Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vegan Ivory Hedgehog Sewing Needle Pin Cushion

QUIET PLEASE, “Little Tag” the hedgehog, is sleeping. Dave carved him out of a Tagua Nut (South American Palm) which is commonly called “vegetable ivory” or vegan ivory because it can be carved and scrimshawed like regular ivory. Dave has also inset small but powerful rare earth magnets inside him. "Little Tag" would just love to hold your pins and needles for you and be your favorite pet. He is about 1 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. "Little Tag" has been initialed and dated on the bottom by Dave, the artist.

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