Thursday, 6 December 2007

Trevor



Last night Ben ( my GS) come over for his usual art session and decided he wanted to make a 'beanie snake'. As usual Nanny's never prepared for these sudden bursts of inspiration, so there's no suitable fabric in the bin or beans to stuff it!!

Undeterred we raided GD's bird food store and found some sunflower seeds, perfect for stuffing, hope they don't go mouldy!
Then there was the question of the fabric. Well, I had a super piece of shiny green plastic/jersey, but it wasn't really snakey on it's own, so out came Ben's favourite machine , the embellisher and we welded some orange sheer over the top, Bingo! We had a snake sloughing it's skin. The only problem was that the sheer wasnt attached to the green jersey very well , so we used the heat gun very carefully and joined the two fabrics together. We then made the tube for the body, filled it with suflower seeds and stitched the head closed.

As a final touch Ben cut out a tongue from some silk bonded to pelmet vilene and put a couple of amber studs on for his eyes, and Trevor was born. Ben calls him Trevor aka amber eyes for obvious reasons! Hope they like him at school.

8 comments:

Jacquelines blog said...

What a beautiful structure it has. Good job Ben!

Helen Suzanne said...

how fantastic!! Trevor looks great. I remember making beany frogs and stuffing them with rice or orange lentils. They did go a bit musty over time but I just made sure he got to sit on top of the radiator lots... which I also suggested to my granny as a help to her arthritic knees.

Julie said...

What a great snake Ben and I like his name. His skin sloughing off looks great - what a good idea!

Doreen G said...

Well done Ben- and Nanny as well.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi Ben

Ssssssssssuper ssssssssssnake. What'ssssssssssssss next?

Ben10 said...

Thank you for your comments everybody, I really appreciate it! Next I will carry on with my Pavarotti piece. Happy Christmas everyone!!!

Gina said...

Ben obviously takes after his Nanny on the creative front! Your Module 3 work is lovely Sharon... lots of exciting things there.

Purple Missus said...

Ben is very lucky to have such a talented nanny to encourage him. Well done to you both.