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Stuffed Animal Collection: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the jungle.... creatures were stirring.... and scurried about. They poked and prodded the hard frozen ground, pawed at roots, or pecked branches and trunk. All looked about for a morsel or two; 't would bring them all cheer. 'twas a cold winter night and not a cookie was left; Santa if he came would find not a snack, for in the wild jungle a lump of coal would be good for a fire and warmth. And perhaps a roast goose, or a duck would fill all the empty tummies, that otherwise starve. Oh Santa, for us in the jungle so wide, carve not a doll or a train, but a great roast beast and vegetables for a side. Make for us a Christmas feast, and not a single toy. For us a full tummy would bring greatest joy, and let this pass to all nations blinded by greed, Santa, tell them: there are many starving children to feed. Bring them God's love, and a message to their heart, like the Grinch so long ago, Help them see the meaning of "…

Flower and Verse: John 13:34-35

John 13:34-35
 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Stuffed Animal Collection: Chi Chi Reports

Um hi, My name is chi chi. I'm here on behalf of the King, Sher Con the Great, to report on the service auction I went to.
 There was a great turnout, and everyone seemed to be having fun. I couldn't tell for sure as someone forgot to inform me it was a ladies only event and I had to hide in Jenn's purse! --
Youshould have just told them you were there on My business; they would have let you in, and probably given you a grand seat too!
Well anyway I was not informed and I'm still new to the job of being your royal messenger, so I did not know all that. you should have told mewhat to do to get in.--
On to the report. I listened close and even took notes on what I heard. There were many great service crafts auctioned including four of the King's "blankets" courtesy of Jenn and Becky. In fact there were so many great crafts that Becky's handknit blankets had to be auctioned in pairs. They were calling them table savers, Becky and Jenn say they're dis…

Flower and Verse: Romans 8:35-37

Romans 8:35-37
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through hi
m that loved us.

Stuffed Animal Collectio: Becky's Been Busy!

Hi everyone! It's been a while, and I have been busy, busy, busy! This fall Jenn and I have been making hand knit dishcloths with special designs on them! Sher Con took the pumpkin one we made first, - He called it a blanket! - Jenn is still just a little upset about that, but honestly for us stuffed animals it's big enough to be a blanket to us. But we want you to know their purpose is washing dishes. - especially the holiday ones! - Right, especially the holiday dishes. It adds a festive mood to the less than desirable chore of clean up after all that feasting and holiday cooking, (or so I've been told).
Anyway, we've been busy knitting and documenting the designs so we can show everyone how to make them, they are just so fun! We've made four so far and will take them with us to the service auction. Later, Chi Chi will report how much they went for. It should be loads of fun! Last year we took 2. A pumpkin, and a Christmas tree and both went for around 100 servic…

Flower and Verse: Mark 16:17-18

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Stuffed Animal Collection: Jenn commits treason.

Dear Friends,
Although Sher Con has claimed the pumpkin dish cloth I have made as his blanket, and has indicated that more will be made for his "Throne room" guests, and distributed to the poor at the service auction, I would like you all to know I haven't forgotten you. I have been creating patterns and detailed instructions for these dish cloth "Blankets" so you can make some for yourselves and your friends and family. Also what does not make it to the auction, will be put on sale, regardless of if the king needs them for his "Throne room". they are my hand knit creations, and no cuddly kitty, King or otherwise is going to stop me from selling MY stuff.
as the patterns are created I will be preparing to list them for sale as digital files through my handmade art and craft shop on etsy.
If you have a particular Idea, and would like to know if I could make it into a pattern, or would just like me to make it, please send me a message on Facebook, or e…

Flower and Verse: Hebrews 11:11

Hebrews 11:11
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised..

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con (and a nervous Chi Chi)

Um, err, Hello. - is that right? -
-Ugg - Yes, Just talk to them.
But, what should I say?
Oh Nevermind, I'll do it this time, and you listen, you'll get a chance next time.

