The customs declaration said it contained two wool sculptures, dog treats, biscuits and tea.
Sure enough, that's exactly what I found inside!
I have wanted a needle felted horse by Tomás Varela ever since his work was featured on this blog earlier this year. Now - for a little while at least - I have two.
The red mare, Ginger, doesn't get to stay. Tomás generously donated her to the Pandemic Performance Panorama online photo show so she'll be heading to a new home sometime next month.
I hope her new owner is prepared. This girl has a lot of attitude.See?
The pinto pony is named Poppy.
Tomás usually works in classic (1:12) scale, but I persuaded him to make a traditional scale Shetland.
She is so cute.I love her soft two tone mane...
and I can not overstate how fun it is to coax her into different poses.
Of course, I also had to play dress up. This halter was made for Rhian, but it fits Poppy just fine.
Ginger is a short timer, but this girl has a forever home.
Thank you so much, Tomás. I absolutely love everything!