warts and all frog pincushion
This fun fairytale pincushion has a light pink top with a bright green warty frog. The frog is wearing a little gold sparkly crown and has a story to tell! The side of this pincushion is medium gray with more little white flowers and a whole bunch of kisses. This pincushion measures 3.5 inches in diameter and stands approximately 2.25inches tall. The underside is light coral. Pincushions are stuffed with premium polyfil and made from lovely 100% wool felt.
Warts And All - A Wits End Story
Never judge a frog by its warts because things are rarely as they first appear. There has been a large green frog living among the rocks in a quiet part of the river for as long as anyone can remember. Occasionally, an individual motivated by their own selfish desire comes along and plants a kiss on the frog’s warty head in the hope of being the one to release a potential prince from an evil spell. The frog learned to tolerate this intrusion and rewarded those who did the kissing with a fierce glare and an irritated croak before hopping onto a different rock in disgust. When the frog was sure it was alone again, it would maneuver its way to the water’s edge, reach behind a mossy rock and pull out a somewhat battered but nonetheless still shiny, golden crown. The frog put the crown on and gazed down into the still water. It winked at the regal frog that stared back. Grinning, the frog blew its reflection a kiss. If anyone’s going to be doing any rescuing, it thought, it’s going to be me. The frog settled back into the soft moss and fern fronds and then protected by an overhanging rock, closed its eyes for a nap.
But how did the frog come to be? Well........
On the edge of the village near the river there was a pretty cottage with wildflowers growing on the roof between the uneven stone rooftiles. Four sisters lived here after losing their parents to illness one particularly harsh winter. The oldest sister was thrown into the role of caregiver but her sisters were ungrateful and selfish, helping very little with day to day chores of the homestead. When she had time, the eldest sister would go down to the river with a picnic basket and think about her parents, how she and her sisters were going to cope and what she could make for dinner. As her thoughts swirled, she listened to the soothing burble of water flowing over ancient rocks, the chatter of the birds and the humming of insects. The scent of the damp earth and wildflowers helped her relax. One day she met an older woman in her usual picnic spot and together they shared the picnic and friendly conversation. The next time they met the woman brought a basket with food to share. Now you and I know, because we’ve read the stories, that it is never a good idea to accept food from a stranger but the sister had no reason to be suspicious. After she had enjoyed a slice of delicious cake with a flavor she couldn’t quite place, she began to feel most peculiar. She could hear the woman talking to her but it was as if from a distance. “Your sisters don’t deserve all you do for them so I’m going to give you a rest and them a chance to do better. I’ve turned you into a lovely little aquatic creature” At this the sister looked down at the water to see a warty green frog gazing back with slight panic in its eyes. “I’m going to give you this little gold crown” continued the woman “When you are ready to return to being a girl, put the crown on. People will notice and when the right person kisses your nose, you’ll be changed back into your old self”. The woman looked at her fondly, “Don’t be in a hurry though. Take some time to see life from a different perspective. Don’t worry about your sisters, I’ll be keeping an eye on them!”