This giraffe seems to be a big hit with elementary age kids. Both my friend’s neice and my neice have expressed interest in taking Gilbert (pronounced Zheel Behr) home. He is made of cotton fabric, metallic thread and buttons, is stuffed with polyfil and has aluminum armature wire inside his legs. I am still working on an armadillo and a wonderful new doll whose name has not been whispered in my ear yet. While I was working on this new doll today, Gilbert was standing on my sewing table looking out the window into the back yard. He really enjoyed watching the squirrels chasing each other around the maple tree. He also reminded me to fill the bird feeders and that the lawn needs mowing.
During the week I was at a workshop and while there came up with an idea for a series of dolls which will also become a painting. I am going to begin working on it before I have to get back to teaching. Look for them to appear on here in the near future.