In the jungle, the mighty jungle
the lion sleeps tonight...
Do you remember this?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens
I'm sure you have seen all the news reports about Cecil the lion...
a magnificent animal
photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
The song, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, has been on my mind for days and days so in a kind of homage to Cecil, and knowing that L was the next letter on AlphabeThursday, I decided to crochet a roly poly lion for my Etsy shop.
He's not as magnificent as Cecil, but decidedly cuter, and a whole lot of fun to make! What do you think?
Cute, and definitely not cowardly
He was happy to pose
but grumbled quite a bit when I showed off his cutie patooty...
(I told him it was so we could see his glorious tail -- but I don't think he believed a word of it!)
Of course, this has opened the floodgates of my mind and I'm envisioning roly poly lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! Really, I've already started on a tiger but I haven't done enough for a picture yet. So far, it just looks like an orange circle! I know how I'll make the bear, and I think there might be a roly poly kitty in my future too.... and definitely a cow and a pig!
Stay tuned :)
~ sharing on
AlphabeThursday for the letter L