Pumpkin Patch Ty is ready for some fall fun with you! Won’t you adopt him?
His hand-painted face is modeled after a spring peeper with super gloss glaze on the eyes and mouth. He’s wearing reclaimed blue jeans and a navy blue shirt with red and white hearts, complete with black hand-knit scarf and matching red and white knitted cap and vest. His arms are clasped together with jute around a big sack of pumpkins and golden grapes! He has two soft, posable legs with clay boots, adorned with a citrine-colored gem. He’d make a lovely addition to your fall and winter decor and looks so cute with his legs dangling off the side of a shelf or counter.
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!
- Sitting — 9.50″ height x 6.00″ width x 11.50″ depth (5.50″ depth on body alone)
- Full Length — From hat to boots, character is 18.0″ long and can be folded easily for compact storage
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.