Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ostrich in Disguise


I made this ostrich for a scrapbook page - my youngest is terrified of ostriches due to a bad experience when she was four.  We lay all the blame on her "evil" uncle - my big brother.  It's a funny story and a REAL fear.  I was reminded of it when she refused to go anywhere near the ostrich in a petting zoo at our state fair a couple of weeks ago.

Alas, the scrapbook page would not cooperate and I can't make it come together so it has been temporarily laid aside and the ostrich donned these fake glasses and mustache for night of trick or treating. 

I think you can see the punches if you have been reading past posts - I tend to use the same "tricks" over and over again. 

But here are a couple of things you might not recognize:
The top of his legs is the the bottom half of the butterfly punch
The knobby knees come from leaving just a little in the middle of the snowflake punch as you cut most of the "arms" off.

Yell (by comment or email)  if you have a burning need for a punched ostrich and you can't figure it out.  

I have a sneaky suspicion most of you won't need an ostrich in disguise - hopefully he at least made you grin.

5 comments:

Carolyn Sharkas said...

You always make me laugh. He is too cute. But if he comes to my door, I'm not giving him candy. I know they can be mean, I have seen them peck and chase people, and they are huge! It's one thing if
a chicken comes after you, but an ostrich? I'd be
scared, too. And I love birds. If I can ever get caught up, I would like to make him, along with all the other unbelievable things you have made lately, but I think I can figure it out, now that you have lit the way for me.
Hugs,

Carey said...

OK, I know why dd is afraid of ostriches. They can be really mean. There used to be an ostrich farm not too far from a hospital where I worked. They were mean critters. Yours looks way too funny to be mean with the glasses and moustache. Maybe they are in disguise so you won't know they are a mean ostrich and give them Halloween candy? Who knows what an ostrich thinks.

Carey
Roscoe's mommy

jeannen2 said...

You're right -- I probably don't have any need for an ostrich, but it's definitely adorable!! I was chased by a goose, so I can sort of relate!! TFS!

Kelli B said...

so cute- especially his glasses, you are amazing. I look at punches and see the basic shapes. grr

Wanda said...

Ellen, this is precious too - boy, was I behind on your blog (hate I can't get updates). Keep up the good work of creating all these punched items.