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Sunday, 11 April 2010
At the first of the year, I was contacted by the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia about providing some hedgehogs for their Alice in Wonderland hands on exhibit... to be the balls for Alice's game with the Queen.

How cool!  The museum looks incredible (and it is from all reports!) and I was over the moon with the idea of putting natural toys into the hands of so many children.  Not to mention for an Alice display!

Now, my usual hedgehog balls (no matter how I say it it sounds dirty, so just giggle and get it over with LOL) are about the size of a tennis ball, but the museum was looking for something significantly larger.  A number of experiments in regards to weight and durability while maintaining the natural appeal of these balls finally yielded results...
 And 18 of these big hedgies (approx. 6" high) made their way south to Philly in March.
I received a photo of one of them in situ recently (he does look well loved):
So if you are ever in the area, please stop and give my hedgehogs a little love. And like the old joke says, do it very carefully!


The Magic Onions said...

They are wonderful!!! Love the photo of her holding them all - gorgeous balls!!!! Congrats!
Blessing and magic,

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

How darling! Well done!

Anonymous said...

that is so great!

Counting Coconuts said...

Oh wow - what a amazing request! I can't even imagine how much wool you must've used for these cuties.

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