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Saturday, 22 August 2009

ABAA Challenge Aug 2009 - A Bird in Hand? Spanky does Mrs Pippy

(This is the Big Posh Bird in Hand project that wasn't ready in time.)

During the "Ask Spanky" coffee morning held at Ferdinand's Flotsam and Jetsam Emporium earlier this month, Mrs Pippy piped up and asked

"Hi Spanky, My sister Buffy and I are identical. I need some individuality, can you help me?"

Mrs Pippy is the Buff Rock Bantam on the left.

Spanky says:

"A bird in your hand is just a bird,
but six in your hair is a masterpiece."

Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

It is so hard to get a good shot of shinyness with a camera (well I can't do it). The background is loud gold and silver and the headdress is edged with shiny bronze but I can't get it to show up without making the rest of it look like smare.

This is the best I could manage for shinyness (Sorry Spanky, don't sulk) -

But with messing with the colours it could look like this:-

My youngest son says that he can tell which hen has laid each egg by the egg's smell.
Amazing huh? (That's ma boy!)
Alas, along with most everyone else, I don't have this talent (perhaps it is a gift that skips a generation?) .
So Spanky bless her, has fixed it that every human bean can tell which eggs Mrs Pippy has laid.



Hiya Gini
Love, love, love it!! (Feel so privileged to have seen it before anyone else). This is so fabulous in every way - love your story as always. The pearl and diamond jewel is gorgeous - it would look great on a bracelet, or as a ring perhaps. Is it too late to enter - thought the challenge ran to the end of the month?
Lotsa hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx
PS: pleased to hear about the boffins and the smelly vision.

Rosie said...

Oh I LOVE it! Wonderful story-telling (I do a bit of that myself) and really appreciate your efforts to capture the shiny/sparkly aspects! The egg made me laugh out loud though, a brilliant little eggstra!!
Rosie ABAA
PS Challenges run for 4 weeks ...

mizmollye said...

Oh you are such a delightful and funny girl! Love the egg story and talent of your little one.........Thanks for visiting and commenting on my contest and giveaway. A carhop well back in the '50's and '60's they were girls dressed in very short skirts and worked in diners and small restaurants and would sometimes in roller skates take the food orders from the cars or trucks and bring the food out to them on a tray. And no you're answer is not correct as I indeed was a car hop when I was a teenager, however, you still may win! tee hee. Mollye

Kimmie said...

I love it! Every chick should be so lucky to be so transformed into blingy, glittery, hot-chickness :)
I'm happy to see that Spanky is a G.P. ... we have 2 cousins of his at our house - Moose and Wenatchee - they're just babes, and Moose is the little one - his name is full of promise :)

Anni's Art said...

Hi Gini, thanks for your sweet comments about my art and my loss of my brother, your chicken looks cute, the name of your hen made me smile, your card is so wonderful with many fine details, I love everything on it, very creative and fun.

Rosemary said...

Oh my goodness, this is so adorable - Spanky looks fabulous! When I clicked on the photo I was really able to see all the detail, that is fantastic! You write a very funny blog entry and yes, I like the uniqueness of the egg!

Rosemary said...

I'm sorry - I meant to type Pippy looks fabulous - I was too tickled reading this to keep things straight!

Linda said...

So sorry Gini - I almost missed this post! I love your stories, you always make my day. A Hen with a Headdress is just Hilarious!
Love that egg too...
Linda ♥

Jana said...

My goodness. But that is one stylish chicken. Love her egg too.