Recycling, Up-cycling, Making do and Mending
It has been a mad week or two here. I have had a load of theatre work on, which has meant busy days, long nights and working the weekends, and of course the promise of some pennies. My poor little man has had to put up with a lot of "in a minute" and "not right now sweet pea, mummy is working", on the positive side he has enjoyed lots of fun trips out at the weekends with his Daddy. There isn't a train or tram related attraction in the area that hasn't had a visit from my boys in the last few weeks.
In between all the hard work i have managed to get in a bit of creative stuff. I found this rather groovy cloth kits style toy in a local curios shop. Victoria Giraffe was still in her packet, pristine and un-cut. Purists may have kept her this way, but not me. At the orders of my little one i got out my shears and started chopping. After a couple of hours stitching and stuffing she was done, she is a bit wobbly on her pins, as all new Giraffes are i'm sure, but i am a little bit in love with my £8 purchase.