Now I don't know much about czech childrens stories, myths and legends, as I didn't grow up here. So for inspiration, I went to my friend/teacher/adviser of all thing Czech, Lenka, and she suggested a little character that all czech kids have grown up with for years - Krteček - or little mole in English
He was created in the 1950'2 by Zdeněk Miler, at a time when the animation industry here was at in full flight. In 2011, Krteček even went into space on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
So here's my take on KrtečekAs Lenka pointed out, he was never purple, but who wants a black mole on brown soil on their quilt?
And here's the spine
I also came across a little mole in the supermarket, clearly looking for a new home
Little mole came on my trip to London to meet his new friend Nicky, and is now living with her in England!
And in exchange? Well I asked for a block that I could make into a cushion for the kitchen (because Gordon likes them so much, and he doesn't have nearly enough!)
Such fun!! It'll just fit perfectly into my yellow kitchen, when I get around to making it up into a cushion. These things don't take long, but I have so many other things on the go! But I will Nicky, it's lovely.
So come on Nicky, how do you pronounce it? Kr-te-chek!