Gino Escate from GyGante - based in Lima, Peru - has kindly featured us in his latest post at depa202.blogspot.com/2013/06/etsy-shop-coldham-cuddlies.html. Although its all in Spanish and Isobel is not as conversant with the language as she once was (in the 1950's - she did an Evening Course at what was then called the Norwich City College & Art School - where she also learned to type and do Shorthand!) she was able to get the gist of what is being said - and is very grateful for the promo. Do hope that EVERYONE will not only visit the blog, but also Gino's shop where he features some beautiful photographs and products he's made from all sort of different objects. He's very talented - so Isobel tells me.
We do hope lots of Spanish-speaking folk will not only read Gino's blog, but also visit us here and look around our shop at www.Etsy.com/shop/coldhamcuddlies. Hasta la vista! (I hope that is an appropriate Spanish greeting?)
Isobel has now just about finished the third pair of furry slippers she has recently been commissioned to make, and here are one or two pictures to follow on from those we included in our last post, when we spoke about the Brown Rabbit Slippers with their mauve satin ribbon trimming.
|Sitting on the dining room sideboard |
The Panda Slippers from the rear.
These Panda Slippers will be listed in our Shop sometime tomorrow, once they have had some elastic threaded through the ribbon trimming. They are destined for MrsKV's other daughter (you will recall we told you that together with the Brown Rabbit Slippers, they were going as "fun birthday presents" for her two daughters).
They won't be delivered for another ten days, as MrsKV is away. Isobel is looking after the family dog - a Boston Terrior called Widget. She spends the day with us, and then goes back for the night - to keep the family feline - called Ariosto - company. They only live next door, so it's not a problem - and keeps Isobel company during the day time: not to mention giving her some more welcome exercise too!
As also promised in our last post, Isobel will do a blog shortly showing how all three models were made - and you will see how they have developed from the Golden Rabbit Slippers we started with, to the latest version. Isobel is not quite satisfied that they the finished article - but they are all wearable, and she's developed a routine in making them. These last two only took two afternoons to complete - from cutting out to finished product (except for the elastic, of course!). Plans are afoot to repeat all three - plus introducing several other animal models, some of which have yet to feature as proper Cuddlies! - to have available for sale in time for the Christmas season, when slippers are apparently often required as gifts. Special requests can always be handled in the meantime!!!!
|Before the bodies were made as slippers, they featured in our last post|
Now as you know, I'm just a Bear made in Beaver Lamb, so all this does not mean a thing to me - I'm just hoping that it will all work out so that Isobel will stop being so frustrated with the darn thing, and we can get back to our normal equable selves!
Right this has now gone on long enough, so I'll end this dispatch! It's been good to chat again - and, don't forget: visit Gino's blog and shop and see just what he gets up to!
Good night, and God Bless Cy Bear