Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Rare moment: you can have a glimpse of the very beginning of a career! Anna is learning children's book illustration, and this is a drawing she did when she was a little girl. Now she's a bit bigger girl, she even has a boyfriend, and her boyfriend has a big heart - and this is the result of a big heart and love: a soft birthday crocodile.

Anna's boyfriend was very helpful and shared his ideas with me about how to change the black and white drawing into a colourful 3D creature. And he said there was an enormous smile on his face when he saw the final photos...:-) Let me tell you about my favourite detail, the teeth. It would have been easier to use felt for them, but I had a feeling felt wouldn't suit this crocodile. So I invented silk croc teeth! I made little triangles from white silky ribbon, I sewed them in a row, and that was the kind of denture I was satisfied with.

And finally I decided to make an extra softie from the drawing for the croc not to be alone - a brave little fish.

Újabb szerelmes fiú ajándéka a kedvesének. Igen, csak három lábat varrtam neki, mert tetszett, hogy három különböző díszítésű lábon imbolyog - és ilyenkor lehet szolgaian másolni a rajzot :-)


  1. Hi Emese,

    Just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my crocodile. It is the best present I have ever received and brought tears to my eyes!


    1. Thank you Anna, your nice words mean a lot to me :-)

  2. Beautiful softie, great drawing and beautiful idea!!!