Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Llamas Rule!

This summer we hope to have a very special visitor.  We are hoping that our grandson will be able to stay with us for a week or two.  He was the recipient of the pirate quilt and the llama pillows from previous years.  He is growing away from pirates, but llamas continue to hold his interest.  (Please don't ask me to explain the llama thing...I don't get it; I just roll with it.)  Anyway, to help him feel at home we are going to hang this on the guest room door for his stay and then he can take it and hang it on his bedroom door at home:
The llamas are felted with sheep's wool.  After I did this I actually found a store that sells llama wool (fur?).  Anyway, you take this hand held device with several long needles and sort of punch the wool into the fabric.  I managed to break the needles (all three) and had to send away for replacements since it's not a tool carried by any of my local stores. There is a learning curve and I don't think I've mastered the technique but hopefully he will like the result.  Here's a close up of one of the llamas:

Have you guessed what the brown beads on the right are?  If you said, llama poop, you're right.  The husband thought that would be much appreciated.  And since my experience tells me that subject is always of interest to boys, I decided to go with it.

Here are a few other close ups:

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