Posts Tagged ‘felt’

Percival the Pig

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

My friend, sewing-and-cooking inspiration, and ex-boss, Claire, recommended I read a book she had recently read with her children. Yes, at the wee-ages of two and four they are slightly younger than me but I feel we have similar interests when it comes to well-written and beautiful illustrated children’s books. The ABC Menagerie by M.H. Clark and Elena V. Targioni is a book for everyone – it is so beautiful, funny and heartwarming that even robots would feel emotions while reading it.

ABC Menagerie

ABC Menagerie - image from LiveInspired

Each page of the book introduces a new animal and their particular habits and the rhyming text is accompanied by a photograph of a felt/material version of the creature. Similar to my sock creatures, these guys are slightly odd and always have something ‘different’ about them. There are many amazing personalities and the creatures themselves are so wonderfully crafted that you feel like you could reach into the page and pat them.

abc menagerie

Jesenia the Jaguar – image from LiveInspired

I thought I would share the text from one of the pages as I currently feel like this animal. Last night I went for dinner with friends at Le Jardin D’en Face and ate far too much and therefore wish I had the same release mechanisms as this guy:

Percival the Pig

Percival’s dinners are rich and gourmet,
with plenty of chocolate éclairs.
Whenever he’s had one too many that day,
his safety valves let out the air.

Buy and read this book. No matter what age you are, it will make you smile. Thanks for the recommendation, Claire.

Felty Goodness

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A few months ago I stumbled across the website of Bug & Megs, a felt product and material supplier from WA. They make some beautiful things including bags, drink coasters and computer cases, all out of my favourite material – felt. I don’t know why I love felt so much… it is so nice to touch and such a great thickness. I plan on incorporating more felt into my stuffed creatures because socks and felt just live in such harmony together! Anyway, on the weekend I stumbled across the Bug & Megs store in High Street Fremantle which is currently located out the back of a fabulous clothing store. They are hoping to set up their own shop somewhere in Freo soon. It’s so nice to see great shops like these opening up throughout Perth. Finally we’re growing up and getting some interesting stores in our city. Keep it up!

Passport holder

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