06 June 2010

of fish & chicks


thehobbit's beloved fish, mortimer silvertongue (aka mo) passed on last week. he was 2 & a half years old. we buried him beneath a pomegranate shrub, purchased for the purpose. it has been a painful week for my sweet boy. losing a pet is heart-breaking, but a first pet? sigh. sadness beyond reckoning.

now has begun the discussions (shall we say?) about what creature to be the newest family member at thebelfry. manlyman wants a parakeet, thehobbit & i want chickens. thus far our discussions are getting us nowhere. we say chickens, he says no. he says parakeet, we pretend he asked us what we're planning on naming our chickens. i'll keep you posted.

in the meantime, i'm making chickens! here is the first of what i hope will be many:

she has a jingle bell deep within her stuffing, a crocheted crown, & a twill beak. the beak has been double stitched so tag-obsessed teenies cannot pull it off. each chicken is 8 inches (20.32 cm) from tip to tail. perfect for little ones, as well as teenies. elfling has tried to steal the four i've made, so i'm thinking i have a winner here.
as soon as i can discover why etsy is saying my photos are too large, i'll have them for sale in theshop. i'd love to hear what you think about them. good thoughts only please - all negative commenters shall be ignored. probably deleted. perhaps banned. you know, as usual :)
on that note of love & joy, i am off to catch up on the goings-on of my blog friends, have a lovely one!


Saints and Spinners said...

I really like the "gesture" of these chickens. I wonder why Etsy is saying your photos are too large, if you're keeping within the size specs. I've not uploaded in awhile, but I'll do a test upload to see if I get the glitch too.

woolies said...

your chicks are awesome.
You have to resize your ads. But I may have read somewhere in the forums about a possible bug in the system. I always resize, and nary a problem. Email me your pics as a jpeg, I'll resize em for you!

belleandboo said...

lovely to hear from you today, and loving the chicken, i can't say i would like real chickens though, I don't like their feet!

SewnNatural said...

your chicken is very very sweet. i love the crocheted detail and the beak, of course.

i too want chickens. but sadly no place for them (or legal allowance) in downtown Ottawa.

Emily said...

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your fish.

But the chickens are terrific! Simply shapes that are instantly recognizable. PS I hope you get the real ones - I want some too!

Asti said...

Love the chicky ! I can just imagine a little one clasping on to it and jingling the bell. Great shape !

Sorry about the fish.....:(

kat said...

thank you all for the fish-sympathy, & the chicken-love!

i'm going to have to contact etsy, because i still cannot upload. bah.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mo. Hugs to thehobbit

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