When I was a child, I liked ladybugs a lot. They definitely were more common around here then, also. In summers we saw them every day, and oh yes we also had them in big glass jars with some green leaves to munch. They were left outside for a night and were always gone by next morning.
As I am getting older the summers seem to be shorter and less sunny, and there seem to be less butterflies and bugs around, too. I definitely spend more time indoors now but still - where are all the cute little bugs? Jane has them around, lucky girl!
I have been making many different bugs (ladybugs and other little creatures) for my bags, pouches and key holders. All the bugs seem to be quite happy and they appear in all colors possible. My bugs are often also paired with birdies, and they're definitely best of friends, do not even think otherwise. I make them to make you smile - and I think it works?