This week I decided it was about time they had their makeover.
I started with the bear whom I had called Rumble as he had a hole in his tummy.
As I was stitching and cleaning it became apparent that Rumble was, infact a girl! The name didn't suit her at all so I had to think of another. I waited until I had finished her and sat her in front of me thinking how beautiful she was now. I decided on Kathy as I have always though that Katherine Zeta Jones was really beautiful.
Next was the Pekingese dog. He is called Gary. The reason? Biscuits of course - Garibaldi - get it?
Again I stitched and cleaned, and replaced missing eyes. Gary has no mohair left at all on his body so I knitted him a blue coat to protect his 'skin' from further damage.
I am so pleased with how the two of them have turned out, I have to keep going to look at them.
There is something so special about these old timers that people have let get in such a state. If only they could talk, think of the tales they could tell.
|Poor old Garibaldi|
|Gary standing proud in his new coat|
|Two sad old friends|
|A little magic - and 'You Shall go to the Ball'|