Do you like the book, Peter Pan? I love the many quotable quotes and enchanting conversations such as:
“…A moment after the fairy’s entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in. He had carried Tinker Bell part of the way, and his hand was still messy with the fairy dust.
“Tinker Bell,” he called softly, after making sure that the children were asleep, “Tink, where are you?” She was in a jug for the moment, and liking it extremely; she had never been in a jug before.
“Oh, do come out of that jug, and tell me, do you know where they put my shadow?”
The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells answered him. It is the fairy language. You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it once before…”
“…To induce her to look up he pretended to be going away, and when this failed he sat on the end of the bed and tapped her gently with his foot. “Wendy,” he said, “don’t withdraw. I can’t help crowing, Wendy, when I’m pleased with myself.” Still she would not look up, though she was listening eagerly. “Wendy,” he continued, in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”
Now Wendy was every inch a woman, though there were not very many inches, and she peeped out of the bed-clothes.
“Do you really think so, Peter?”
“Yes, I do.”
“I think it’s perfectly sweet of you,” she declared, “and I’ll get up again,” and she sat with him on the side of the bed. She also said she would give him a kiss if he liked, but Peter did not know what she meant, and he held out his hand expectantly.
“Surely you know what a kiss is?” she asked, aghast.
“I shall know when you give it to me,” he replied stiffly, and not to hurt his feeling she gave him a thimble…”
So, I recently finished up my interpretation of Peter Pan & his gal, Tinker Bell. It was a true labor of love…so many details that took a lot of time & love. 🙂
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Peter measures 16in/40cm & Tink is 4in/10cm. Peter’s hair is naturally curly Wensleydale wool , that I dyed blonde. Tink has brushed mohair. She would like me to tell you she especially likes the leaves with a berry in her hair. She goes on & on about those leaves & berry on a regular basis.
Both of their clothes are made from wool felt. The Pan’s is hand sewn & sculpted, leaf by leaf. I stopped counting the leaves at a bazillion.
Tink’s bodice is made the same way, only with much smaller leaves. Her skirt is also wool felt. Her wings are very special…as I crafted them from a cobweb wool felt I made by hand. The wings are fine & translucent & permanently sewn onto her back. Tink also has undies made of “moss” – a.k.a. mohair dyed moss green. It’s important that fairies cover their bottoms, don’t ya think? Her little body is fully sculpted with a belly button & bottom. Peter on the other hand does not wear underwear. He doesn’t see the need. So, there you have it.
Peter’s has 2 very important things he never leaves Neverland without: His kiss & his Jolly Roger belt.
His kiss is from his beloved friend, Wendy. He keeps it close& safe around his neck. He likes it to be close to his heart and so he can never forget. It’s a sterling silver thimble, so Peter polishes it with moss from time to time, to keep it from getting too tarnished.
The second thing is something he’s never told anyone about until now. See his belt? It makes him laugh, so he must wear it every day. Curious, I asked about it and this is what I learned. Apparently, on one of his fun adventures taunting Hook, he saw a nice rope on the deck of the Jolly Roger. He thought what tricks he could do with it, like tripping Mr. Smee, tying up Hook & other things like that & it made him laugh. So, he took a bit of it. (I reminded him that is stealing, even if it’s from a thief – he already knows that, he told me) Right then & there, Peter decided it would make a fine belt & tied it around his waist. So, that’s where his Jolly Roger belt came from…