Hubert's name is Old German for “bright intellect.” Tied around his neck is a vintage scientific toy gyroscope. His coat and cap are made from a vintage tea-dyed chenille bedspread given to me by my dear friend and neighbor, jewelry designer Linda Bertino of Charming Trinkets. The vintage trim on his cap was also a gift from Linda. His trousers were sewn from a lightly tea-dyed vintage fringed tablecloth (an EBAY find). His coat is trimmed with two very old China ringer buttons from my button collection.