Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dressing Rodents

I've heard of dressing up dogs and cats, but rodents? I saw this hamster in an intarsia sweater at Cute Overload and it certainly deserves that title.

Then I saw Nina Leen's series of photographs of "Tommy Tucker" in costumes sewn by Zaidee Bullis.  I guess there is a long tradition of sewing and knitting for rodents.

But, could this bizarre picture be for real?  Can you make a teddy bear that tiny?

What about you? What's the smallest being you have made clothing for?

I think I started making stuff for Iris when she was a baby. But, not all the stuff got worn; babies grow so fast and I was unskilled at anticipating the season when something will fit.

2 comments:

  1. i saw that post about Tommy Tucker and just had it stuck in my mind for a long time. still can't articulate why it's so intriguing. but Tommy loved the camera and the camera loved him.

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  2. Yes. There is something about his gaze into the camera that makes him not just a pawn, but a partner in the artwork.

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