Friday, March 12
Hello, how do you do?
I'd like to introduce you to some friends:
These little eggy fellows are in the shop right now...well, eggcept Maurice and Melvin who will be packing their suitcases and heading off to Kent to stay with their Auntie Linen Cat.
Such fun to make these guys. Initially, I had ideas about making decorated pastel coloured Easter Eggs for the shop. Do you know the book The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown - illustrated by the amazing Alice & Martin Provensen? "And then a world of Easter eggs that danced about on little legs"
That image just kills me, so I started designing eggs with legs and arms, and then I kept putting faces on them that made me laugh and found the legs and arms to be rather unnecessary. So I dressed them in dapper little outfits and here they are. I was channelling 1970s men's hairdressers for the names...spending most of yesterday wandering around muttering things like "Hair by.....erm....Roger? No, not quite right"
I hate to show favouritism, but I think I love Claude the best...who's your favourite?