Chef Ethel wants to come into your kitchen this fall! Won’t you adopt her?
Her hand-painted face is modeled after the edible frog, with super gloss glaze on the eyes and mouth. She’s wearing a beautiful multi-colored pepper dress with white lace lining and natural linen chef’s hat and matching apron with red satin ribbon. She also has a hand-knit white scarf. Her arms are clasped together, with gold picot ribbon, around a big crochet pumpkin, which is removable so you can swap out her bounty for every season! Weighted bottom allows her to sit independently. She’d make a lovely addition to a centerpiece or among your kitchen decor.
These characters are collabs created with my grandmother, Nanny, for FrogCon 2022. I sent her a collection of hand-painted polymer clay frog faces and she used her skills as a fiber artist to turn them into some friends.
*NOTE: THESE ARE DECORATIVE COLLECTIBLES, NOT TOYS.*
These characters are not meant to be handled excessively or played with. I am not responsible for care of the little angels once they leave my house. It’s your job to protect them after that!
- Seated — 9.00″ height x 5.00″ width x 10.00″ depth (5.00″ depth on body alone)
- Full Length — From hat to bottom of dress, character is 17.0″ long but there are no legs so the bottom 7.0″ is fabric, which can be folded easily for compact storage or she can be placed on a pedestal to stand up at full height
About Nanny’s Creations
Nanny’s Creations is a fiber arts and craft brand run for decades by my dear grandmother, Marion Soper, aka Nanny. She’s an expert knitter, coordinates social groups, and teaches pine needle basket weaving classes at community centers in The Villages, Florida. We began collaborating together when the pandemic put a halt on her regularly-booked craft shows, as a way to allow her to continue her craft without cluttering up her space with additional inventory. Then, we kept doing it, because it was fun. Labor note: Nanny is compensated for her work in a method she deems fit, either financially or through creation and supply of custom painted polymer clay faces, which she uses for her own products.
About the Materials
Character bodies are filled with small grain rice and polyfill fiber. Face is made from polymer clay and painted with FolkArt acrylics. Hair is treated and ethically-sourced lamb’s wool. Many fabrics used are upcycled materials or scrap fabrics Nanny gathered from her local craft community.
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