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!