Amongst the souvenirs - can't help thinking there is a tragic little tale behind them - was a Dougal of Magic Roundabout fame - fair enough he had definitely seen better days. Barbara one of the American workshop attendees was horrified by Dougal and amazed, firstly, that I had bought the box, and, having bought it was actually thinking of giving it to a friend!
I spent many happy days telling Barbara that Dougal was going to be hidden in her room, her case etc. A couple of days after we returned home, I got an email asking where Dougal was - he was still in France waiting for Becky, but I decided to make Barbara a Dougal of her very own.
Here, is the original Dougal .........
not a very inspiring start you may think - but that of course is the magic of inspiration ........ this is what he and Barbara inspired me to make ...........
I'm really pleased with how he turned out and I'm hoping that Barbara will be happier with my version than she was with the original Dougal! I sent him off a couple of weeks ago and he has just arrived Stateside.
What do you think? All comments welcome