Saturday, 12 March 2016

Bats in the belfry!

I don't think I've seen a real life bat....ever. To remedy that, on my todo list was a 'fake' one. My daughter beat me to it and made me a super duper bat of my own! Here she is hanging onto the curtain pole while eyeing up everyone.
Now, doesn't that look real! This gorgeous bat has leather ears, wire and material wings so they can be closed or opened and the body has been needle felted.

The dogs were rather scared of her at first but as she is very friendly they overcome their initial fears and had a good sniff, sensing no danger they were pleased to welcome Gertrude into the family!

Here Gertrude is with her wings closed and trying out this shelf to see how comfy it is.

    The fireplace was the end she decided on settling on the bookshelf and that is where she waits for unsuspecting visitors and makes them jump....not because she says booo but they think we have a real bat in the house!!
(My daughter does make them similar to order)

At last Flo has been lifted off the shelf (after being there for a couple of years) and joined by a never know they might get finished some time soon! I just get sidetracked by other crafty bits and bobs.

We were very lucky to have about 3 days of continual sunshine (yes, we were amazed as well!) and although cold, it was a good opportunity to go out and about and breath in some fresh air. This is going to be the dogs best walk in the summer as they will have their own swimming pool!

See you again soon.
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  1. Your bat does look rather frighteningly realistic. Great to have a few warm days.

  2. That bat looks so real! Your daughter made that? Wow!

  3. Oooo I love bats, I have a few hanging around the house, not real I hasten to add and not handmade either. Your daughter done a wonderful job. It's nice to see Flo again. Like you I'm a bit of a butterfly when it comes to crafting. :)

  4. I love your bat, you must be so proud of your daughter.

  5. amazing real looking bat x gorgeous xx

  6. Wow! GREAT Job!
    Actually, I have seen a real one at WORK once about 20 years ago... The building is a large old stone-brick place [housing laboratories and a multi-level library] with long hallways... Apparently, a couple had come in from the loading docks one evening and found their way to the front offices. I spotted one poor little thing [about 6-inches] clinging to a stone archway overhead, looking scared to death! He was such a "cute" ugly little guy!

    1. I didn't know how big they can get till I googled it, some of them are huge. Know what you mean about cute/ugly some are stuff of nightmares!! haha

  7. I thought it was real for a moment, so lifelike. We get the tiny ones flying round on a summer evening but not too close though, lol