The Cattle Baron's Ball is an event held across the country to raise money for The American Cancer Society.
The Ball held in my county auctions off Piggy Banks to raise money. Local artists are asked to decorate the pigs and I have been fortunate enough participate over the last few years.
In the past, I have created a Santa Pig, a Princes Pig, plus some I can't even remember.
This year, I had a complete artistic block!
My pig changed 4 times before I came up with this...
I covered her, yes it's a girl, with a vintage Simplicity pattern. Hence the name, Simplicity Swine.
Even the dots for her eyes and nose are part of the pattern.
I made her a hat out of a vintage brooch, a button, a small spool of thread, and a rope rosette...
The spool is a tiny one I bought at the craft store and I wrapped it with a little thread.
I'll probably never know how much she sold for, but I'm happy to have conributed something to this important cause.
I'm sure Simplicity found a nice home!
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