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The sad news of the day is that my mouse, Lofty, has died. :( I found her this afternoon, and from her position it looked like she'd had a heart attack. She was quite elderly and had been going steadily downhill for a little while, so it was no great shock. Meanwhile, Jackrum, my only remaining mouse, is as lively and fat as ever. I often joke that she steals souls, because she's always been the dominant mouse and would pin the others down to groom them whether they liked it or not. So it looks like she's finally succeeded and has the cage all to herself now!

Also my bff Jen just texted me to say she's currently at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, and hahahaha sucks to be me. :P We have a fairly curious definition of friendship, but it works for us.

And a cool thing that happened is that my friend Ian, an awesome guy who used to attend my writing group back in Cambridgeshire, has sold a story to an anthology. This is great but pretty standard for him as he's already a published author, except this story features the pub our group met in, and apparently it also has a cameo by ME! I'm in a story! XD The anthology isn't published yet, but you can be sure I'll be getting my grubby little mitts on it when it is. :P Ha.


Here are some pendants I've been working on. They're just in their backings for show at the moment, as I've run out of my super strong glue! But I wanted to show off my prettys (even though photos seem to leach all the colour out of them, for some inexplicable reason. Something to do with the glass?). Fun fact: the pin-up of Rita Hayworth (in the middle of the second row) is under beveled glass, aaand I should really have positioned the image further to the right because now, when you tilt the pendant ... her right boob grows. It's incredibly entertaining. I may market it as a special feature rather than a cock-up on my part.



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Oct. 25th, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
Aww... I hope Jackrum gets new company soon? No animal should stay alone.
I'll be at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna next year in May! =)
Oct. 25th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I might get her a companion or two; my worry is that there could be fights, but then again female mice are far more amiable and gregarious than boys ... maybe I will get some new friends for her, and see how it goes. I can always separate them if need be, mice don't take up a huge amount of space.

Oh wow, you will? That's awesome! I hope you'll be taking lots of photos. :)
Oct. 25th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Awww I'm so sorry to hear about Lofty :-( it's never easy :-(
You certainly have been busy with your pendants, so many and they look fantastic!!
Oct. 25th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about Lofty... Was she the quick one that didn't like to be held? Mice are so cute... I had a friend who worked at a nursery school that had some female mice in a big aquarium for the kids to watch. "Mouse TV" it was called; this was an earthy-crunchy sort of place where no real TV would have been allowed. Have also gotten the giggles over watching female mice steal babies from each other.

I am quite enamored of the pendants and really should, you know, buy from you?
Oct. 25th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was her; she never did come tame! Just wasn't in her personality, I guess. Wild to the end. :)

Haha, Mouse TV actually sounds like a wonderful idea ... although I've kept rodents in aquarium tanks before (way back when I had gerbils), and they are a bugger to clean out. But I do like the thought of it!

I've never seen mice steal babies! Oh bless! I assume the mama mouse reclaims them?

Aw, I'm glad you like the pendants. :) I will be making another for sale post and uploading to Etsy when these are ready; also hoping to make a Facebook page, so keep an eye out and let me know if there's anything you like. :) I love making these, so there will be many more to come.
Oct. 25th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for the loss of your mousey. ;(
Oct. 25th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. <3 Like I say, it wasn't unexpected, but still sad. :(
Oct. 25th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Poor Lofty :(

I do love the Alice pendant.
Oct. 25th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Poor little things don't last long! :(

Thanks, I rather like that one too - although I think my favourite is the Peter Pan one. I can never decide which universe I like more - Wonderland or Neverland!
Oct. 25th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I like the wave one! :D
Oct. 25th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, I thought you would!
Oct. 25th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about Lofty. :/ My super old beta fish died today, too. I'm surprised I'm so sad... Not that I shouldn't be! I just didn't realize how attached I was to her. (God, this makes me sound crazy. Okay, moving on...)

Woo! Cameo! That's awesome!
Oct. 25th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
It doesn't make you sound crazy at all - I'm sorry to hear your fish died, how old was she? These little creatures have a way of putting themselves in our hearts.
Oct. 25th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
She was 5! True, any creature can worm their way in! :)
Oct. 26th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
You got me sucked into reading about the word "leach". Until this moment I didn't realize that leach with an "a" was a word beyond my last name, which I thought was a different spelling of the word leech...it threw me through a loop to see you spell it that way. They're two different things, and you used it properly. Granted, I haven't given my last name much thought since I was a kid, and I thought I had it figured out, and that was before the age of the Internet. Now I have to figure it out all over again.
Oct. 26th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
So sorry for the loss of your mousy. 8:^o Safe journey over the Rainbow Bridge, Lofty.

Congrats on the inclusion and the pendants!
Oct. 27th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss :(
Oct. 28th, 2013 07:32 am (UTC)
i LOVE those pendants! the ballerina one in the top row is just gorgeous. you are a little clever cloggs, aren't you?
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