December 13th, 2007

This is a little seahorse ornament I made for a friend of mine. We watched a couple DVDs from the BBC production Planet Earth, which if you haven’t seen you better pretty soon. There are five discs and all of them are amazing–especially the caves, go rent the one about caves right now. This pygmy seahorse is from the shallow sea episode. There were two of these unbelievably small, red, polka dotted sea horses battling it out for a woman or territory (it’s always one of the two). It might have been the greatest battle of their lives, but to us it looked like they were bouncing off each other. Doink! Doink! Their polka dots didn’t make it any easier to take them seriously. I embroidered some random french knots all over and then did a sad blanket stitch around the whole thing. And there you have the smallest seahorse in the world ready to duke it out.

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6 Responses to seahorse

  1. greetingarts says:

    Oh, sooooo sweet. I love it!

  2. Bex says:


  3. Jodie says:

    Oh that is so cute- I am off to find out more about polka -dotted seahorses.

  4. VictoriaE says:

    That’s beautiful. Aren’t seahorses amazing. I love seeing them in aquariums.

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  6. Irene Weinz says:

    I love it! Pigmy sea horses where my favorite critter when I lived in Papua New Guinea…your little critter is perfect!