Geoffrey is the first giraffe I have been asked to do. I tried various designs, from very stylised to uber-cutesy baby animal style. In the end he was a mixture of all of them, the right hand page being the one I was happy with - and luckily my client was too.
My Facebook fans got a sneak peek of him some weeks ago, with this WIP picture -
He took longer than anticipated though! He is almost nine inches tall.
He is 100% felt- no wire armatures inside.
Although his 'horns' are wire, thread wrapped with little hearts to top them off.
Soon he'll be on his way to his new 'job' and I'll begin my next order - a lady ladybird. Yes, that is what I wrote - a lady ladybird. Or lady ladybug, if you are one of my American readers.