It has been over 1-1/2 years since our precious Geoffrey crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I’m no longer a hedgie parent and hardly ever post here for that reason, but I still visit the forums regularly to admire other people’s adorable quilled babies. Hedgehogs always have a special spot in my heart.
Since I still think of Geoffrey quite often, I decided to commission my cousin by marriage, Lindsey, to create a papier-mâché (=paper mache) hedgehog to remember him by. Below are the photos of how it turned out.
This paper mache hedgehog is 12”L x 5”W x 7”H in size. It’s very light but sturdy. Its quills are made of toothpicks, all hand-painted. The photos simply don’t do justice how adorable and whimsical it actually looks in person!
Lindsey is a truly gifted artist. Her speciality is paper mache and she creates custom-made paper mache from photos, drawings, and/or verbal descriptions of her clients. She has created a wide range of paper mache but her whimsical cat portraits are particularly popular among her fans [click HERE
for her paper mache showcase]. She also makes beautiful one-of-a-kind jewellery from antique buttons, coins, beads and other small objects [click HERE
for her jewellery page] .
If you’re interested in having your hedgie or other critter friends immortalized in paper mache, why not contact Lindsey? She can create pretty much any animal in any pose, size, colour according to your specifications. Her paper mache makes perfect gifts on various occasions as well as great memorial tributes to your cherished pets. I highly recommend her work!