Flea Market Rat

beads, brooch, candle vase, decorations, fake fur, garnet, lace, microfiber, raw wool, synthetic filling, textile colours and markers, thread, watersoluble pencils, wire
25 cm

Once I decided to make a long-eared hedgehog for a woman of my acquaintance (who wanted exactly the hedgehog), but in the process of creation I suddenly understood that this creature doesn't have the “soul” of a hedgehog, it is rather a rat, than a hedgehog.

So, I had a choice: to “struggle” against this new personality and to make it become the Hedgehog anyhow, or to let it be as she wants to. This way I was surprised to get an old Rat, who is a bit crazy collecting different kinds of things that seems beautiful and precious to her (just like I do))), who tries her best not to miss fairs and flea markets (and other places that are known only to her) in search of treasures. She carefully packs what she finds (just like Jonathan, the hero of the movie “Everything is Illuminated”) and sometimes even forgets about her possessions. She is also a bit greedy and crazy keeping all she has by her side and trying to hold all the most beloved things in her hands at once. Just now she embraces her favorite vase (probably made of copper) with a yellow paper rose inside. Among other decorations she has got an enamel brooch and a garnet pendant.
Just now she embraces her favorite vase (probably made of copper) with a yellow paper rose inside.

She also loves her asymmetric needle felted white hat with a bright blue feather with a silver clip on it (which goes well with her light blue faded eyes). She puts this hat on even if the weather is hot. From underneath this hat her eyesight becomes very specific rat-like (she keeps herself in the shelter and at the same time looks around very attentively).

Höör, Sweden
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