So, as promised, here is the frog army (plus a few other assorted green animals). I knitted a couple, but most were picked up on our travels. It is nice to collect things, preferably cheap and small, because then you always have something to buy on holiday. I also collect egg cups, but that collection is much smaller. It is actually surprisingly difficult to find egg cups.
Jeremy Fisher is probably the start of the frog obsession. We had all the Beatrix Potter books - I was partial to the mice, Jeremy Fisher and Squirrel Nutkin. Was never a fan of Peter Rabbit. My mother embroidered me a Jeremy Fisher, and my sister a Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, and thus our characters were set. I got all the boy stuff and boy colours, she got the girly stuff and pink. I collected animals, she collected dolls. My mother kept the Jeremy Fisher embroidery when I moved to the UK, and she refuses to give it back. I suppose since she made him, she gets first rights.