Monday, August 22, 2011

Mrs. Thomasina Tittlemouse & Babbitty Bumble

I just finished these two yesterday and have them listed on eBay.  Mrs. Tittlemouse's little dress was kind of interesting to recreate.  I had to paint white stripes on pink and blue fabric. At first, I thought I wouldn't like it. But I like the way it looks painted just like in Beatrix Potter's illustrations. I t hink next I'm going to make Mr. Jackson, the toad.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Little Red Riding Mouse, Bullet & Wooly Thoughts

I just finished this little mousie this morning. I revisited an idea that I had done about a year or so ago. I was inspired by a recent blog post from 1 Inch Minis by Kris. This blog has some very wonderful tutorials on miniature crafting.  I wasn't too thrilled with the pine needle basket with my previous little red riding hood.  And these little baskets were fun and fairly easy to construct and a whole lot better looking.  Also my old red riding hood had apoxie sculpt feet. I really like the polymer clay ones better.

Finally here are some recent pics of Bullet in his favorite pass time, napping.  He really has improved a lot. But his poor little feet are still very tender and recently had to go to the vet for an ear infection. He really hates the goop we have to put in his ear. He sees me coming with that stuff and he runs.

Thirdly, I recently found out about a practice used on Merino Sheep in Australia.  It seems some Australian Sheep ranchers  remove whole portions of skin on their Merino sheep without using any ansesthetic.   The process is called Mulesing. The reason given for this horrendous practice is to prevent flies from laying their eggs in the folds of skin near the tail.  But there are other solutions to this practice, such as breeding only smooth skin merinos,  shearing twice a year and so on.   So from now on I will only buy Merino wool where mulesing isn't used.