Greatings My people! This is Chi Chi. (say hello)
He has kindly agreed to deliver news of the kingdom, and address you when I can not, regarding any new regulations, or moral reminders on the finer details of Jungle Law.
It's starting to get colder, and winter is on it's way, so I am beginning to gather blankets to my throne room, such as this very festive if not quite long enough pumpkin design.
-It's not supposed to be your blanket- it's a DISH CLOTH! -
I won't hold that against you just make the next one bigger -But... - Now off, back to work. - Sigh, Oh well. -
I will need full cooperation to gather enough so all in this great kingdom can be warm while they await an audience with myself, or my chief commander, Chi Chi.
Also some are being gathered for the poor, and will be distr…

Flower and Verse: Matthew 5:11-12

Matthew 5:11-12
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you

Stuffed animal Collection: Einstein on a Dogsled Team

Hello again, it is I Einstein.  I would like to tell you a little bit more about myself, and the dog sled team I am part of.
A dog team will usually consist of about 9 dogs; 2 wheel dogs who have great strength, 6 runners who have endurance, and one smart lead dog with keen senses and loyalty to both the pack and man-employer. our team is somewhat different in it's configuration, and extremely different in breeds. we lack the 9th lead dog, but because of our unique difference, we don't need a lead. A man-employer usually puts a single dog at the front, and that shows the rest of the dogs that he or she has been chosen as the smartest and best leader.
Our team has small and large dogs, so we've been put into teams. One Large, one small, side by side. This allows the small dogs on the team to look to my partner, puggles, to lead them, without being terrified. A leader should not invoke fear, but respect.  Puggles is a stout, little pug with a keen sense of smell and a big he…

Flower and Verse: Mark 10:24-25

Mark 10:24-25
 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Stuffed Animal Collection: Mavis and Bunny End of Summer Bash Drum Show

Um, hello, I'm Mavis Dracula from the movie "Hotel Transylvania" I came to this family in a pack with my movie, and when I got to my new home, I met a really awesome friend. Her name is Bunny. She and her human pal, Joe, are a good drum team, and can play some really fast paced metal/hard rock beats. I help when I can, but mostly I like to watch. Joe's been working on his double bass speed and stamina, he can go really fast for about two to three minutes at full speed, he says he wants to go at least five
 soon we'll be having this end of summer bash drum show. Bunny is so looking forward to it, and so am I. well here's bunny to tell more on it.

Alright! Is everybody ready to rock? I sure am! I'm always ready, we're getting the preparations done for the end of summer rock Bash. I've been working hard on my drumming to put on this totally awesome show of mad skill and raw talent.
     On a different matter, a lot of questions have been raised about my…

Flower and Verse: Matthew 9:21-22

Matthew 9:21-22 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. and the woman was made whole from that hour.

Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky's Flower Art

Hi everybody!  Summers almost over! And guess what?! we did it, Jenn and I did it! between the two of us we managed to draw every single flower in the whole jungle! There were 100's! Jenn says there may be a few winter blooms but we don't need to worry so much about that 'cause very few flower types bloom in the colder winter months. Those we can take a leisurely pace with drawing.
 I'm relieved 'cause running around the Jungle drawing every day has been exhausting! But now we have all the flowers drawn, and Jenn says soon we'll be able to share them all with everybody in an e-book
I've suggested in the meantime we could share with all of you one at a time - we still have to convert our drawings to computer files - And even got permission from the king to have biweekly "Flower and Verse" posts.
Sher Con Said his people could use a little hope and encouragement as we head into winter and colder months. Whatever that means! I'm happy to share my…

Stuffed Animal Collection: George collects Flowers

Hello, George again. It has been a while. Some of you have problably seen me gathering flowers. And no, I’m not Gay! My wife loves them, and you know I really love my wife. She has some exotic tastes, and get’s board with the local flowers all the time, so yeah, as a special treet, and a way of showing her my undying affection, I will travel long distances to collect a bundle of exotic flowers for her supper. It always makes her so happy. I love to see her happy.

There I go talking about my beautiful wife again. Um so anyway, my interests, that’s what you wanted to know about right? Ok, well, I do enjoy exploring caves, weird for a gorilla, but some of the caves I’ve been in were hard to get to, and it required great strength. Once I scaled a cliff to get to a cave that was hundreds of feet up! There was a ledge, and a rock blocking it, well a bolder really, but I could see there was a cave, so to satisfy curiosity, and give me a challenge of strength, I climbed up, with no real Idea…

Stuffed Animal Collection: E=mc2? - Einstein

e=mc^2 Do you know who said that? It was Einstein, the Genius I am named for. I’m smart, but not quite that smart. I love to learn new things, and enjoy visiting art and history museums.

