Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Squatchin'

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of activity. Besides the Christmas/New Year hub-bub, I've been working madly on design team projects and things for other people. If I'm honest, I'm tired and feeling a bit worn down. I need a few quiet demand-less days to rejuvenate my head and heart.

BUT I do have a project to share from the holidays. My handmade gift to my kidlet... a needlefelted Sasquatch.

I was lazing on the couch watching the telly when I saw him scurry across the sunshiny window sill. At first I thought I was seeing things but when the dog started whimpering in his sleep, he stood still for just a moment and looked on curiously.

Needlefelted Sasquatch by Nichola Battilana

When the dog finished making his sleepy noises, the creature turned his head to me and gave a grunt, as if to say "What are you looking at?" Then quick as a flash he climbed up into our Christmas tree!

Needlefelted Sasquatch by Nichola Battilana

Over the next few days I tried to coax him out with treats of peanut butter and apple slices... but he refused to pose so I could only capture a few blurry images.

Needlefelted Sasquatch by Nichola Battilana

Now that the tree is down he's a bit easier to shoot. He sulks around my studio looking for a hidey hole to make his home and Christmas cookie crumbs to eat. 

Needlefelted Sasquatch by Nichola Battilana

I've told him I'll make him a spot inside the pantry and he can have his fill of nibbles but he likes being difficult. I can tell you with certainty that "Harry and the Henderson's" is not an accurate depiction of a Bigfoot. Our pygmy squatch is a difficult little diva and a smidge rude too!

7 comments:

  1. You can have him...I don't want him.
    Great job but YIKES. (You amaze me.)

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  2. Ha! He is soooo cool!! Love him Nichola!

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  3. I am speechless as well. If I am true to my curious nature. . . I'd want to know things like. . . . how would you describe his scent? Are his kin fans of dwarf variety trees? Does HE seem as dazzled by humans as we are of him? Is he cuddle-friendly? And if it were the sort of thing one could divulge, how long did he take to "capture". :)

    nicolas

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