So, your kid says he wants to be a knight. So you employ your mom to hand make a rather elaborate knight costume, and he gets it and says he needs a shield. And you think about halloween, and you think about the costume and the sword, and now a shield, and how he's going to carry it all...and you know he's not. He's going to make you carry it because he's going to be too busy keeping his eye on the prize. the prize being...the candy. So, in order to resolve this, I decided I would make the shield a multipurpose tool....half shield/half trick or treat bag, and i'm over the moon with how it turned out.
It has the Forsyth Coat of arms on it...because we're Forsyths...it also has a handle on the back so he can hold it like a shield (it's fortified with cardboard so it's actually firm like a shield.....as well as handles on the top so he can do his trick or treating with ease. It's not a big bag, but he's only 3 and realistically one loop around the block is all we're really going to do.
So here it is. For the record handcutting out felt griffons is a total pain.
Also, the musical journey project is still going, but we've been busy traveling....I have 2 more albums done, and 1 to go. Will post when all the albums are complete.