Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Estella's Wall

Today I made a star for Estella's Wall, a project to help raise awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) You can read more about the project by ceramic artist Lisa Stevens on the blog here.

The brief specified that 'Stars should be between 5cm and 15cm across and suitable to be displayed on a wall. Obviously stars will need to be child friendly, both visually and as I am hoping to create a piece than can act as sensory stimulation for the children at the hospice, the pieces will also need to be safe for small fingers...non toxic, no sharp edges, beads and buttons securely sewn or glued.'

I decided to make a fabric star in pale blue polka dot fabric, very child friendly and similar to the hearts (and stars at Christmas time) sold in my Etsy shop.

The simple string means it can easily be hung on a wall, however if they decide they want to attach it by other means it can be removed easily without damaging the star. 

I can't wait to see all the other stars as they are made and the wall when it comes together!