This poor maimed creature was brought to me by the short one for extensive repairs. He looked familiar and upon further enquiry she revealed that he had been
offloaded bequeathed upon her by her granny.
In fact this jollywog originally belonged to my sister who is now in her thirties and was made for her by my own lovely Grandma, the one who introduced me to crochet.
So we're looking at a jollywog, c. 1979 here. Can we rebuild him? We have the technology.
Fortunately, the same granny taught me to darn. This not a skill I have used often but it is fittingly the one we have used here for Jolly.
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Grandma's darning skills were far superior to mine. There may well be scarring due to the indelicate nature of my dog stitching do- goodedness.
There was also the matter of the c. 1979 stuffing which seemed to be decomposing inside him so we had to remove his innards and replace it with state of the art 2012 cushion filler.
His facial bits could still do with a little reconstruction as he has deterioration of the felt particularly in his saucer like eyes. All the better to see you with, Mr J.
After a good wash in Wool Mix he is drip drying in the morning sun outside.
Reconstruction is a big decision Jolly W. and prohibitively expensive.
You will, however, get a 10% rebate from your private health fund who is putting up their premiums and happy to pay for your gym membership if you buy it on a Tuesday in a leap year on Mars.