My favorite time of year is February - March, and let me tell you why. In Alaska there is a special race every year to commemorate the heroics of my ancestors. In that time, the most reliable form of transportation (in Alaska) was dog sled. It kept us employed at least! It was hard work, and the dogs on a team didn’t always get along perfectly, but they were mostly treated fair: A place to sleep, good food, and if the Man-employer had a family plenty of love from his older children.

One year in the dead of winter there was an outbreak of Diphtheria in Nome Alaska. It was January 22, 1925, when a doctor by the name of Welch sent two radio telegrams, one to alert all major towns in Alaska of the outbreak, and one to the us public health service in Washington, D.C. telling of his urgent need for antitoxi…

Stuffed Animal Collection: Vinny (a mouse)

Help! Somebody! Anybody! Help! Help! My name is Vinny, and I’m trapped in a house with 3 cats trying to eat me! What’s worse, the people laugh! They’re encouraging the cats!

One time I was minding my own business, hiding under the dresser, and I see this huge hand coming at me, it was too fast for me to get away. I closed my eyes with fright! After she took me by my tail and started dangling me, I opened my eyes and found myself hanging right in front of Magick – the all black female cat. Jenn was trying to feed me to her!

At other times either Magick or her sister Spike will find me in a corner of the living room, and carry me – in their mouths – all the way through the house to the dining room. They say food belongs in this room and not the other.

That’s all I am to these cats! Food! I wouldn’t have survived this long if it were not for cats always playing with their food. They play and I escape. But I can’t seem to get out of the house, and someone always finds me again!

I wish I c…

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con The Great!

Loyal Subjects:

Greetings from the king! Sher Con the great! –Applause--

I have been quite busy lately, but I have finally found some time to write to you, my loyal subjects. – a lot has happened in this great kingdom, Becky and Jenn have been driving everyone crazy – almost as crazy as they are – with their flower mania! The whole jungle is in bloom, and they’ve gotten it in their heads to draw every flower! Ahh!!! It’s madness! I’ve been running around behind them trying to convince everyone they mean no harm and that if they’ll just bear with it for a little while, the peace and tranquility will return.

On top of that entire ruckus, Chi Chi, a leopard cub, is in need of some mentoring for kingship. It is a sacred trust all felines have to be a good and wise king in our jungles, and as Chi Chi was lost, and wandered into my Jungle, I must be a good example, and teach him kingly ways. –

What else? Oh yeah, spring as most of you know is a time when all the animals sing their songs …

Stuffed Animal Collection: A letter to the King

Dear Sher Con,

You have thought me crazy because I view you as a cuddly kitty. You want me to see you as Ferocious. I am sorry, but I don’t. You are honorable, strong, courageous, kingly, and able to deal out just punishments to those who break Jungle law.

All these are good things, but they do not make me afraid of you. I respect you for them but I don’t have a reason to fear you. I know you’d not harm any who’ve not broken jungle law. I have always respected and honored the law of the Jungle.

I once watched a movie, called The Ghosts in the darkness. It was based in Africa – away from the Jungles on the plains. Two lions broke Jungle law. They hunted for sport, and as a pair. They were … possessed. There was no king to put them in their place. – Devils they were called by my kind. – Finally there was one of my kind called to aid in killing these brothers, these feline Devils. They were the definition of ferocious, and not in a good way. After witnessing the slaughter of so many of m…

Stuffed Animal Collection: Bunny and Mavis, Bestest Friends


Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky's Daughter, Bunny Introduced

Hi! it's Becky again. Yeah, not everyone's had a chance to speak, but as my daughter Bunny is having some difficulty getting her thoughts together about what she want's to say, we've all talked about it, and decided I could tell a little about her, and she could correct me, and build upon my introduction of her.  Also some of the others may be introduced like this.--
hunh.... - what can I say about Bunny?... she very energetic that is for sure - And musical!! Drums of all things. - it's good she's got energy - maybe even hyper - not sure, I'm just sayin'. - the energy does come in handy for her though 'cause Joe’s – he’s Jenn’s hubby – his drum set is very large in comparison to my Bunny – so she really has to move around and very quickly to be able to hit the high hat and the snare and the toms. It’s all so complicated – she can tell you more about them. Let me just say all that movement reminds me of the energy it takes to move around a group of…

