|photo credit: Kum Kit Chan (uncle!)|
It's so much fun to watch these animals birthed by her hands. This woman's workmanship is unsurpassed. She's a quilter and dressmaker and, like me, she sews without commercial patterns. Which makes it even more interesting that she's using my Menagerie pattern to sew the animals of Menagerie.
What's also interesting is that she's making all the animals from felt, not fleece. I designed Menagerie for fleece, and have often wondered what it might be like in other fabrics. Now we know.
Other Relatives-Making-Stuff news:
Emily is making a cardboard castle. It has a working portcullis and electric fireplace and secret passageway and soldiers' barracks and everything. And has taken photos. She has not let me help, and keeps shooing me away when I try. I feel somewhat slighted. Will show photos later - it's an espionage-y school project in which two teams pit war strategies against each other and they want to keep it secret (like in a real war).
School has certainly changed since I was a kid. I seem to remember my schooldays being filled with transitive verbs and Chinese business letters and acute opposite angles, not warfare.