Sunday, February 11, 2007

Snohomish Attacked by Giant Felt Fruit

I never thought I'd see the day when I would be making felt fruit. Yep. those hideous centerpieces from your childhood dreams have manifested in reality right here in Snohomish county. Regard how nonchalant Jinx is by this news. She's not happy but she's not particularly frightened. Perhaps a trifle annoyed at having to share space with neon-colored felt fruity things.

These 27 pieces of non-tasty fruit are props for a children's production of "The Jungle Book." Apparently they are lobbed by hoards of small child actors at an evil tiger as it leaves the stage. Hence they are soft sculptures filled with the loftiest polyester stuffing so no one gets seriously hurt. Except perhaps the audience which might suffer hysterical blindness after witnessing such an event. After all they are unnaturally neon-colored. The stuff of nightmares.

In case you want to create your own trauma inducing giant bananas, Linda has graciously allowed me to post the banana pattern she drew hastily in a moment of abandon.

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