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Baby Squirrel Sparkle - Not long after little Sparkle was born she asked mama where her name came from

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Please meet baby squirrel Sparkle

A textile ornament of a baby squirrel to display fondly in your home.

Not long after little Sparkle was born she asked mama where her name came from.
She rather liked it but was slightly concerned about it not being so special a name because one morning she heard the wood pigeons on the branch outside her nest talking about the sparkles of dew on the leaves.
At first Sparkle thought they were talking to her and when she poked her head out of the nest they looked at her as if she were a nosy eavesdropper, albeit a tiny and cute one. But Sparkle merely smiled at them then retreated back inside, only to worry a little bit that she had a common name that could be found on every leaf.
Mama put her paw around Sparkle’s little shoulder, drew her close and said that she had a very pretty and unusual name – not every squirrel was named after a fleeting and beautiful event, and sparkles are always fleeting, though you may get many sparkles at once glittering away like diamonds on a pond’s surface and they are always, always beautiful to see!
On hearing this her tiny eyes lit up in awe and she was immediately proud of her name. She gave mama a hug and decided to collect as many of her names as she could starting from that second.
Well, it didn’t take long for her to come across her first one. It was a sunny day and as she looked up she could see the sun dancing thru the leaves way, way up above her, and my, my, how very mesmerizing the rays of the sun were as they sparkled thru the leaves!
She scratched that entry into her notebook straight away and gave a big smile! then shot eagerly along the branch to look for some more twinklings. In her eagerness she nearly knocked Mrs blackbird off a branch! and was chastised for not paying attention.
Sparkle turned around and apologized meekly to her, her lower lip pouting, then suddenly she noticed a brief and beautiful sparkle in Mrs blackbird’s eye! Goodness! gasped Sparkle, amazed at the brightness and jotted that one down into her notebook before she forgot.
Then she remembered the pigeons talking about the leaves so glanced over to see if there were any to collect, and my gosh! there were indeed – and so many of them!
And as she was writing all of these down she happened to focus her gaze on the grass way, way below her branch and there were even more sparkles down there!
She was down the trunk in a shot and scurrying thru the grass amongst the dew, noting down each jewel as it glistened away like a tiny diamond in the sun.
Sparkle thought that she had better get a few more notebooks because she could see her name everywhere and this was so exciting.

Sparkle is looking forward to relaxing on your shelf, though it won’t be for long though because as soon as the first rays of the sun come up she will be off outside to start gathering her names into her notebook. So mind and leave the window ajar thanks.
She has become very adept at noticing the twinklings everywhere and infact you will be pleased to hear that she has seen rather a lot of sparkles out so late as well. So better leave the curtains open too because last night she hardly slept a wink the whole night sitting away on her shelf gazing up at the night’sky. It was mesmerizing infact!
She hopes that doesn’t happen every night though because it’s awfy tiring spending the whole night being so excited, writing non stop in her book and hardly getting a wink of sleep!
Then there was the excitement before that as she discovered the sparkles on your ceiling too, from your fancy chandelier, and not to mention all those glistening crystal ornaments on the shelves and tables and all over the room.
It was like an ice palace that never melts! goodness! She will have to mind to be careful with her scampering about your room incase one of those treasures gets knocked over.
Then again, that may be a good thing because just imagine the hundreds of more tiny, tiny sparkles coming from the many, many broken pieces!
Hmmm, now that has got her thinking. You’re not precious about all your Swarovski crystal ornaments are you? And no need to sweep up the shattered ones, just put them inside a glass jar and they will twinkle away wonderfully when the sun shines in.
And you can start your own collection too but no borrowing Sparkle’s notebooks, she’s gone thru quite a lot and it’s cost her a small fortune in nuts.
Unless ofcourse you’d like to buy some notebooks for her?
She’s seen some on etsy that have little diamantes on the covers – now they are very beautiful!

Sparkle's original, one of a kind story, written just by me, just for her, will be printed out and stuck on a leaf from an old book to accompany her....

Sparkle is my first 4 legged stand alone soft sculpture and has alot of hand sewing that is uneven, scrappy and very visible, especially around the faux fur on her stomach

In the last 2 pics you can see her with her friend Cranachan. Cranachan lives happily in Norway. I showed them the book on Scottish red squirrels and they were aghast to learn that people ate and hunted these beasties over 100 years ago to make coats out of their russet red fur! tut tut!!
but there is none of that going on today, thankfully, so they both breathed a big sigh of relief

Sparkle has been made with great care and has safety eyes. She has been machine and hand sewn by me and will have many ‘unique’ (imperfect, handmade) bits
However, she is not recommended for children and is not a toy.
She is made of a thrifted scrap of printed cotton - very fetching! along with a full stomach of pine cone seeds (only joking!).
She stands approx 18cm high and 13cm wide. Approx 6”and a bit x 5” Not including her thin pipecleaner and tinsel tail.

Sparkle is excited about her journey and is looking forward to her forever home!
She also wants you to know that baby squirrels are called kittens and in some places – pups and other places - kits.

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Baby Squirrel Sparkle - Not long after little Sparkle was born she asked mama where her name came from


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polyfill, plastic safety eyes, thread, felt, pipe cleaner, tinsel strand, printed cotton, faux fur, fleece, love
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