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Quite recently I got an enquiry from one of the blogs that I follow (and vice versa) about the possibility of a custom made pair of soft piggies. Immediately, I was very excited! Not only that I would be able to create cute cuddly characters, but really really very special characters.
Iarxiv, who has created the adorable, Epic Porcine Adventure of ”Piggy and Puggy”, a long running tale of the worldwide adventures and experiences about two, extremely intelligent, special little piglets. As piglets they were take in by a human couple they call ”two legged mummy and daddy”, who both realised immediately they were more than your average pigs! Mummy and daddy allowed their piglets to travel the world keeping in touch by ‘snoutphone’
Over the last year, the brave piggies have just about been to every corner of the earth, meeting lots of other characters, seeing how they live their lives, endured dangers and sometimes overwhelming excitement, suffered separation and eventually fallen in love, and have recently become engaged, Puggy gave Piggy a little ‘hooflet’ to wear on her left trotter…Sooooo sweet 🙂 !
Having followed the epic adventures since almost the very beginning (and iarxiv was my very first follower when I joined in January 2013) it seemed like a magical moment. After a little brief, iarxiv asked for a little pair of fabric piggies sitting on flat bottoms, snout to snout with interlocking hooves, something along the lines of http://iarxiv.com/2013/12/10/yes-yes-yes/, if it was possible to do. A creative challenge, what more could I ask for!?! 🙂
After making a little pattern for the piggies, I chose a delicate little floral print on a pale pink cotton for Piggy and a more ‘boar’some tiny brown check print fabric for Puggy and set to creating the little characters. Giving them both a pose-able curly tail. (I swear it took longer to turn those two little tails by pins, than it did to make the the pattern and the pigs themselves, but after the pipe cleaner was in place all was worth the effort) Once filled with synthetic wadding I blanket stitched a coordinating flat fabric base, allowing them to sit leaning snout to snout and cleverly grasp each other with my design for interlocking trotters/hooves. They are so cute! As a finishing touch I gave Piggy a little pink bow for her head (At first the pink one I gave her – as in the picture below – was somewhat overwhelmingly pink, so another less intense pink satin ribbon was decided upon) A little creamy/white engagement ‘hooflet’ for her left hoof and a little mustard ribbon tie for Puggy. With their ears flapped upwards through sheer delight, I do believe I have fulfilled my brief……..I’m so very happy………….But, will iarxiv be as happy with her custom order when they arrive, I wondered?
I had no need to worry, for along with many other very kind comments iarxiv said,
”They are absolutely gorgeous little creatures.”
Below are some more pictures of designs for iarxiv, I do believe, a VERY happy customer!
AND may I Thank You iarxiv, for allowing me the privilege to be able to bring to life, in a physical 3D form your adorable Piggy and Puggy now in their forever, loving home with their very own ”two legged mummy and daddy”!