Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are

Do you know this story?
It is Joa's very favourite story. He asks for me to read it to him over and over again. Whenever he sees Max he points at him and calls 'Ma Ma'

 I am really surprised at how much he loves it, It was actually one of my favourite stories ever. As a teenager I painted a huge forest in my bedroom to look as though a 'forest grew, and grew..'
 Look at the joy on his face, he's such a cutie!
A couple of weeks ago I made a doll out of up-cycled material. I did him as a demonstration for a craft along I ran through facebook. I hadn't an idea what to do with the little doll himself. I didn't want to sell him in my shop because he is made of up-cycled materials.
 So then I thought I would make him into a Max doll for Joa's Birthday on Sunday.
 I finished him yesterday evening
 His suit if of grey fleece left over from some shorts my mum made for Benny a few year ago.
 He has a knitted tail and little white felt claws

 I'm so pleased with how he came out. Rebe thinks Joa is going to love him,
I do hope he does :-)

13 comments:

  1. I love love love it!!! such a cleaver idea!!

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    1. thanks sammy hope he likes it :-)

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  3. Oh my word, Laura. Every doll I see you make I am about to say it's the cutest one I've seen, then realize I keep saying it. Well it's all true!
    I love this book- and this doll is SO perfect!
    Happy Birthday to Joa, and to you Mama! I remember two years ago waiting along with you for him to arrive. :)
    Much love and hugs,
    Mel

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    1. Gosh Mel, it seems forever ago that we were waiting for our big bumps to emerge! I'm glad you like the dolls, and I am so excited about yours, I have lots of ideas spinning around my head :-)

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    2. Oh I am so excited too! I plan to get the shawl yarn soon. :)

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  4. We love that story over here to - what a brilliant idea to have a Max doll. We have a Gruffalo softie and he has given rise to lots of imaginative pleasure - sure your boy will have hours of play and enjoyment. Your dolls are beautiful xx

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    1. Hi Lou, we are great gruffalo fans too :-) I hope he does like it, but also hoping that they might keep te wild rumpus' to a minimum, or at least to the garden lol!

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  5. I remember my daughters primary school class acting out this story for their end of term play. It was a long time ago, she is 21 now! I love the little Max doll, I am sure your gorgeous little boy will love it. I hope he has a wonderful birthday.

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    1. oh wow that would be such a fun story to act out :-) Thank you for the birthday wishes Laura x

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  6. This is just beyond darling! I love it. What a clever idea. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us at Keep Calm Craft On!!

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    1. Hi Nicole, thanks a million and thanks for hosting your craft along, it's so fun :-)

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