Well, what a week it’s been, there’s been a terrible disturbance in the Littleton house and it’s been confirmed that they have been burgled…
This all came about after a few friends gently hinted that my story line is a bit tame and that a little excitement was needed.
So yesterday the family arrived home to find their much loved home in complete disarray… time to call the police!
Well, that’s all very well but, I have to make or buy the things required for these stories. Luckily I’ve joined lots of Facebook dedicated groups and have found a good source of buying new items. Plus I love it!
A new ‘man’ was ordered, and then on Wednesday I came home from work nice and early and found him on the doormat, so this is what I did on that afternoon… I was looking up the origins of saying ‘ello three times which, lead me to Punch & Judy – I decided to name my new Constable Powell after Martin Powell, the puppeteer is born “ello…ello…ello”
Here’s the new chap – dressed in civvies… He looks so smart, I almost feel bad that I have to change him…
But change him I did, so, first of all his glued on hat and fancy coat were removed. I cut the glue off his head and his hair seems to have survived.
Then I found a little coat I already had and trimmed it to make a jacket length, stitched it snuggly around him and sewed on the brass coloured bead buttons. Which I took off his original coat.
I tried to copy the Met Police uniform of around the 1900’s, the belt was next with the fancy buckle…
So that’s him dressed….but wait he needs his truncheon it’s a plastic needle wrapped in felt with cotton thread wrapped around the top for the ‘grip’ area.
He needs a helmet!
I’ve used a lid from Olbas Oil and followed a YouTube clip on how the actual helmets are made! (it’s less than 5 mins long and absolutely fascinating!)
Olbas Oil lid with card around the rim
two pieces of felt stitched together
a plastic filigree cut up
the motif on top
another filigree to make the Met badge
A fair amount of artistic licence has been taken, but he is quite small and will only be seen in black and white by my Instagram followers.
So here he is, PC Powell, pretty handsome guy, lets hope he’s good at his job and will be able to help the poor distraught Littleton Family, and their pretty maid!
If you want to follow the Littleton’s story please do! You don’t need to have an account with Instagram to look (although you do if you wish to comment on it)
Thanks for reading, I’ll be back next week