This is my newest design; 12 day old kittens. Here they are in the Nursery Rhyme world of "Wynken, Blynken and Nod"
Here are my newest kittens, they are the size of 12 day old kittens. Their eyes have just opened. Their front legs and their heads are jointed. The back legs are armatured for posing. They have the stance of wobbly 12 day old kittens.
They are made of very soft, fine, Belgium plush. They have black glass eyes set in handmade eye sockets. Their fur is hand colored with pinks toes and a pink belly like a real kitten.
The sailing ship is made from a hand carved wooden shoe, carved and signed by the craftsmen.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe--
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea--
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish--
Never afeard are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam.
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home.
'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be
And some folks thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea--
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three: