A Short, But Sweet, Visit . . .

Like the whirlwind we often refer her to, our daughter has been, and gone, in a seeming flash!

We knew it was only going to be for a couple of days, but they flew past far too quickly for our liking – but at least we know she’ll be here with us in early October, as she’ll be coming for at least a week, for our 30th wedding anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

By then, she’ll have had all her yearly festivals out of the way, and we’ll be able to spend some really quality time with her, catching up on all her doings and, no doubt, looking through the many photos she loves to take of anything, and everything, to do with her life as a Stilt-Walking Pyrotechnic ๐Ÿ™‚

In late August, she’ll be travelling to the USA, where she’ll be taking part in The Burning Man Festival, in Nevada, where she’ll be joining in with yet another great performance, created by The UK Fireworks Collective. Her visit last year was a fantastic start to her professional life as a performer and, having seen the practice video of this year’s performance, it’s going to be even better than last year ๐Ÿ™‚

I mentioned in my last post that I’d created a mascot for her and, thankfully, she absolutely loved it! I crocheted her a Lion, and dressed him in a fancy vest, and legwarmers, with Brex’s name, and the name of her new company, The Gutter Stars Collective, on the vest.

It had actually taken me 3 weeks to complete the Lion, only finishing it mere minutes before Brex arrived on her visit. The actual body only took me around 4 days to crochet, stuff, and assemble, but the rest of the time was taken up with creating his fur – If I ever want to take up rag-rugging, I think I made a good start with this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brex took a few pics of her new friend (she hasn’t decided on a name yet – she reckons she’ll know what it is by the time she’s finished her next gig!), so here he is in all his glory:

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6 responses to “A Short, But Sweet, Visit . . .

  1. I love this lion, you did a great job! I’m not sure how you made the fur look all shaggy like that but it’s a fabulous texture.
    Isn’t it wonderful to have someone to crochet for?! I enjoyed reading about your daughter, she reminds me of someone I’d be friends with! I try to soak in as many festivals as possible during the summer. I don’t walk on stilts but I do (hula) hoop dance. Fun!

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    • Thank you for the compliment – I cut the fur almost back to the knot to get the short shaggy effect – it says in the pattern to cut 3″ pieces of yarn for each loop, but I wanted a more nubby effect than that ๐Ÿ™‚

      It definitely IS wonderful to have a willing recipient for my crochet works, and Brex tells me she’s the envy of her friends! Lol

      If you met her, you would quickly become her friend – she just adores meeting new people, and has a huge circle of friends that she keeps in constant touch with – probably something to do with being an only child, I suspect ๐Ÿ™‚

      Some of Brex’s fellow performers, in Slamboree, also do hoop work on stage, so you’d probably find a lot in common with them all ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. That is one lovely lion! I used to knit and crochet toys for my boys when they were little but never thought of making fur like that ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Many thanks, Marie ๐Ÿ™‚
      Strangely, I never did any crafts when Brex was young, so she’s only been getting presents from my own making this last year – but she insists she’ll never be too old for her mum’s craft-work, so that’s OK ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I cant beleive you actually made her!!!! It’s amazing!!!

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  4. Neither can I sometimes, Nirvana ๐Ÿ™‚
    This was my very first toy I’ve crocheted, so I was really pleased that it came out so well for me ๐Ÿ™‚

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