“On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world were invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author 21:00 (9 pm) your local time.
The toast is “The Professor”.
For those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking ceremonies:
To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words ‘The Professor’ before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.”
A very happy 121st birthday to my beloved Professor Tolkien, to whom I owe the great majority of my childhood. He was one of my most formative influences and the universe he created has forever been a sanctuary for me. Thank you for everything, Professor; I’ll always be grateful to you. ♥
Behind the Scenes: Cate Blanchett
one more month…
Radagast the Brown
The Hobbit Sountrack Sneak Peek- Howard Shore
New posters from The Hobbit!
NEXT MONTH! ♥
This is my needle felted Lord of the Rings, Gandalf, (Sir Ian McKellen style) plush doll FeltLing. He is approximately 20” tall, stands freely and is a sturdy, heavier doll.
He is 100% needle felted wool — NO sewing, NO glue… even his hair is raw wool that has been painstakingly needle felted onto him (his locks are from a Navajo Churro ewe and his facial hair is Shetland wool that still has a bit of lanolin in it)… His clothing is hand dyed prefelt wool so it has a natural drape to it.
I can’t even begin to count the hours I have in this FeltLing… I hope he makes you smile. ♥