Well although it has taken a wee while - my Little Red Riding Hood Cape is finally completed!
Today the cape was posted to it's new little owner, and I have to admit I did have a pang of sorrow to see it go!
"Little Red" who is picking wildflowers on her way to Grandma's house, meets "Wolf' near the silvery grey tree.
The scene is cut from felt and entirely hand stitched on with hundreds of tiny stitches and lots of patience. The finer details are embroidered, such as the facial features and basket detailing. The wildflower meadow is fashioned from green felt with little coloured french knots stitched on for the flowers.
I think when you spend so many hours (months in this case!) working on one garment, you bond with it in a way that is a little hard to describe.
I start to imagine a wee person wearing it - visiting the grandparents, adventuring in the park, shopping trips, feeding the ducks, etc. It makes the garment feel like it is coming alive, if that makes any sense!
Despite all the challenges, what I really love about this cape is that I know it will never be forgotten. There is a little girl out there who will be enchanted by this cape and have some amazing childhood memories in it.
To me, this is what handmade is all about :)
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