I hope by now you all know me well enough to render any elaborate explanation unnecessary. Yes, I love animal shaped pins and I wear them on my caps, handbags, sweaters but mostly on outerwear such as coats and jackets.
If you enlarge the top picture you'll see two cats named Rufus and Loti. Rufus you know by now and Loti is my mum's cat. A very shy and anti-social female cat, very pretty but hard to photograph because she vanishes the moment I come to visit.
This cat pin was a gift from a dear friend and is the work of a Slovene designer who makes adorable bags and accessories. If anyone is interested, here's a link to the on-line store: Fensismensi
This one was made by Mr. C. It's a butterfly made in Chinese knotting technique.
Mrs Froggy and Mr Froggy. You've already seen Mr. Froggy, he belongs to Mr. C. We both wear them on our spring jackets so the chances of us walking together wearing them at the same time is pretty high. And we do get our share of side way glances for it, too.
This one is a replica of a Roman fibula, made in sterling silver. The original was found while excavating ancient Roman settlements in Slovenia and is on display in the Museum of Celje.