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Good morning!


I just wanted to do a quick post about another felted wool project I did. But first, a little back story...


I recently found out my lovely MIL loves giraffes. She has them scattered about her home (but not in an overwhelming amount like I use to have my owls). One day (before I lost my job), I gave her a bracelet that came with a QR code to track a giraffe - I think I saw it on a Facebook ad. It's from Fahlo and they have different kinds of animals and a portion of the proceeds go towards wildlife conservation - check them out here (and no, this is not a paid ad nor do I receive any kind of compensation).


Anyway, she loves the bracelet and enjoys checking in on her giraffe.


Susan has been having a rough time lately. Her partner Sherwin is having a lot of health issues and she is running herself ragged trying to deal with it. They don't live together even though they've been together 20+ years - they still maintain separate homes with her living Uptown and him in Arlington. She usually spends weekends at his place but it's become more frequent.


Anyway, she's under tremendous stress. It's one of the reasons we instituted date nights with her every other week (but also because I adore her). To give her a respite and make sure she's eating.


At our last dinner I was showing off pics of the Mr. Tumnus I made for Matt because I'm pretty proud of it when I suddenly became inspired to make something for her.


Can you guess what it is?


I'm quite proud of this one too. I didn't time it but I was watching Queer Eye while making it and I'm going to estimate it took me about 8 hours to make (based on how many episodes I watched...also over several days).

Look at his little floof of hair! #feltedgiraffe
I even managed a sort of mane. And he stands on his own!

When I tell you how her face LIT UP when she saw him...it was completely worth every stabbed finger. She even put him on her stairs when she got home so she can see him every day.


I know he isn't perfect but I think that's part of what makes him special. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.


I don't know how people sell these. There's a wide range of prices on Etsy and I get it. Assuming $24 an hour, because that's what TWC thinks I am worth, I would have to charge $192 for something like this! Excluding supplies which are a nominal cost.


So if you would like to place an order for something, let me know. ;)


And here's a bonus photo of Susan and Sherwin at our wedding. <3



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