Sunday, July 24, 2016

Meet The Little Piggies

Since my kids were very young (and my nieces and nephews), I have been putting my own spin on classic fairy tales for them. I wanted them to understand that those who are pure of heart and intention do win! The bullies always lose in the end, and when they fall, they fall HARD!

No project like The Three Little Pigs - Revenge could be complete without the most important element - it's characters! From the time I dreamt of this build I knew I had to find the perfect piggies. I searched and searched and then one day found these little guys on eBay. They were just the right height at 5" (without the bases), had bobbling heads and totally captured the look I wanted - fairy tale fun!


Each one would need to have a very unique personality. I began searching for costuming that would fit their skills and interests. Each one needed to stand out on his own, but look similar enough that you knew they were very closely bonded brothers. Without any further adoo, I present to you our three little heros:

Bob

Bob is a logical, level headed and handy young pig. He's gifted in brick laying, and enjoys a good round of chess. He's a methodical thinker, and often succeeds by applying common sense to a problem. He thinks of problems as opportunities. Safety and security are a priority for Bob. He's the oldest of the three, and feels a strong sense of protection for his brothers. He also just really enjoys their company!



Joe

Joe is the jokester of the family. He's always coming up with the funniest quips and often ribs his brothers in good fun! When it comes to the culinary arts, he could not be more serious or talented. Joe's specialty is combining the most seemingly odd combinations of ingredients to make a 5 star meal. He is also an expert at tenderizing even the most unforgiving cuts of meat. Joe loves to share meals and laughs with his brothers, for never a merrier bunch you shall find.


Sam
Last but certainly not least is sam. Sam is a caring and nurturing soul. His love and care for his brothers is evident in the way he takes care of them all. Keeping the house in tip top shape is a point of pride for Sam. He's an avid gardener growing not only the best produce for miles around, passers by are often seen admiring his flowers in abundant bloom.  Sam's gentle way and happy go lucky presence make him a friend to all.




I hope you've enjoyed meeting our little heros and will continue to check in on the progress for the HBS Creatin' Contest build. Coming soon... That dastardly villain; The Big Bad Wolf!


10 comments:

  1. HOW clever and oh so cute ! This little guys are my kind of minis, I play with Calico Critters/Sylvanian Family creatures Look foward to seeing your design for the contest E

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    1. Thanks so much, E! I have done projects in so many styles from tongue in cheek to modern, but the child-like ones really hold a special place for me. To be able to be whimsical and not so true to scale is a lot of fun. I've seen those Calico Critters and can't wait to one day have the perfect project for them. So cute! Thanks for coming by to read and leave a nice comment!

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  2. I like their mini biographies, no ordinary Tom, Dick, or Harry for you! You have found stalwart, heroic, talented piggies. I like all the little differences in their faces and the apron idea to show their skills and interests is brilliant. This is shaping up to be an excellent building with a wonderful back story and engaging characters,

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    1. Thank you, Shelley! I'm thinking about a way to update the original story, then take the project to libraries to read the story and let the kids interact with the house a bit. I also hope to find it a permanent home where kids can enjoy it. It's just too fun not to share!

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  3. Aww...happy little piggies. So nice to see them off their bases and fully clothed!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! It was a lot of fun making them up!

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  4. Hello Jody,
    That's awesome! You really managed to give each pig a personality and character of his own.
    This project is going to be super!...it already is, actually!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac! You can't help but love them! They are just so joyful! I hope I can find a place that would enjoy displaying it for kids. I'm working on that one!

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  5. "This little piggy went to market and this little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef and this little piggy had none," etc. etc......
    I love your porkine family trio, Jodie- Great Fun! :D

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! It has been really nice to work on a project that's not so serious! Rather than worrying about getting everything perfect, I can focus on letting my inner child create with wild abandon! Every miniaturist, no matter what skill level should do a dilly project now and then. It's so good for the soul!

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