This weekend in Toronto was genuinely rubbish, wet and windy and yuck. The sort of weather that kicks good intentions in the pants. I had meant to Clear, Organize and generally Improve my closet spaces this weekend. (18 months is more than enough time to acquire a bunch of stuff). Instead I curled up reading, which lead me to make these fellows.
They are Harald and Alec, Heraldic Lions and book ends for my baby's room.
Here's what I used.
- 2 Lion shaped soft toys (probably best not to use a treasured furry chum).
- 2 Cans of Beans. (Heinz, no less, the English kind.)
First I surgically opened up the softies at the back seam like this:
I extracted some of his stuffing then jammed the can of beans into the cavity (the poor fellow).
Then I sewed him up. And popped a few stitches into his legs to 'encourage' him to sit straight.
The pair of them hold quite a few books with out tipping over but I imaging if the beans weren't doing it you could add supplementary weight in the shape of curtain leads or something.
'Probly best not to let small persons fool around with these guy's as they are now essentially a cute-looking improvised cosh.