Having no ideas whatsoever for this piece, I decided the toy soldier could have as a companion a ballerina, as in the fairy tale about the ‘Steadfast Tin Soldier’. Sylvus’ love of fairy tales reigns again.
This piece took a shockingly long time to do—three years, maybe? The recipient particularly liked the hand patterned braid, a variation on one from the Roderick Owens book. Like the pooh figure the ballerina is appliqued with satin stitch.
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