Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Sweet chestnut..

My other hedgehog (Mr Bramble) finally arrived today so I thought i'd add a few photos.

I definitely want them to be siblings rather than Mr & Mrs.  As planned I'm naming Mr Bramble Kuri Keikyoku (kuri means chestnut, keikyoku means bramble) & his sister is named Kiri (meaning fog or mist). 

♥ them.

Surprise gifts & disappearances..

Before the recent Solitaire family who visited, I briefly played host to another Solitaire family.  I mailed them off to their new home in December & was hoping that they would have arrived by now but the owner still hasn't received them & fears they've been lost in the mail.  I've been holding out, hoping they were just taking a long time to arrive.

I included some gifts in the package for the ladies of the family (2 of my crocheted dresses in pink) & took some photos of the lades in their dresses before mailing them off, but sadly only took quick photos of the whole family to show to their owner when they first arrived.

I don't know if having the photos will make their loss worse or at least give their owner something to remember them by, but here they are..

The other Solitaire family I played host to more recently also left with a couple of gifts (dresses I crocheted in white & light blue). Thankfully they made it safely to their new home.  I didn't post the photos before as I wanted the dresses to be a surprise, but now they've been received I can share them. 

Only looking back at these photos did I notice that both the Solitaire daughters had droopy whiskers.  

I'm still hoping that the first Solitaire family turns up.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Oy with the poodles already! (part 1)

It was a good mail yesterday.  Some of my poodle family arrived & they're incredibly sweet.

Papa & baby poodle are still on the way but they should be with me soon, so i'll take more photos of the whole family together when they're reunited.

I've been considering naming them after characters from Gilmore Girls because I love Gilmore Girls (so excited that the show is coming back for new 4 episodes!) & because of ''Oy with the poodles already!'' (from I Can't Get Started, season 2, episode 22).


I might name them;
Lorelai (after Lorelai Gilmore), Luke or Luc (after Luke Danes), Eustace (after Paris Gellar's middle name), Michel (after Michel Gerard, the Independance/Dragonfly Inn's concierge) & Babette (after Babette Dell, Lorelai & Rory's neighbour).  Also Babette had a garden gnome named Pierpont, which might make a good surname.

I'm not sure what I'm going to name them yet, I jotted some other ideas after I initially bought them, but seem to have misplaced it. I'm going to have to look for it before papa & baby poodle arrive, however the Gilmore Girls related names feel kind of perfect.

I think the poodle family are supposed to be apricot coloured, & Babette's cat in Gilmore Girls was named Apricot, so maybe the naming gods are conspiring & saying ''yes! go with those names!''.