Monday, September 01, 2008

Stuffies are coming




A selection of new handmade Thelma's stuffies of mine slated to appear in both Olinda and here.

MY LITTLE MENAGERIE
Soon to feature in the window of children's store MINE, in Olinda.

3rd September - 13th October, 2008

Opening,
Wednesday 3rd September
6-8pm

MINE - kids in Olinda
Shop 5, 540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road
Olinda, Vic 3788

Some come with buttons for noses and others sport stripes on their stumpy tails. Some have small pockets filled with tiny red felt hearts and others have ears that flop from left to right. Some are rotund and others are lean, and some come with lips that are wide and arms wider still. Differences, quirks and individual mannerisms aside, all stuffed creatures are made completely by hand with a full percentage of love by Elaine Haby (who masquerades, with her foot on the peddle of her sewing machine and a pin in her mouth, under the name Thelma).

These are her things handmade especially for you, a host of stuffed creatures and roomy tote bags fashioned from Belgian linen. A recent addition to her handmade parade, her tote bags are large enough to house a stuffed companion alongside a favourite read. Lined and double-stitched for good measure, they ought to afford a grin.


Thanks Brydie for this opportunity.

1 comment:

gracia said...

Those stuffies with their pot-bellies and their button-noses are sure to look just the thing in the window. And, the bags that I have had a peek at are indeed swoon-worthy.