So, when I saw the project on pages 40-41 in the Blanket Statement book by the wonderful and talented Vicki Haninger, I knew this was a project perfect for Miss Olivia Pig. I'm just sure Olivia would be getting excited about the upcoming olympics, and would most certainly love watching the ice skaters in their sparkling, stylish costumes. Here's the sneak peak of the book project:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Miss Olivia Gets Accessorized (Copycat Challenge #8)
Do you know Olivia the Pig? The saucy, contrary, fashion-driven, smarty pants little pig who is the main character in the books by Ian Falconer? I absolutely adore Olivia!
The project is intended to be a one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament, but I changed it up to make a pair. Skates, yes, skates --- and green skates at that. I had some vintage red and white pom-pom ball fringe that I cut apart, because if you know Olivia, you know she l-o-v-e-s red and white! A matching scarf was created for the young porcine as she does tend to get a little chilled in this winter weather we've been having lately. Olivia (the doll) was given to me by a dear friend. She's actually a Madame Alexander doll. There are costumes you can buy for her, but they are a bit on the pricey side, so poor Olivia has been stuck wearing the red dress outfit for quite a while now. She's happy to finally be getting "accessorized" with a scarf and skates --- even if she wishes they weren't green. Poor thing.