Pull back a corner of the tissue and a peep of a black beady eye can be seen.
Pull back a bit more and - ta dah!!!!
Please meet Mr Ponsonby Sprocket - Mr P number 040 from the lovely Charlie at The Piegon Loft. Yay! I finally managed to get my 'click' in before everyone else and buy one of these fabulous crocheted chaps. Here he is with his very own passport (mini ID photo soon to be added). Those eyes are just amazing - so Feathers McGraw.
He seems to be settling in very well. He has a lofty position on the shelf above my work table, where he sits and surveys his surroundings with his new little mate Felty Duck. I'll keep you up to date with his progress.
Other flying things...
The weather has been so 'fablious' today and our garden has been all a-flutter. The trees that run along the back fench are smothered in ivy which is in flower, and it seems that several species of flutter-bye are very partial to ivy nectar.
The one above is a Red Admiral. There were three or four of them around all afternoon making the most of the sunshine.
This little orangey coloured beauty is apparently a comma. This species is gradually moving further north as the temperature rises. There were three of these all having a bit of a feast. We usually have a lot of a very pretty little butterfly - the holly blue - flying around but I presume it is getting too late in the season for them to be around. Our garden is nothing much to look at. Nothing pretty really flourishes in our rubbishy soil but even we have managed to attract a bit of wildlife.
Will post some craftiness soon. Haven't been very productive during the last couple of days as I've been struggling with doll boobies!!