Saturday, 15 May 2010

I’ve not been entirely honest

I wasn’t REALLY trying to create a woollen version of the Prime Minister. I was making a Totoro for a friend.

For those of you who don’t know who Totoro is, I urge you to buy the DVD “My Neighbour Totoro”.  I did so on recommendation and thought I’d hate it, not being a great fan of Japanese animation ( and I cannot STAND Pokemon).  I also felt it might be just a tad too young for SmallCat.  But from the moment I put the disc in the DVD player, to the moment it finished over an hour later, the pair of us had not moved from the sofa and were enchanted from the word go.

If you look closely, you can see the little fella I’ve been making on the spine of the cover here…


And as luck would have it, the wonderful Lucy Ravenscar produced a free pattern, which I’ve been working on this week.  I strongly advise that you scroll down that link to her Star Wars characters.  If they don’t make you hoot with laughter (in a good way, the woman is a genius), then you have a HEART OF STONE!

Anyway, I’ve got his bib pinned on now, and there’s string everywhere, but he currently looks like this.

How absolutely DARE you accuse me of being a Tory!

Well, quite.  He’s much cuter than that Cameron person, and he’s not currently threatening to cut Child Benefits.


Lynn said...

So what you're saying is that you're a big fat liar. Is that it? Liar, liar, pants on fire!

(I'll pay you if you make some of those Star Wars characters for me. Seriously. My firstborn would Wet.His.Pants.)

P.S. Love your Cameron Person transformation...

The Coffee Lady said...

I got quite excited on that website! And then I realised I can't crochet. Ah well.

Glad you're not making Tories. I was losing sleep worrying about your forthcoming representation of Ken Clarke.