Friday, March 26, 2010

Giraffe - V's small boy


He used to be a long lean tree munching machine. Meandering and traversing the Savannah with few predators to take up the precious thinking space in his head. The only thoughts (possibly) being "where's my next tree" and "don't bend your neck down for too long".

But, then he came to my house. Or, more specifically to my small boy.
He was a hand made first birthday gift from my Sister to my small boy.

Who loved him so much, he now has a broken neck.

Whilst I do think this new pose gives 'Rafi' a permanently quizzical and interested look. The small boy believes that 'Rafi's' head is feeling poorly and needs some medicine.

"Poor Rafi" (poor me) - me thinks, Rafi can't be repaired and will have to be re-made - at night when the small boy is sleeping lest he see the horror of his beloved 'Rafi' be taken apart.

After I acquire some lovely new hand dyed wool felt from Trudi's oh so lovely new Etsy shop 'Me and Ewe' (please go there and you'll see why I love felt) I will be ready to begin.

I may even make a family of 'Rafi's' - industrial strength Rafi's at that (and this time they may even have some 'Giraffe like patterns/colouring' upon their lovely coats and some serious leg reinforcements to avoid the 'splaying leg pose' - which I note, is quite a normal thing for a Giraffe to do - just not all the time).
Cheers.

8 comments:

Linda said...

poor Rafi I hope you can fix him soon!!! hope you have settled into your new surroundings too

snowflakes4sam said...

HELLO Mrs! Poor Rafi, must be feeling very light headed by the look of those wonky legs. Hope all goes well with the medicinal sewing kit. Missing the catching up and hoping that all is well in the new home. Sam

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

Poor Rafi indeed - I have made a Rafi too with dry felted spots --- I will send you a pic, it took a long time but looks fab.

Treacle Beak said...

Oh dear, poor Rafi, he does look like he's had lots of loving, Peta. And I think you're right, industrial strength next time may be the go! Hope your new family abode is suiting you all.

Brenda said...

I hope Rafi gets all those bits together real soon so he can be loved to pieces once again.

Copper Patch said...

How is the g-raff repair going? I should send along Campbell the Camel - he has similar neck issues, although a little flatter :o)

zofia said...

Good luck with fixing Rafi. We also have a much loved giraffe, he has a couple of 'hard' patches on his legs when mum tried to dry him too quickly for night and his pellets melted together..he's very floppy these days, been going srong for 8 years ;)

sewing the seeds of love said...

Can't wait to see the re-birthed Rafi!

x Peta x