K. is celebrating her 16th birthday today.
And we are all celebrating the beautiful wonderful girl that she is! K. is not an extrovert and is not particularly fond of being in the lime light so I will leave it at this:
She is one of the nicest people I know. Discerning but fiercely devoted to fairness.
Happy Birthday my darling.
Champagne (our biggest New Zealand doe) is going to kit this week.
A few facts:
30 days = a rabbit’s gestation
once in 24 hours= the frequency of the doe feeding her kits
3 to 5 days= about how long before the babies get fur
10 days= the time the bunnies will open their eyes
2 weeks= about the time before the babies are ready to leave the nest and begin hopping about the cage
Champagne is a lovely doe, and currently very docile. She is happy to be stroked and likes her nose scratched but this is our first litter from her so until we see her caring for them appropriately we don’t know what sort of breeder she will make.
I promise pictures of tiny baby bunnies when we start to see them! Welcome to bunny watch 2015! 🙂
I have three local (ish) cousins. The three daughters of my mother’s sister. The youngest of these three remarkable women was my very best friend growing up. She and her partner developed a wonderful line of jewelry which they sell… A LOT. Over time both her sister’s have also gotten into the jewelry business. So here in rural Northern California in little homes and big homes and art studios scattered around these talented wonderful sweeties are hand making wearable art and shipping it to sell in shops and boutiques all over the country.
Now its our turn.
My three talented and wonderful daughters are being helped by my cousin and dear friend to create their own line of jewelry…
Les Trois Soeurs
The Three Sisters.
I’m focusing on getting the business off the ground and we are only selling wholesale at the moment but out of the next run of earrings I intend to set aside a batch for sale in my Etsy shop. Our hope is that by M. and I putting in the effort now we will be able to eventually hand the business over to the girls to grow, fund their college years and set up a nice nest egg for the future. Currently we sell in Williams, Arizona off Route 66 in a fantastic little western wear store called “Western Outfitters”. Soon we will be in Santa Barbara and Bodega Bay in Northern California.
I wanted to offer you my lovely readers a pair of earrings. Comment below with your choice of color. (There are about 50 color, pattern and shape variations… so don’t be shy!)
Next Friday I will draw a name out of a hat and contact the lovely lucky reader for an address.
Hello my dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots. It’s the beginning of allergy season in Bag End and quite frankly no self respecting Hobbit should be without some sort of nose blowing material! To battle this sneezey time of the year I offer you a limited time SVG free-bee!
Its fun and easy to make and the pieces are mostly self explanatory. All the pieces can be cut from 12 x 12 card and you will need 2 sheets for the Hobbit Hole walls, 1 sheet for the roofing and several colors of scrap card for all the embellishments. As usual please do not distribute or sell my files or sell products made from my files. The file will remain free on this site (at the bottom) for about a month, after which time I will be offering it for sale in my shop at SnapDragon Snipits and Etsy.
1: Once your pieces are cut by hand, Silhouette Cameo (using the full size SVG) or Cricut Design Space (using the 50% SVG expanded to full size) adhere the windows and door to the back of the body of the house, crease the perforations and use double sided tape to stick together the edges.
2: Place the window frames and door frame on the outside of your hobbit hole windows/door.
3: compile your tiny window boxes with as much foliage and flowers as you think Samwise Gamgee can manage to keep watered.
4:Place the bushy foliage with the perforations aligned with the corner of the house. The join in the front should be covered by the front door step.
5: Once the front, back and sides of your hobbit house are compiled you can put the sides on. I suggest sticking the A frame part together first and then the sides.
6: The roof is compiled of 5 pieces. But this photo shows it all in one piece… 5 pieces are much cuter but I ran out of time so just go with it eh? Align them slightly layered like shingles ensuring that the tissue hole lines up. Pop it over your tissue box!
Tissue Hobbit Hole SVG files for Silhouette and Cricut.
I hope you enjoy it! I’ll be at the Green Dragon if you have any questions.