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Soft Sculptures

1980? Tortoise and hare transforming soft sculpture. 6" x 3" x 2" high. From an unknown source.

I do not remember any more where I found or from whom I received this little transforming soft sculpture. Twist one animal inside-out and you have the other animal. The green tortoise wears a brown wrap around his/her body--and smiles. The light brown rabbit has a pink nose and wears a red wrap around his/her body. The rabbit even has fine whiskers! Click on either of the images to see it enlarged.

1996? City Mouse & Country Mouse: Everything you need to make these two charming mice. By Alicia Merrett. With a book of the same title. Material, patterns, and step-by-step instructions on how to put together the two mice figures that dominate this story. $2.25 from Caravancass 1 through Ebay, Sept., '01. One extra copy.

The instructions and patterns are done carefully on twelve cards. Even I might be able to make these soft sculptures! The cards and materials come with an accompanying book. Click on the image for an enlargement.