Sunday, December 13, 2009

Still Flying By Seat of Pants (Except On Ice)



Today a special small someone turned one. Friday, a certain someone realised at 4.59pm that Amitié probably closed in one minute. Most fortunately, there was a beyond-the-call-of-duty scenario and this (will I EVER get my act together?) certain someone was able to fashion a Gilbert the giraffe between the festive soiree-ing and the ice skating. At least the skating was pulled off with great aplomb, as the someone remained elegantly-ish upright – albeit with wildly gesticulating wobbling – much to the kids’ crestfallen disappointment.

Even though every opposing seam, other than the one that matters on the top of Gilbert’s head, matches so beautifully I was moved to point it out to the Mr (who grunted faintly), Gilbert does work.



The middle kid roadtested him as part of his Africa scene. While there is a strictly ‘no introduced species’ policy, correct scaling seems not to be an issue and Gilbert was declared to pass muster.



You can buy your own Gertrude, (who’s bigger) and Gilbert pattern by Audrey & Maude from Amitié (and other places). Just so you know, Amitié tend to have their doors tightly closed weekdays at 5pm sharp.

20 comments:

Kirsty said...

Nobody in our place has a centre part...I like his style!

One Flew Over said...

Damm...don't you just HATE when the doors close right on the hour! I bet some choice words were uttered.

Gertrude looks bloody fantastic x

Umatji said...

oh - completed with style and no doubt panache as well - well done - he is peachy!
x

Mel said...

I think you need to let go of the need to be more organised because CLEARLY you do your most fantastic work (i.e ALL the time!) when your flying by the seat of your hot or cold pants!

oh and I am getting that pattern! He is too cool ;)

floortje said...

congratulations with the little birthday boy or girl. love gilbert already....we should still do the swap. why are days always to short...I put a lot of time in my shop, yes, this week I opened my shop. But I'm still in for a swap and will answer your mail...

Madeline said...

What a lucky little birthday munchkin!!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday for the little special someone. I think Gilbert looks very cute. I bet he will be cuddled a lot.

CurlyPops said...

Matching seams are overrated...hee hee. I think he's perfect!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Good mummy points for effort and completion and another one surviving the first year....

Andi said...

Gilbert is gorgeous!!!

Cherry said...

Nothing like a short deadline to get you motivated!

Christina Lowry said...

Awwww.. lovely Gilbert! He is very sweet and cuddly looking.

It's true, you seem to do very well flying by the seat of your pants! :)

Leonie Guld said...

OMG...I think I'm in love...I have never been in love with a soft toy before...xx

Gina said...

Hey you. I'm so behind. Gilbert is da bomb. But hey, have you ever heard of 'buying' handmade? Ya know, instead of 'making' handmade in the 3 seconds between this-ing and that-ing? Just sayin. You're a freak.

Nikki Cardigan said...

I love that your creations get roadtested by the crew... he is gorgeous.

Fer said...

Too damn cute

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Middle child is probably hoping that you'll make him three more for the Carnival In The Jungle he's going to put on next week . He's planned a skating role for you .

Becky said...

All's well that ends well, and Gilbert ended very well indeed :)

thea said...

LOVE this guy!!!

he's frickin gorgeous!!!

thea.
xx

heather said...

you are too awesome with your story telling. not to mention your sewing.....