In Chinese the word for Good Luck and Bat sound the same (so I have read...I am not fluent in Chinese, LOL). This is Fu-Fu, the good luck bat. He is different...but very special. His radar is off so he has to wear glasses. One of his wings is slightly different than the other, so he often flies in circles. But he is a faithful and dedicated friend and actually highly intelligent.
When my daughter was little, one of her favorite shows was Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese cat. Sagwa was always getting into trouble and her best friend , Fu-Fu the bat, was always coming to her rescue. The bat above is one of Lil Raggedy Angie's proto-types. She had posted it a while back and mentioned the wing stitching was different than what she was going for. I told her I liked her proto-type bat anyway because it reminded me of the show we watched when my daughter was younger and that brought back some sweet memories for me (you know how you get rolling through life and can't slow down enough for those simple memories to pop through...sometimes you need something like a bat who is different and special). So what does Angie do? She fashions a pair of glasses for her proto-type bat to make it Fu-Fu the bat, and takes the time to mail him to me! My daughter was right there when we received the pkg. and we had fun remembering together.
Thanks Lil Raggedy Angie for your act of kindness!
So I'm at the point where I needed to separate my WIP's into what needs to be "stuffed", "stitched" shut and "painted". Notice how the first box on the left...the "stuff" box... is fuller than the last box! This means I need to get it in gear. I can't wait to add another box...my favorite part: EMBELLISH! That's when you really see your creation come to life. If you need me, I'll be cramming stuffing into muslin...for the next week! LOL!