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
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.
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.