Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

This is sweet Riley, in all her sprinkler-hair, leftover-snack glory:
 And when I call her sweet, I mean it.  She has a beautiful and sensitive heart.  And her favorite animal is the shark.  Specifically, THIS shark:
 As we read through her shark book (specifically chosen, by her, for a birthday present), this is the shark she picked as her favorite.  This from the girl who tells her sister, "Don't smush that ant, Noelle!  God made him, too!"  Of course she likes the terrifying sea creature who, in the words of this page, "wait[s] for the right time to attack..."
All this to say, I had to make her a shark skirt.  I know what you're thinking-- "Whoa!  What a realistic portrayal of that shark!  You are a genuine artist!"  Thanks.  I do what I can.  And really, that's all I can do.  :)

Here he is, in fabric form.  Again, don't be scared.  This isn't the real thing, even though he does have 3-D teeth!

See!?  I mean, I learned that sharks can have thousands of teeth in their lifetimes, so I may as well emphasize those "toophers", right?   And for a little added interest, I used knit for the shark and corduroy for his pupil, so we've got some varying textures going on.

After all that, you may be wondering why Noelle is modeling the shark skirt.  When I enthusiastically unveiled it to Riley, she said, "No, I don't want that."  


  1. I was shocked in the picture I thought you caught the shark that time. Her skirt was really cute too and the polka dots look like the food for shark. It suits her well.

  2. That's awesome! Too bad its intended recipient didn't care for it, though! That's happened to me--threatening to give it to the younger sibling usually takes care of it for us :-).


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