This item sold on May 8, 2012.
When you make things and you make your own patterns there are lots of trials and error.
Anybody who does this will tell you that often you have to make things over and over again until you arrive at a pattern that you are happy with.
Along the way there are casualties and freaks that just don't work out.
Sometimes you hang onto these little freaks as they turn out charming for whatever reason.
Then sometimes you have too many freaks to hang onto and you have to let them go and see the world.
Seahorse boy has been with me a while and I always feel sorry for him as he just didn't quite become a doll or a seahorse hes stuck in the middle.
Hes an odd thing but very handsome and charming.
From the tip of his snouty snout to the tip of his fishy tail is thick steel wire so you can bend him very gently into positions.
I wouldn't advise doing this repeatedly as this will only weaken the wire eventually.
His long dangly legs and little arms are jointed with faceted clear buttons.
Hes made from a leafy Liberty style fabric and thick cottons.
These have been heavy stained with inks and teas making him appear very loved and far older than he actually is.
He has a plump belly and head and back fins which are stiff and hold their position beautifully.
A raggy bow tie finishes him off perfectly.
Hes not small and from the top of his head to feet he measures 61cm and hes 12cm at his widest.
As each one turns out differently you will receive the one in the images.
Flaws and lots of odd stitching are to be expected and are celebrated.
Nothing I create is designed to played with or given to a child as they contain wire and beads.
Designed purely as a decorative object and should be treated as so.
Sent out recorded delivery so he will have to be signed for on arrival.
He is 17cm in height and his width is 8.5cm.
This listing is for one Seahorse boy.
No photographic props are included.
Please read my policies regarding payment and packaging before purchase.
Thanks for looking.