Friday, 19 February 2010
Well at last I would like to introduce you to Hamish....
He is a brave Scotty Dog, and his adventures all over the world are currently being put to paper by my husband Mr M.
Hamish was created and illustrated by Mr M over 15 years ago, when he first appeared in some paintings for a childrens picture book...(as yet to be published) Rob is a very talented artist, and has also worked on artwork for Disney. (Don't blush Mr M!) He always wanted to see Hamish as a real toy and luckily has experience of making and constructing plush toys, so I had to give it a go!
As you can see Hamish has been around for some time, and has been loved by many children.
He has also had some very exciting and dangerous adventures!
(Now for the bits Hamish doesn't like me to mention....)
He is made from my very own pattern... (Thank goodness for the Oxfam book shop...so you want to learn to make toys book!) his fur is German Mohair, and he is fully jointed with old-fashioned cotter-pins,(Hamish doesn't like to think that he has 'nuts and bolts inside!) weighted and stuffed with straw and real bootbutton eyes. His Jacket has been made from scratch, and has little vintage buttons....(Hamish picked those himself!) and he carries a vintage mexican sword (to protect himself and friends should they ever get into bother!)
And he will soon be off to the City of London, in his very own suitcase..to help to sell his stories...
fingers and toes crossed!
Happy friday bloggers
Love Sam and Hamish xx