Monday, 18 October 2010

Barnabas the Imp a Halloween Swap

This is Barnabas, he went to live with Megan after we decided to do a little Halloween swap together. Megan wanted me to make her a little imp and so Barnabas was born... created... summoned from the depths of hell...or Derbyshire... take your pick.

I wanted the imp to be perfect... well perfectly imperfect because I think that is the charm of the little monsters I create... I love the primitive style but tweak it in my own way.. each little monster is different, with a story to tell and Barnabas is no different. He was sewn together and dipped in a sludge of coffee grounds, vanilla, and cinnamon to stain him nicely and leave the fain scent of autumn, hearth and home.

I included a bracelet of fire opal and onyx some vintage haberdashery and some Halloween themed pegs for clipping things together. if you hop over to Megan's blog you will see some better photos than what I caught before I had to scarper to the post office.

sewn button arms. I love this detail.

Did I mention that Barnabas has a tendency to steal buttons ? *sly grin* I think he will be happy in his new home with Megan and her long as she bribes him that is.
he also likes zombies books... what imp wouldn't?


Kitschy Coo said...

Lucky lady! I love the button arms too, and the facial expression is awesome :)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

thanks again Meri :D
i LOVE Barnabus though i have noticed an alarming drop in my button supply shop - hmmmm i'm thinking a little more bribery may be in order!!!
i really really loved doing this swap and everything you sent was just perfect x

jillytacy said...

I love him! All of your monsters and creations are just awesome!