Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bottoms Up..(subtitled "Never trust a 3 yr. old to feed your goldfish")

So..I had as of this afternoon a nice goldfish bowl on my kitchen counter filled with 3 lovely fantail goldfish that "had" been thriving and doing quite well for the last 3 long as mom was the one in charge of their care. turned her back this afernoon for a brief moment while a certain 3 yr. old also known as "michief always in the making" was supposed to be watching a movie with her older brother.

Hmm....seems helping mommy "feed the fish" was a bit funner.

When what should I happen upon except for a bunch of fishy food on my kitchen counter and little mischief maker sitting in the living room as innocent looking as ever..while lots of fish food floated in the top of the fish bowl.

I immediately scooped the fish out of the bowl and changed the water..but...alas the damage had been done.

Within 30 minutes... 2 of the fish were bottoms up and the 3rd was definitely on it's last leg..err fin.

It too was gone within an additional hour.

Said culprit to this catastrophe cried at first that she had killed mommies fishies, but perfect 3 yr. old uncomprehending fashion as to the facts of soon as she realized mommy had to flush the fishies down the potty..what should she declare except for..."I wanna pee on the fishies!"

Yep.. "Never trust a 3 yr. old to feed your goldfish!"....'nuff said.
On a brighter note..oldest daughter ...(the more mature one, but perhaps not always the best behaved either..although of course she'll tell you differently...ha)...surprised her dear mama with a beginning needle felting kit.

I had been wanting to learn how to needle felt little critters, simply because I find it intriguing and oh so neat to see these wee tiny creatures crafted out of wool.

So..what should oldest daughter have gotten me ...but.. A pretty good selection of wool roving in bright cheery colors and some needle felting needles. How cool!

I have tried my hand this afternoon at crafting a wee tiny "Squirrel Nutkin".
I only have to attach some seed beads to his head for "eyes" and he'll be complete.

He already holds a tiny acorn in his paws. I'll have to share a photo soon.

It is only about an inch a a half tall..and I must say a wee bit of a challenge to create..but fun too.
Do any of you do needle felting?Do you know of good websites to point me towards for ideas?(Thanks in advance)
My darling husband decided to hire/trade out some work for the remainder of the kid's room paint work to be done after I got sick with the kidney infection. I was able to paint the ceiling by myself, then afterwards I got the kidney he decided to go ahead and hire/trade out for the remainder to be completed. So..hopefully this week I'll be able to decorate the kids room in the look that I have been wanting to do for a while.
I hope that you all are having a terrific weekend thus far.
Have a great evening!...and thank you for joining me in "blogland"

~The Garden Goose~


deezie said...

Oh Tina I can't wait to see the picture of your little squirrel. My hubby bought me a needle felting machine last year that I love but a few weeks ago I bought some wool and a set of needle felting needles and tried my hand at it. I cant' do it. I did make a ball though:) I know big deal. I got a book from Amazon about felting. oh your little one is cute. sorry about your fish though.
glad you are feeling better

Tara said...


Hee-hee! Love the fish story!!
So cute!

dabrah said...

Oh dear, poor fish. It's strange, isn't it, that if the food is there they just eat and eat.

Jeanie said...

I've just started needle felting also, and haven't done nearly so detailed as a squirrel (wherein the subject sort of is expected to look like a squirrel!). Most of mine are free form, which is also fun. I've had a blast cutting up wool felting that didn't quite work right and turn it into coasters and tea mats with the needle felting in random patterns. Also did a heart that's pinned to my hat! I don't know if there are any good sites on it. You might link to Threadbear Fiber Arts (you can do that from The Marmelade Gypsy) and see what they have. I know they teach classes there and they MIGHT (or may not) have some links. If nothing else, it's a jolly site to land in, just for fun!

Bummer about the fish...

meg said...

Condolences on the wee fishes, though I had to giggle over the little one's response to burial at "sea"
I never caught the needle felting bug, though at the Stitches convention last month, I saw a great demo on embellishment with a multiple needle tool; just had to get the basic equipment to try it out :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh No...about the fishes. I have never done needle felting. Looks interesting though. Don't forget to show us your finished projects.

Needled Mom said...

Sorry about the goldfish. We've had similar incidents around our house. :(

Check out the library for books on needle felting. They have some great ones out there. It is a fun hobby.

Kim McCabe said...

I rarely laugh out loud, I'm a laughing on the inside sort of person. But when I read about your daughter wanting to pee on the fishies I couldn't help but let out a good chuckle! That's hilarious! I love the things that come out of children's mouths :). Reminds me of my little niece who when I was pregnant asked me if I was pregnant or was I just fat, :) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Your blog is very enoyable!