Elizabeth Mulford contacted me one day and asked if I could clean up her Father’s cherished stuffed rabbit toy. It was an old, straw-stuffed animal and I told her that I may not be able to do more than find a way to fix the holes and create a new outfit. She said she understood and sent me the toy. Below is the before and after as well as Elizabeth’s reaction:
“Thank you so much, Liane! He is perfect and my husband actually was choked up when he saw the photo and that takes a lot from him. He will be perfect to pass along to my niece’s baby and I am so thrilled to have my dad’s toy restored. I will highly recommend you and in the future I may have another animal for myself as my dad had an old bear as well who is not in as worn of a condition but needs love and maybe an outfit as his is long gone. …. Thank you so much again. I know little to nothing about my father’s early life so having these toys restored makes me feel like I am closer to him again. Elizabeth Mulford (Just letting you know he arrived safely and is even better than what I said about the pictures! I love it! Thank you again!)”
Sara Maher sent us three fur coats to have a large bear and three dogs made. The dogs were a bit of a challenge. She initially wanted to Scott Terriers and a Sheltie but the fur didn’t lend itself to making a Sheltie so we ended up with a more standard Dog.
Sharon Purdy sent a fur coat that her late husband had purchased for her over 40 years ago. She told me that the coat was sitting in storage and she wanted to have it out where she could see it so asked us to make two good-size bunnies.
These guys have wired ears so that they can be posed.
Bobbea wanted a Panda created that would incorporate pieces of a panda she had when she was small. All she had were scraps of the original so we had to build from scratch. I used the pieces for ear and paw linings and for a pair of slippers on the final panda.
My niece likes to write and she publishes some of her writing at Fictionpress.com. One of the projects she has going is a series of 52 poems (each 52 words long) about dragons. It is a cute series and inspired me to try and create a couple of her dragons.
| “In the jungle there lived a bright yellow dragon with brown spots. He called himself Banana and hung around with a wild boar and one crazy jaguar. The three of them could often be found experimenting with the many hallucinogens one finds in the jungle. That is, until the cottage cheese incident.”
||“He was the most feared dragon in all the land, but with a name like Death Fang it was kind of expected. He was huge with glossy black scales and a glare that could melt steel. You can imagine the surprise when they found him wearing a pink feather boa and lipstick.”