats) that when i ship them out I often think "I hope you are going to a good home that will appreciate you." So I understand your reluctance to let htem go.

ellen said...

She is adorable. It would be a bit of a heart wrenching experience to send her off like that. I know she'll be loved and appreciated.

June said...

Oh Gretel... I don't think I would have been able to part with her.
Had she not been sold, I might have been scraping pennies together myself to have her come live with me!
But at least you know her destination, and can follow her adventure. Maybe she will send you postcards :o)

Melanie said...

Another gorgeous creation! Isnt it fabulous when your work is adored so much? You must feel proud:)

Soozcat said...

Oh, Jenny, what a lovely beak you have!

"All the better to GOOSE you with, my dear!"

(Actually Jenny is entirely lovely, beak, feet, and heart-patch on the wing.)

Chris.P said...

Lovely work Gretel. Great skill, and professional results. I'm glad you are doing Exactly what you enjoy.

natural attrill said...

Very cute Gretel, esp the feet.
I am so pleased to see your needlefelting taking off, your creations are wonderful and sounds like you are selling loads, fantastic, well done you!
P.xx

Becky said...

Jenny is absolutely beautiful, I love her sweet expression and I look forward to seeing the second Jenny too!

Pearl said...

Oh she is a sweetie!! She has such personality. I am so happy she went to a good home.
Such a treasure.

Hugs,

Rachael Rabbit said...

You have totally inspired me to try needlefelting ....

Catherine said...

They just keep getting better! :D Jenny is adorable, I think the world does need more felt sculptures like her. I'm really in awe of your skill!

Frances said...

PG, you are on such a three-dimensional roll!
Jenny is a beautiful sculptural creation that is also an animal to delight any child.

From what you've written before, I know that it does take quite a bit of time to create this menagerie that springs from hanks of yarn and your imagination. Are you still able to continue with the painting and the letter press as well, or do you keep all these and your marvelous sketchbooks in rotation?

However it is that you are doing what you are doing, the results are splendid!

xo

Alison said...

Hi Gretel,
I have left you something over at my blog:-)
Take care,
Alison x

kate smudges said...

Ah Gretel - Jenny Big-Foot is adorable. I love the little hearts on her wings.

Fishy asked to be moved from the orchid so that she could look out of the window. Now there's a fish rebellion occurring - with the goldfish jumping and trying to get out of the tank. I think they know it's 13c outside and sunny!

ladysnail said...

your little stories of your creations and the way you write your blog is brilliant gretel. dx.