Hello and welcome, anybody who may come across this little blog of mine! I've just started this blog, and plan on focusing on miniatures, animals, and miniature animals. However, I'm also hoping it can be a fun place to talk about just about anything. We'll see.........
Another walnut shell and mouse - didn't I tell you there were endless possibilities for a walnut shell, LOL. Well, it's not a real walnut of course, but they're pretty simple to make in clay. I decided to make a little mushroom stand for this one since I know that the owner won't be displaying it inside a dollhouse. :-)
It's late, I'm tired, and I think I'm PMSing, LOL. I'm no poet, but when I saw a kid kick a little dog in the parking lot of a department store while at the same time hearing the song "Silent Night" coming from the store inside, ah well....
Silent Night, Holy Night
All is Wrong, Nothing's Right
Shivering Alone in the Cold Winter Snow
Left at a Shelter Awaiting Death Row
Beaten, Neglected, Abused
Lonely and Sad and Confused
Silent Night, Holy Night Why the Cage? I Don't Bite
The People Walk Past Me, My Heart Fills With Pain Nobody Wants Me, I'm Old and I'm Plain
Please, I am so Terrified Come Dawn I'll be Euthanized
Silent Night, Holy Night Little Beast, in Gun's Sight
Food on Their Table, Though Room They Have None
That Doesn't Matter 'cause Shooting is Fun
God's Little Creature so Free But Man Controls Your Destiny
Silent Night, Holy Night When will Man Make Things Right? They Think They are Special, They Think They are Blessed They Think They're the Masters and They are the Best When will They See These are Lies? When will They Hear all Our Cries?
It pretty much takes me a full day to fur, and that's for the tiny ones. Now I remember why I really like doing one animal at a time - it's not as tedious. Tomorrow is the little mouse's turn. You thought he looked skinny before? Check out how skinny he looks next to his two furred pals. And his eyes look huge too, LOL.
One down, two to go! I think this guy is the smallest of the three (3/4 inch to the tip of his ears). For the photos, I included my ugly reading glasses I bought at the drugstore recently. I could tell my eyes seemed to be getting worse since I've been making these little guys, and I finally broke down and bought a pair of cheapo glasses. WOW though! What a difference! Crap, I'm getting old! LOL
I normally make just one at a time because I'm impatient to see the final outcome. But I've got three in the works to try to save a little time so I can get some Christmas shopping done (and gifts made). The raccoon and mouse are 3/4 inch tall and the bunny is about 3/16 inch tall. This will be the smallest raccoon I've tried to fur, so he might end up in the trash, lol. By the way, is anybody else starting to feel the stress of Christmas? :-(
And yes again, I had to resort to making her dress from clay! :( I TRIED to use real fabrics, and despite my frustration and rising blood pressure, I thought it was going to look okay until after a while the ends that I had treated with "Fray Check" began to fray (Arrrrrgh!!!). That's when I gave up, LOL!
Wow, it feels like forever since I visited blogland but it hasn't even been two weeks (eeek, I think I may be a blog addict). Well one big Holiday down and one to go, and I don't know about you guys but I am sooooo not ready for Christmas this year! I can't believe another year has already passed. I just finished this little squeaker. I made several walnut shells in different sizes because there really is an unlimited use for them when it comes to mice. They can be used for a bed, a sled, a boat, a motorcycle side car, lol...to name just a few.
This is Pip. Her mommy was trapped and killed when she was less than 3 weeks old and was left helpless and starving. She is just one of the many animals that have been given a second chance at life thanks to Rascal Rescue. You can check out "The Laughing Raccoon" Blog by clicking on the image. Read about the raccoon families and other critters and enjoy looking at photos of some of the cutest little animals, like Pip here. And if you'd like to help, you can make a donation by clicking on the donate button. Thank you everyone, and a big thanks to Deanna of Rascal Rescue for taking such good care of our furry friends.