Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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

AP ZIMBABWE LION KILLED I ZWE
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


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14 comments:

Duni said...

Your roly poly lion is adorable!!! What a cute face :) And I remember that song!

p.s. I'm still upset about #cecilthelion

ReStyleGraphic said...

Your lion is very nice and not at all scary :-)

Memories for Life said...

I'm going to have that song in my head all day now :)
Your little lion is just adorable! Can't wait to see the tiger as well!

Gattina said...

Your lion is so cute ! What a good idea from you !

Ruby Manchanda said...

The lion sleeps tonight ... That brought back so many memories. And your crafted lion is so cute.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I do remember that song and your lion is adorable!

Kc W said...

I love your little lion! That song will always remind me of my mother. She played it often.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Now I'll have that song stuck in my head...darling lion, looking forward to seeing your other creations♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/luminous/

LanasArtStudio said...

I love your cute creation! perfect inspiration picture too!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like your cute lion. It looks like Cecil to me. Rrrrrrrroaarrrr!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Sarah said...

Sarah Beth, he is adorable. Such a sad situation about Cecil and his brother. Love the song, and remember it well. I'll be humming it in my mind all night.

Sarah Leonard said...

His little fat bottom - so adorable :)

Judie said...

What a wonderful woman you are! I love your sweet lions! Your talent is such a gift!

Natashalh said...

What a super cutie! I can't wait to see the future bear and piggie. =)

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