Monday, November 10, 2008

(Teeny, Tiny, Plastic) Animal Husbandry

chicken littles
mother henspeep
I bought a bag of these little (honestly, smaller than your thumbnail) animals for one buck at Target, and I cannot stop taking pictures of them. I'm obsessed. I even made one of these cheapie DIY light boxes, just for better photographing my brood. Of course, this generated all kinds of questions from the peanut gallery, questions like, "Why is Mommy playing with those tiny animals inside the box?" and "Why is Mommy taking so many pictures of the tiny animals?" and "When will Mommy give me a turn with the tiny animals?"

And I had to ask, over and over, for the peanut gallery to just give Mommy a minute.
impending doom
Because things were just starting to get good.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You are one talented girl.

heidi said...

i hear ya... i often get carried away with polly pocket shoes.

Renovation Therapy said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one obsessed with that packet of Target Dollar Spot goodness. I keep my packet of them hidden in my desk drawer = instant therapy in times of need.

J. said...

For some reason, looking at the chickens and then the chickens with the rooster conjured up a song my mother used to sing to me when I was about Ellie's age, which has somehow stuck with me all these years (unlike geometry, calculus, physics, and probably most of what I learned in school).

It went something like:

We had some chickens,
No eggs they laid.
We had some chickens,
No eggs they laid.

One day a rooster,
Walked in our yard,
And caught those chickens,
Right off their guard.

They're laying eggs now!
Just like they used ter!
Ever since that rooster,
walked in our yard.

They're laying eggs now!
Just like they used ter!
Ever since that rooster,
walked in our yard.

You are welcome.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh!

I suddenly have an overwhelming desire to create a diarama.

And darnit! if I didn't just put all my extra shoeboxes into the recycling bin.

I guess I just have to go get some new shoes first....!

Karen said...

I just found that same bag of cute little animals in my daughter's room. Now I am wondering why I didn't think of taking cute pictures of them.

Robyn said...

You might be crazy, and I'm pretty sure I love it.

ewe are here said...

Well, they do look like fun to move about.

I like newly made playdough... so soft and squishy. ;-)

Miss Shortcake said...

haha! I just bought a pack of farm animals for our Christmas Putz, and I couldn't help but take them out and display them (for thirty seconds) on my desk at work! Me thinks they need a photo session too... ;)

Becky said...

Mama needs some time with her tiny animals! Perfectly understandable.

They ARE really cute. I wonder if you could reenact Animal Farm in tableau? And photograph it, of course.

Lisa Milton said...

I don't know what I covet more: the light box or critters.

(I adore your photography.)

Saucy said...

Tiny animals! They'd better have some of those bad boys when I hit Target in December.

Anonymous said...


It reminds me of when I spend ages photographing something we have baked. One of the kiddos always pipes up, "um, can we eat it soon? please?"

Lo said...

oh, how i heart you for posting these photos!!! i LOVE miniature things. seriously. it's an addiction. i have a big drawer full of tiny things.

okay. now i officially sound crazy.

Christy said...

Ahhhh, daily BeanPaste. Could life be any better?

the cheap chick said...

I want, no, I NEED those pigs! They're so small! And cute! And pink!

~m said...

I, too, love those piggy-wigs.

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

I love tiny little miniature things too. They are just so...lovable.

Magpie said...

Those are completely cunning.

Sojourner said...

It is never too late to have a happy childhood. (That's not to say your first one wasn't, but perhaps you just aren't finished yet. I'm not and I am 51. Don't expect to ever be.)