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Here is young master Pieter Tchotcke, dressing for dinner with his floozy girlfriend, Dahlia. You can tell she's a floozy, you can see her ankles! Pieter plans to break up with Dahlia soon, as he' secretly in love with the butler...

Tchotcke family Pieter and Daisy

Bathtime fun for the Tchotcke family!

Here is the antique bathroom in the Tchotcke household...not seen in the photo is the creepy doll in the tub and the saw in the toilet tank...

Tchotcke family bathroom
The Tchotcke house boasts many special rooms, including this gorgeous "man parlour". There was quite the party last night, so its quite a mess--scotch bottles, cigs and playing cards everywhere. Since the lord and lady of the house were all plotchkied upstairs, I'm not sure who had the shindig. But I suspect the butler was involved...

Tchotcke family man parlour

More adventures of the Tchotcke family...

Here's a photo of miss Merideth Tchotcke, in the dollhouse at the Mines. She's gotten into the Nyquil again, and is hallucinating flying elves...this happens more often than not.

Tchotcke family hallucinate
Hello again, my darlings! I've been having computer issues for a while, so things have been reaaaaaally quiet. But to make up for it, I have a series I've been playing with on Facebook lately. There is a beautiful dollhouse at the Jade Mines, and I've been making up stories about it all. I call the tiny family who lives there, "The Tchotcke Family"...

Tchotcke family mr & mrs


Here's Mr and Mrs Tchotchke in their lovely mansion at the MIA, happily guzzling their second bottle of champagne. The Mrs is feeling it for sure, slowly slumping down the sofa...

Nice photos of a sweet rabbit...

I had a grooming morning with Shamu the Bunneh...He put up with everything but trimming the last few toenails. *sigh.* But Matt got a few great pictures during and after...IMG_20130921_112234_522

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Shhhhhhhh...

Just back for a peek. A quick peek. I've been busy, and sick, and busy again...

There's lots to talk about, too. but not at the moment. I do plan to ramble on a bit, here and there.
And I love you all very much...

Dreams of more fiber arts...

Hi guys...been a while. Again. Heh. I keep being pulled away by all the other social media stuff. Which makes me kind of sad, because while it's clunky, there's much more running-room on LJ. Meh.

Anyway, it's getting to be the time of year when other knitters start loading up on yarns for autumn, so my too-quiet Etsy shop now has some requests for custom stuff. It's a relief. A lady out of the blue started emailing me because a coworker told her I buy fiber, and she has 17 alpacas she just sheared. 17! And my coworker's farmer side of the family keeps brushing their yaks and saving all the soft, fluffy stuff for me. If only I had more hands; if only I had more time!

So of course when I'm walking around the Mines, I dream of a workspace to process all this fiber. Maybe even investing in a small wool-mill, because there's only so much a drum-carder can do. So many local farmers pop up in my email, looking for someone, anyone to buy their wool and make something great with it. It's tempting to offer fiber-tutoring for some of the farmers, who love their beasties but have no idea what fiber people look for when they buy wool. I could teach them how to prep the stuff, find a mill or a spinner's group, all that sort of thing. Wouldn't hurt, might help...

Ah heck, I should just join the Textile Center. I keep meaning to. Bad Maus.

Meanwhile, yesterday was Shamu the Bunneh's birthday, but I was working all day...so here's a belated bunneh picture for you!2, Shamu 005

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Bunny-wrangling...

I spent some time with Matthew wrangling Shamu, the Littlest Orca. Grooming an angora rabbit can often be a two-person job, especially when he's wiggly and endearing and a little skittish. It went easiest when Matt was clipping and I was petting and cooing at him. We got enough angora off to knit an extra rabbit, and Shamu is recovering his dignity in the other room...
Shamu the Bunneh is starting his power-shedding again. But he's always a pretty happy little guy, for all his poofiness...

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