Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Featured in a Treasury

I love Etsy's Treasury feature. I enjoy curating them and love to search through the collections others have put together. Fair warning: Treasuries can be very addictive!

Frums Glass Menagerie was featured in a pet themed treasury. Natalie of Shriever's Retreat included my cat necklace. Natalie titled the treasury Your Best Friend, with the subtitle, Show the world your love for your pet with these great gifts for you. I love how so many people can use the same theme and find a totally unique collection. I wish I needed a baby gift. I would buy the cute parakeet shoes. The hamsters created using peanuts as a mold are just too much. The artist also makes tiny pink babies. I might have to buy those little hamsters for my niece and nephews. Many thanks to Natalie. As I've said before, with all the tons of stuff flooding the internet, being featured is always an honor.

For those that do not know, treasuries are lists of 16 items each that Etsy members pick out. These lists last for three days each and may have a common theme, color, or may just be items the curator admires. The curator can change the items often in those 3 days or not. The front page of Etsy is picked from the various treasuries curated by the members.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bobcat on Christmas Eve

Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
It was on the far corner of the property, contrasting so nicely against the white snow, sniffing an evergreen tree. For an instant, the flicker of white under it's tail made me think I was seeing a deer. No, couldn't be. Wrong body shape and size. Was it a coyote? No. It was heavier than the coyotes I've seen recently, and again, the wrong body shape.
It was a large bobcat. It was out for a relaxing walk, smelling trees and bushes on the way, enjoying the sunset of Christmas Eve. It walked closer and closer, coming about 15 feet from the patio. I thought it would see our mad scramble for binoculars and cameras. If it did, it certainly wasn't fearful.

It was so cool to watch this big guy for a few minutes. We're all still talking about how huge it was compared to others we have seen through the years.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our Annual Holiday Photo Card

Hoping everyone has an awesome holiday with family, friends, and furkids!

eat, laugh, snuggle, and be merry...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ferret Love

Today Frums Glass Menagerie was featured on Scrivener's Retreat blog. We are so grateful to be featured. With all the stuff to be found on the internet, having something of mine featured is really an honor. Thank you.

I will be making more ferret pendants soon. I'm hoping to finish a full body ferret design too. Love the idea of painted Oscars and guppies too. Click here to visit Scrivener's Retreat Etsy Shop.
This ferret stuffie is available at Scrivener's Ferret. In this talented ferret lover's shop, you find some fun pet toys. They'd also make great human collectibles. I love the ratties. My dogs would love the drumstick, chicken wings, and the T-bone steak. As someone who has fed my dogs a BARF diet (i.e. raw chicken wings), it would pretty fun to see them running around the house with stuffie wings.
Check out Scrivener's Retreat by visiting her shop and her blog (links above).

A recent story of ferret love and the joy animals bring to our lives:

I met a man in the waiting room of our veterinarian's office. He was an elderly man who has a small, cream colored ferret in his arms. They were there to have it's nails trimmed. Sweet Pea and this little ferret enjoyed getting close and sniffing one another.

The man shared with me, that his wife had recently passed on. He told me of the many ways the little ferret showed how much it really missed the woman. It was a heartbreaking conversation learning the details of his years with his wife, and how he and the ferret missed her. It was also very heartwarming that the
ferret gave him so much joy, love, and comfort, helping with his grief.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snowman and Corgi

This snowman and corgi was created for my Etsy Beagle Team challenge. The theme was Happy Howl-i-Days. http://etsybeagles.blogspot.com/

Mary of Misobel on Etsy.com featured my snowman on her blog:

It was fun to find my necklace featured among so many other wonderful handcrafted snowman.