Our dear little friend Kai is turning seven, and we decided to make him a hobbit.
|I've been hoarding these gorgeous early 19th century buttons "Made in Czecho-Slovakia" for a special project. They would do any hobbit proud.|
|Meet Mr. Baggins. Opinion is divided: is he Bilbo or Frodo? I say Bilbo, but Hugh made him a little magic ring out of gold wire, hung around his neck on a string, and declares him to be Frodo.|
|Body is slightly lumpy and disproportionate (haste, my natural state) so I made him a suit of clothes, tiny and rustic like a hobbit.|
|French Knots for hair|
|Hugh made Sting, the hobbit sword, and the Ring of power.|
|The cloak is made from my grandpa's WWII military blankets. A GI-Joe messenger bag completes the outfit|
I stuffed the extra leather string into Bilbo's bag. When our sweet little friend Kai opened the bag, he said, "Oh look! Elven rope!"
Kai, you are precious. Bilbo is bound for wonderful adventures with you.