Made by Helen VanDeNadort
After nearly 4 months I have finally finished my giraffe for my mum in law for Christmas. When she is out on Christmas Eve night, my hubby and I are sneaking it over to her garden.
I used the pattern for Jonni’s Giraffe head, created a frame from wood, and cardboard, homemade clay, paper, plaster and paste. His neck was created by using pool noodles. He has been painted with a sealer binder, weather proof exterior paint, and a Pond Sealer to give it an extra coat of protection against the rain. It hasn’t been in the rain yet so hopefully it works ! His mane and tuffs are real Llama Fibre . This was challenging due to my back and health issues, I suffer with Fibromyalgia and during the process of making it, I got two slipped dics in my back, but he was worth it !