Sunday, 15 March 2009

lange nek


lange neck2
Originally uploaded by Marian Florcita

A few months ago a cousin of my husband had her second child. We waited a couple of months to go pay the costumery visit to the family. In the meantime I wondered what to buy/make for the newborn.
I've realized that since I'm seriously dedicating myself to arts, I always rather make something than go buy a present. Maybe the recipients aren't that happy with my change at the moment of giving presents...tough luck! ahahaha whatcha gonna do! I do put a lot of effort in the present and the packaging as well.

Tom, the newborn baby, received a hand feltedgjiraffe/camel/llama... I wanted to make a giraffe but somehow it ended up being a hybrid of camels and llamas with giraffe like spots. My son calls it "lange nek" which means "long neck" in dutch... it's a new animal! :)
The positive thing is that the baby, today 4 months old, was all excited swinging it around by the tale...that to me, spells success!

11 comments:

Tweed Delights said...

That is sooooo cute! Looks lovely and soft too - lucky baby :D!

ArtMind said...

supercute! I think kids just love wiggly things on their plushies! :)

terracota said...

que dulzura! da ganas de acunarlo!

Lily Pang said...

Just so cute! I think it is a very warm and unique present for the baby. It's so nice for her/him to hug it.

reya said...

Well, I for one love handmade gifts! That scarf you wove is something I will cherish until I'm old and wrinkled.

'fancypicnic' said...

I just LOVE this!!

Who wouldn't be happy with handmade?!

Hey, Flo...are you twittering??

florcita said...

Twees Thanks!
Mitsy I even put a jingly thingy inside!
Terracota gracias...
Lily Thanks, I think so too...something unique... although not everyone apreciates the value of handmade, you know...they rather somethign fashionble that 3 million other people have!
Reya LOL will it survive that long? aaah i feel like weaving again...but im lazy.
Char No, Im not twitering. I lack the skill to stay commited to Twitter and/or facebook. So many links to check daily I forget half of them...sorry!

painted fish studio said...

Love the new animal! And handmade gifts are always the best to give. :)

Nancy said...

Floricita, I love this! He's much more interesting than a llama, giraffe, or camel would be!

I love your style!

luy said...

jjajaja me encanta es una monada,tu hijo ya lo bautizo ,cuello largo ,me gusta
besossssssssssssssssssss

Easterya said...

Gosh give me handmade any day... especially new species!! :D This little one is SO cute!!!