Here after a long absence are my donkeys, made at West Dean whilst on the Julie Arkell Paper Mache course at the end of January 2012.
After my disastrous creature dressing panics last year I arrived at West Dean with a cunning plan: not to make anything that needed dressing! Accordingly, making donkeys to take to my hut seemed the way forward!
This is my first donkey, I did crochet him some panniers so he carry his own stuff to the hut!
I loved him so much I decided to make him a companion with a cart to transport heavier stuff they may need ........
Here he is with a cart made from twigs and linen thread, which fastens to his granny square harness - a particularly inspired moment I thought!
Here is the pram (which features large in stories from my childhood as anyone who knows me will confirm!)
to make it too easy for myself it became increasingly important to me that the hood went up and down -
nothing like a technical challenge! I worked well into the night (and the next morning) and eventually I 'made it have it' .......................
I have yet to make the aforesaid bedding - events rather took over at the end of my course but I fully intend to finish my little pram and will blog the finished item when done!
Now, I have been wondering if I should colour my donkeys? Or leave them as they are? Just cant decide - suggestions would be much appreciated, I will ponder in the meantime.
I'D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THE DONKEYS & MY LITTLE PRAM
ALL COMMENTS WELCOME!