By popular request, I present to you, Grandma Lucile’s beer can alligator with genuine pearl teeth! Ta Da!
I told you it was amazing.
The whole body is made from a 20 old fashioned beer can tab tops laced together with green felt. Simple, yet genius. Suppose you could make it with the regular can tops you see today, but I don’t think it would come out as well. The feet and head are snipped directly from aluminum beer cans.
And THE TEETH! I wish I had a macro lens on my camera so you could see the teensy weensy stitches she used to sew in these tiny pearls. For someone like me who is hard to impress on the craft front, this little gator blew my mind.
Wait ‘til Christmas and maybe Bird will let me take some photos of Grandma Lucile’s holiday village. There are a dozen different yarn’tastic structures, each more intricate than the next! A courthouse. And ice cream shop. The general store. The windmill. Every house has a music box. One of them plays Edelweiss. I think it’s the post office. Who knew postal workers loved Julie Andrews?
Hip-Hip-Hooray for Grannies!
PS: Did y’all see Michele’s latest Make it Good Challenge? Check it out!