Henrietta And Her Hungry Hen

Henrietta loves her hungry ‘Hen’. She is slightly surprised  how large ‘Hen ‘ has got recently but put its down to her having winter wool feathers! Henrietta, like all my Pollies is made from wire and papier-mache. She is wearing a rather chunky hand knitted Tweed  cardigan with pink buttons. Under her cardi  she has a fawn Tweed wool wrapped top and denim blue wool wrapped trousers. Her hair is a mass of golden Aran Tweed wool, held back from her face with a blue clip.

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‘Hen’ is made from felt that I  over stitched many, many times with Tweed felting wool, to give her  thick woolly feathers. Her wattles and comb are made of wool felt and her legs are made from wire and wool.

Just in case ‘Hen’ gets hungry again she has a  felt bag full of corn!

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A little close up

Henrietta is 28cm tall from her red wellie to the top of her golden wool hair. Hen is 8cm tall from her feet to her mid back and 12cm from her feet to her tail wool feathers.

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Henrietta , Hen and a bag of corn

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Hen and her favorite food!


Mollie And The Tweedy Bird

Mollie and her Tweedy Bird which I think is a chicken!

This is Mollie and her bird ‘Tweedy’,  Mollie has been kneeling on my desk now for a couple of weeks and I have been dying to finish her but the need to papier-mache a new collection of Pollies was preventing this. Mollie was originally going to have a camera, so on Saturday I spent an hour and a half making a mini 2cm x 3cm wool camera and strap, I then decided I liked Mollie just as she is with Tweedy ( this is very typical of me!) my mind is now buzzing with ideas for the camera.  Tweedy Bird is made from a felted wool jumper that I cut into two bird shapes, sewed together, stuffed and then over stitched with loose loops of tweed wool building up the colours, he was very thin to start with, some of the stitches I later cut to make Tweedy Bird look fluffy. Mollie is 17cm high in her kneeling position and Tweedy is 5.5cm  at the tip of his tail feathers.

I apologise for the quality of the pictures, I lost my camera at work on Friday and until I search the flowerbeds for it, im using a reserve!