8 months old, and the apple of my eye... Jemima, that is.
This was her at 0ne week old!
Her surprise birth turned a depressing day into unexpected joy and she has been making me smile ever since with her exuberance, affection and sweetness.
Something else made me smile just as widely today, when I opened an awaited package from a talented, delightful person that you should meet...
Penny created this wonderful little Jemima using the wool from one of my own sheep.
She is just 5 inches tall.
She looks so much like Jemima, she nearly brought tears to my eyes.
Penny needle-felted, sculpted and breathed life into this amazing little creature. All she had to go by were a few photos of my donkey gal, but she captured her personality brilliantly.
When I opened the box,
I fell in love...
All over again... with a mini- Jemima!
Just look at those little hooves. I wish you could hold her, she is so tiny and adorable.
Penny makes the most minute and wonderful little creatures: Delicate mice in teacups, tiny cherubic fairies and angels, little bears,and rabbits, , DONKEYS( I think Jemima was her first... what a masterpiece), sheep, and she is working on a duck now... Not only is Penny a marvelous mistress of the needle, she is also a sculptress and a wonderful painter. Penny's wares are available for sale and at this very moment, she has a darling little white sheep up on her site (she used the wool from my very 2 of my sheep ladies, Beatrix and Sophia)
Jemima thinks you should ALL go and visit Penny ... right away!
( I would post a more recent photo of Jemima, but she has been rolling in the dirt all day and is not as finely coiffed as she should be.)
Here is a link to Penny's place.