Saturday, January 9, 2010

A lovely book


(Image from amazon.com)

I borrowed this book from the library and am really impressed. The story is arranged and written nicely, but it's the visual impact that I love. (It may have something to do with the fact that Goldilocks is a doll!)

The doll was made by R. John Wright out of felt. I've read about this technique before but haven't seen one that is so beautiful.
The set for the book was entirely handbuilt in miniature. Looking at it makes me want to start making tiny things!

If you haven't seen this book before, it's well worth a look, my girls in particular are very taken with it.

5 comments:

posiepatchwork said...

There is an amazing Little Red Riding Hood tapestry at the National Museum in Canberra, with additional felt & fabric, incredible!! Also has the story playing out on a video too, using this creation.
This book looks amazing, is it Lauren Child from Charlie&Lola fame?? Love Posie

The Handmaden said...

Hi Posie,
Yes it is the same Lauren Child, I can't say I've read any of the Charlie & Lola books, surprisingly I don't like the illustration!

zofia said...

I love this book! All Lauren Child really.
The doll reminds me of a'Lenci' doll. Have you heard of them?
Very adorable book, Tallulah loves it too.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I went to the website and there are some lovely dolls there. They are pieces of art, I love the Lady Mouse.

Thanks for your thoughts on my blog.

Gill in Canada

clare's craftroom said...

That looks like a lovely book , I'll keep an eye out for it , thanks .