Meet Edna Wintergarden: bookworm, environmentalist, superhero. Edna's cocked eyebrow is a signal that she's observing you closely. Her deep curiosity about life is tempered by a wait-and-see attitude. With her bug eyes, silver wings and bendable legs she's well equipped to observe and report on nature's mysteries.
Edna's super power is her ability to recognize and protect the tender beauty that lies within all life forms. A devoted lepidopterist, she loves watching caterpillars transform into moths and butterflies. She and her insect pet Fred (species unknown) spend hours in the field recording butterfly habits. Edna believes all of us are capable of metamorphosis to a higher being, given the right circumstances.
Who needs a cape when you've got a set of helium wings to zoom around with? Edna's handmade wings allow both flower level fluttering and soaring upward for a treetop view. Her dotted gown makes a fine camouflage for observing while Fred's pompoms attract the nectar seekers.
Edna is 17" tall. She is made of muslin, cotton, felt, yarn, lurex, grosgrain ribbon and polyfil. Vintage black buttons secure her arms to her body. A red button skewers her silver wings to her back. Fred is 5" long and made of black felt and colorful pom poms.
Edna was fun to make and would not have been as cute without her long arms and legs. They are the happy result of my favorite new tool: Quick Turn fabric tube turners by Dritz. The package contains 1/2", 3/8" and 3/16" tubes. They work like a charm turning cotton or felt tubes right side out. To prevent tearing I recommend sewing a double seam at your tube's end before turning it right side out.