Due to unforeseen circumstances friends of  ours will be unable to join us in Mijas this year we will miss them dearly however we have created a little friend to cheer them up.

Mijas is a lovely village in the mountains off the coast on the Costa del Sol famous for its donkeys. The local Rotary club have commissioned and had built a life-size bronze donkey that is on proud display in the centre of the village. He is a particular favorite of ours, our friends Christened him Bert.

The following pictures are our attempt at recreating Bert.

bert 1a  bert 2a

This is how we found the little chap abandoned in a box at a car boot sale he was masked up rubbed down and re sprayed then a hunt through my haberdashery stash to find suitable braid to make him some panniers

bert 3a

bert 4a

Here he is finished complete with new donkey sized ears panniers and bright sparkly eyes what do you think?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margaretmicklewright
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 16:07:25

    He is a lovely donkey, made better by your adornments. Have a lovely time and no doubt you will be toasting your friends several times. Hasta la Vista!


  2. Chic Hardie
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 17:13:13

    We think Bert is great and we love him, he has taken pride of place on our mantlepeace, we will miss you both at Mijas big kisses to Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus also Mata Hari xx


  3. Julia
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 18:08:22

    So cute!


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