Circle of Life Pincushion

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The moment I saw this zebra, I knew what it had to become. I knew there had to be a lion attacking it. But the inner debate began - do I go the gory route and promote Survival of the Fittest, or do I take a lighter tone and maybe create a modern idiom, like "bit the ceramic zebra" or 'broke a tooth on a false stripe." Hmmm? The lighter tone won out, as the lion's eyes show complete surprise and confusion over what he's just gotten himself (teeth and claws, anyway) into.

The pincushion is about 4 inches tall and 5 inches wide (sans tail). The vintage ceramic zebra is in excellent shape, with only light crackling in the glaze surface. The handknit lion is a complex feat of shaping and detail. He is anchored into the opening on the zebra, glued in well, and each of his paws are glued to the surface of the zebra. Because of the nature of hot-glue and ceramic glazed surfaces, I want to note that very much handling of the lion could pull the paws away from the zebra, so I would only handle it from the zebra part. And if the paw ever did pull away, double-stick tape would reattach it well. I just want to get that caveat out there, so you all understand the nature of glue and non-porous surfaces. The pincushion comes with the 4 pins shown.

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