Sunday, 2 December 2012

Meet Percy and Penny, The Pig Twins

Hello Everyone!  Cy Bear here again, and I'm absolutely delighted to be able to introduce you to the latest two members of the ColdhamCuddlies Family - who have been waiting to be dressed and listed for some months now.  Isobel finally managed to fit the dress-making in before doing the last Christmas orders and then starting on the Treatment of the Bear Quintet - about which I will be telling you shortly in another post, not to mention the Christmas Bazaar held at the Wylye Valley Primary School in nearby Codford on Saturday, December 1.  From what I've been able to gather, it was quite a successful venture - which means, I suppose that I'll be losing some of my fellow Cuddlies soon. It's always sad to say Good-bye, but great to know they're going to their Forever Homes!

The Pig Twins, Percy and Penny are actually adopted Coldham Cuddlies - having been originally handmade by a long-term family friend of the Morrell Family.  It was such a long time ago,we've been told, that we don't actually know how old these two really are.  But it's certainly ten years or so that they've been wrapped up in one of her cupboards, and re-discovered when PatC (Fred Bear's Forever Friend - see our posts about Fred's treatment in the Soft Toy Clinic - 18/08/2012 and 24/09/2012) was clearing out her sewing stocks.   (Isobel has now got a huge collection of leather off cuts, trimmings, embroidery silks galore and other things from both PatC and Pat's sister, who was also looking for a home for her sewing stores).   Both ladies are now alas, unable to continue to sew and PatC also donated both Percy and twin sister, Penny, for Isobel to complete their clothes. That  having been, The Pig Twins are now ready to be adopted by a Forever Friend - either together, or on their own.

Percy Pink Pig - Etsy Listing #116181155
If Percy finds his own Forever Friend, he will be charged at £12.50 (20.00 USD).  Should the Forever Friend want to buy both Penny and Percy together, each Pig will be charged at £10.00 each (16.00 USD), a saving of £2.50 (4.00 USD) per Toy.

Penny Pink Pig - Etsy Listing #116922925

Both Percy and Penny are  handmade with Pink Fleece fabric, from a vintage pattern - of which Isobel only now has the clothing instructions, although she does have the templates for the Pig bodies and their clothes.  Percy  is dressed with Green and White Candy Striped Poplin Shirt and a Light Green moleskin type dungarees, which are attached with braces - sewn at the back and fixed with poppers under golden, portcullis-patterned buttons.  The clothes are removable - unlike the other Dressed Coldham Cuddlies in our shop (  He has a very fetching, curly tail.

Penny has a similarly fetching tail, but it cannot be seen until she is undressed!  Her dress is made with Green and White Candy Striped Poplin, with Green RicRac edging at the hem, wrists and neck.  She also has a white Cotton Apron, fixed with cotton cord at the back.  The Apron, and Penny's Dress also have White Lace edging - all round in the case of the Apron, and at her wrists and neck in the case of her Dress.

The Twin's  vital statistics are:

    Height (top of head to tip of toes along the back)  ..    ..    ..  18 ins (40.6 cms)
            Head round nose                                                     ..    ..    ..  16 ins (40 cms)
    Arm tip to Arm tip, across back                             ..    ..    ..  15 ins (30.8 cms)
            Weight  - Percy                                      362 g (c. 13 ozs)
                           Penny                                     296 g (c. 11 ozs)

Percy and Penny Pink Pig - dressed

Percy and Penny Pink Pig - on arrival earlier this year!
The Twins can be created in Pink (the stock version of pink is a more rose pink than shown here!), White, Blue or even Purple Fleece should there be a request for such versions.

Both Twins will be able to travel separately at the Standard Small Packet Parcel rate charged by UK Royal Mail. If they are able to find their Forever Homes together, then they will probably have to be charged a the Higher Small Parcel rate operated by UK Royal Mail.  Customers are always advised prior to posting should there be a change to the listed postal prices.

Right, this is all I can tell you about Percy and Penny Pink Pigs - so until I get back to you, Good Night Everyone! Your Friend, Cy Bear