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Friday, 19 February 2010

Hamish...






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

18 comments:

MelMel said...

Happy Friday to you!

I LOVE him.....!!!!!!

Melxxx

Ali said...

Absolutely Brilliant!!!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I'm sorry I am a little dim... but has Mr M written the books about Hamish as well as illustrated them and why has it taken 15 years to get them published? he's wonderful and personally I think he's much better as a character than ben 10 and the like... he should be a cartoon series like Bagpuss but more up to date stop gap animation... I hope this is the beginning of something wonderful.. and perhaps if one of your followers were to buy said published books the illustrator might sign them for her.... ? pretty please!

fingers crossed and all the best luck in the whole wide world to you both... fantastic toy making too by the way!

x Alex

ag said...

you two are absolutely brilliant! What a team,bravo,bravo....and I love old photos too- great idea.I can sense a huge success
love

GardenofDaisies said...

Hamish is adorable! and I hope the stories are published and sell like hotcakes!

Pixiedust said...

He's lovely! xxx Pixie xxx

Bagladee said...

Oh I am so not disappointed Sam he's absolutely wonderful!!! I want to read all about Hamish' adventures and own my very own!!! YEY......xx

Clare said...

Utterly wonderful...good luck in the big smoke!

JoJo said...

WOW !!!!!!! Hamish is adorable and you are AMAZING!!! So is Mr. M!

Lucy Joy said...

he's amazing sam!!! fingers crossed for hamish in his suitcase :) xx

Felted House said...

Hamish is astoundingly handsome! Perfect in every detail xx

Rubyred said...

Yep, what a handsome chap! You've made him beautifully!
Good Luck with the book, fingers crossed for you!
Rachel x

pussman said...

He's the best!!!
Did your husband illustrate these books?

Katie said...

What a talented pair you and your husband are! I LOVE your handmade Hamish. Hope he has a good trip to London! Katie x

made with love said...

WOW, he is amazing. I bet your husband was thrilled.
Rachael XX

Kathy said...

What a handsome fellow Hamish is.
Good Luck with your exciting adventure !
love Kathy xxx

Doda said...

Oh WOw! I just noticed this post! Hamish is absolutely awesome! I love him! Hamish - from one Highlander to another -You're fab!
Why don't you try getting those postcards printed. I'm sure they would sell. Cute!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh Sam! Hamish is fantastic! I love him!
What a wonderful team you are! Hamish books are sure to sell like crazy! Congratulations!
hugs and friends,
shell

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