pulling together

Our market was a complete success.  People turned out in large numbers to support “creating a welcome” and artists and creators of all kinds donated beautiful goods for us to sell. It was held at beautiful Chalice and on a personal note my foxes sold out before I even got them properly set up. One fox was sold twice and another was chewed by my friends dog while I was having a cup of tea but nothing some yarn and a crochet hook couldn’t fix! We have this little movie of the day and we raised over 5 thousand dollars!gentlestitches amigurumi fox



pull together everyone. 


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This is my Australia…please all enjoy our beauty and focus on peace


The people urge the media to act in a responsible manner while we make sense of what happened at Martin Place . We must stand together and not let it tear us apart. We are all affected but for those directly affected all of Australia loves and supports you.

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A Nativity set by “youngatfifty”

My friend made this beautiful nativity set. Her webpage is youngatfifty. Please click on her link for the full post. A new nativity scene with a crocheted stable among other things christmassy. She did this one last year.  These men took a lot of time to finish …so many hands, capes, hats, heads, beards, eyes, to crochet and assemble…phew ! My favourite are the three kings. So which do you like ? 2013 nativity or this one below ?










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This set is available on her etsy shop !  Take a peek!

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See you Saturday!

The Christmas market is on this coming Saturday. I rather thought I would post about it earlier but we have all been busy here with turning the boy’s room into a gymnasium, the study into a yarn room and creating an extra special place for two extra special dogs.creating a welcome at Chalice flyer for Saturday















Jack is very pleased with his new space even if he is actually on the bed intended for Tricky.Jack the Jack Russell on his new bed.









Tricky however loathes change and refuses to even come look at it. Instead she hides behind the Christmas tree and won’t come away from it. Come on Tricky, it is very comfortable. I plan to do a lot of writing and making things in this new improved space.  The clutter that comes from renovating puts a crimp in my creativity.  Tricky the poodle behind the Christmas tree.










Does clutter annoy you or is it easy to turn off from it? :-D



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Pocket Pal Monsters

Josh holding crochet pocket pal monsters








I have followed the progress of one of ravelry’s newest designers, youngatfifty for some time now. She creates the most wonderful work with her magic crochet hook.  I road tested her pattern for Pocket Pal Monsters, and as you can see they were well received. Percy with crochet Pocket Pal Monsters









Presenting Peter and Paula, Pocket Pal Monsters! For the FREE (just in time for Christmas) pattern click on the link. Enjoy!


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