14.1.09

Craft find and potential project of the week

dog gone it!
Regular readers would remember this excellent publication Ramona gave to Beck last year by Japanese sculptor, illustrator, supercrafter and mum Miyako Kanamori . It's full of really cool easy to make glove creatures that we both swooned over, promising to whip up an ark full by the time the little interns arrived. Of course we didn't actually get any of them done in time. Thankfully however, Beck's sister Simonne, even with two kids under two, actually did manage make one, and had it packed up and posted to arrive in time for Christmas - maybe it's because she lives in Japan and had the inside scoop on glove purchasing, or maybe she's just way more organised than us with two years worth of kid wrangling under her belt. Either way we were both pretty impressed with the results:

We have it on good authority that you can crank one out in a little over an hour, depending on how detailed you want to get with the facial embroidery. Want to have a crack at making one yourself? Get yourself some Martha video instructions right here, and happy stuffing.

3 comments:

pen said...

I can get you some gloves..............

handmadelife said...

Thank you Miss penpen we can ALWAYS count on you for the secret 'supplier' connection!

sooz said...

The $2 shop near me in crappy old brunswick has the gloves, exactly the same as the book. For $2 no less. And yeah, no more than an hour. While watching TV.