13 March 2014

Sarah & Duck

No excuses for being a bad blogger....life just sometimes has a habit of getting in the way. It should mean I have lots to tell, but I am going to break myself in gently with a little post about a spot of recent crafting.

I have an enormous amount of felt that I love working with, but I haven't actually made anything with felt for over a year....seem to have lost my inspiration. That was until recently.

There is a great television programme for kids here in the UK, a very cute animation called Sarah & Duck, about Sarah and her pet duck. Sarah seems to live alone, which somewhat disturbs me, she is a child after all, but then I am gently reminded by friends that she is just a cartoon. The animation is great, the narration and the character's voices just perfect. Some of the episodes I will admit are completely bonkers but they are still fab. The premise of the programme is friendship and problem solving and I particularly love the episodes with Scarf Lady, the friendly knitter and spinner. Although my favourite episode is definitely Bouncing Ball - one of the bonkers one.

So now for the crafting....Sarah and Duck soft toys have just been launched in the UK and a friend asked me to try to get them for her before I travelled to Spain to see her. Unfortunately I was unable to find them in the shops but it did inspire me to make some of my own. Out came the felt, the scissors and the thread and here's the result.

Oh and the small brown thing is a shallot! Sarah has 4 of them growing in her garden!


painted fish studio said...

it's fun to see you and your work! :)

Anne Marie said...

Astrid loves Sarah & Duck too!

But more important than that: I am so happy that you are back blogging (even if just for today). And I love that you are working with felt again. When I first new you here in blogland it was through your felt work that I think I discovered on Flickr. Beautiful work Diane!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, they're adorable! I'm so happy to see you back posting -- I hope you'll be back again soon. Have you been traveling a lot again?

Di said...

Hello girls, thank you for welcoming me back after such a long absence and for loving Sarah and Duck! I aim to post more regularly again.

Bethany Hissong said...

This is so great! I think yours are better than some mass-produced toys. I had to chuckle at the idea of Sarah living alone too-- I wonder what kids think about that? It's like Charlie Brown and the Peanuts... you never see adults but occasionally hear their strange voices.