Monday, August 3, 2009

Introducing .... Slow Moe

Hello. I am the Stegasaurus Ribbonus, from the Cretaceous Creatures age.

But you can call me Slow Moe.

I existed in ancient times, when I would mosey along the ribbon riverbank and pull up ribbony weeds to chew eeeeeeever soooo sloooooowly. They're what gives me my wonderful ribbon colours.

At night I would sleep in a nest made out of lace and braid, snuggled in next to the French knots with my snores gently punctuating the night air. Fern fronds would curl around me.

But I'm not just a pretty face, you know. These ribbons aren't just decoration, they're my defence as well. I'm slow-moving freight, so I need something to protect myself with, and these dandies do the job just fine. What pterodactyl would swoop down on me and try to get through these babies?

And I'm pretty thick-skinned too - everybody says so. Sticks and stones, insults, criticism, you name it - they just roll right off me, thanks to this textured hide. It's made from teal upholstery fabric by Warwick Fabrics. Isn't it the perfect colour?

I've moved to Sydney already to live with the Sober Judge and the Sister Of My Heart, but you'll be able to see one of my long-lost cousins in person at the Skirt and Shirt market down at Abbotsford Convent on Sunday 16 August. Come by and say hi .... I've had no one to talk to for thousands of years, ever since I've been extinct, and I'm looking forward to a bit of conversation.

But now it's time to go. I've got an appointment to get to, and if I don't shift my butt I'll be late.

They don't call me Slow Moe for nothing, you know.

(Plus, I only have two legs. Seeya.)

12 comments:

Tam said...

He is SUPER cool!

polly pratt said...

He is stunning :)

Tania said...

Go Slow Moe! He's fab - and those ribbony bits are right up a small slobbery person's alley (or was it just mine who always loved the labels best?).

Gina said...

Beautiful work! Taggy toys, they are the way to go for kidlets.

And would you believe it... my word verification is 'predait' - predate, get it? Err, sorry, that's pretty ordinary actually.

Cathy said...

Hey Slow Moe you're so cool, you can amble yourself and your ninja ribbons over to my place anytime!! xo

Cravings Frocks said...

I love the use of colour - this is one if the prettiest 'taggies' I've seen! Thanks for saying what the body fabric is, I sure was wondering.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

very cool. love the creativity gone into making him

Cat J B said...

That is very very clever, Slow Moe is gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

I love him!! I want one!! WOW!!

Helen said...

love him!!!!

mysterycreature said...

I love your little stories! They make the creatures come to life!

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Squeal!!!! Slow Moe is so, so very cute. I heart him, hard!! I kind of want to pinch his little cheeks and then squeeze his gorgeous belly. Is that wrong?