Stuffed Animal Collection: George

George is my name, but don't be fooled. I am not anything like that human clown who's always swinging into a tree! I am more like King Kong, though I am not a king. I prefer it that way. Don't think that because I'm not a king I'm not strong or can not be a leader. Quite the opposite. I am very strong, and should the need ever arise would be among the greatest of leaders. I simply prefer to let Sher Con rule; he likes it, and is honorable. I have my roles as husband and father to spend time in. --
I hope none of you are racest, because my wife is the smartest and most talented chimp-monk there is. she's 3/4 chimpanzee and 1/4 monkey, and she's beautiful. Her name is Becky. I'm all gorrilla on the outside, - strong and courageous - but my heart turned to mush when I met this dazzling beauty. I just had an overwhelming and uncontrolable desire to love and care for her, and protect her. I soon found out she didn't need my protection; she was far to sma…

Stuffed Animal Collection: Becky

Let me introduce myself. My name is Becky. I am a chimpanzee, um, with about 1/4 monkey on my mothers side - that's how I got a tail. My great grandpa was an orphan and wandered into a chimp village  where my great great auntie adopted him. he was very smart for a monkey, and he learned the chimpanzee way of intelligence and lifetime learning pretty early on. - I wanted you to know that so you wouldn't think I was just another dumb monkey, or that I had somehow inherited illiteracy or stupidity from that side of my ancestry.
If anything, because of my tail, and my smarts combined  I can jump and swing farther than most monkeys  and climb higher than most chimps.  I use my brainpower to compute velocity and angles, etc. for the jumping and swinging, and my tail helps me balance and reach higher limbs; I like to see the better and more beautiful views.
 I'm an artist, and most of my peers haven't seen the views I've seen, so I tried to paint them. I've always enj…

Stuffed Animal Collection: Sher Con

Hi. My name is Sher Con. I am a ferocious tiger. Got that? Ferocious TIGER! I'm not some cuddly kitty. One of my people has a hard time with that. - I give her a small amount of tolerance only because I think she may be slightly crazy. In the jungle when that happens all the other animals tend to give the crazy one a wide berth.
My other person gets that I'm ferocious  and could rip you to shreds in a matter of minutes. He has respect for the ferocity of felines, and especially the larger wild cats, and he knows better than to under estimate a tiger. I am Sher Con, King of Tigers! He does not mess with me. From this respect he has shown to me, we have developed a mutual liking of one another, but I shall never understand his choice of mates. - Yep, you guessed it, he chose that crazy human female I mentioned earlier as his mate. Weird!
Anyway more about me. Like I said I am King of Tigers. My name Sher Con in some humans language means exactly that: King of Tigers. Perhaps be…

Skyscapes Calendar created at zazzle

skyscapes calendar by JennFamousArt
I was playing around last night on Zazzle, and I made this calendar. I included several pictures some sunset, some not. one  is a photo I took of the moon! it was bright on that evening. check it out, all of the photos are really great. tell me what you think, and what questions you have about the photos.

Scripture Calligraphy Quotations Habakkuk 2:4

Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 4
Behold his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith

I like this verse for it's simplicity and direction not to be proud, and to live by faith. It just doesn't get any easier than that.

Cost $20 includes frame.
colorsGreen Black Blue Red Sepia

Calligraphy Scripture quotation St. Mark 10:51-52

St. Mark chapter 10 verses 51 and 52
And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

These verses are from when Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a lot of other people. a blind man, Bartimaeus, was sitting on the side of the "highway" and when he learned that it was Jesus that was coming by, he began calling out to him for mercy.
some people tried to hush him, and make him stop crying out to the Lord, but when Jesus saw, he stood still and had Bartimaeus called to him.

Cost $20 Includes frame

colorsBlue Black Green Red Sepia

Scripture Calligraphy quote Romans 1:16-17

Romans chapter 1 verses 16 and 17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

I like these verses because they show how the gospel of Christ carries with it power to everyone that believes.

colorsBlue Black Sepia Red Green

Scripture Calligraphy quote 2 Chronicles 20:20

2 Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

These are the words of Jehoshaphat, who reigned over Judah, at the beginning of a battle between the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir; all of which came against Judah.
When Jehoshaphat learned of the multitude that was marching against him, he proclaimed a fast. he and all his people and all Jerusalem gathered and they prayed.
 Jahaziel told them that the battle belonged to the Lord, and where they should go. He told them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
Jehoshaphat was reminding his people as they heeded the words of Jahaziel, that they should keep believing in the Lord, and believing his prophets.
Because they listened to the prophecy of Jahazie…