Knitters wanted for penguin pullovers – ABC Melbourne – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
This link was sent to me by Vickie at HorseMark HandMade Card before I even saw it for myself! I am a frequent visitor to Phillip Island, one of the top ten most beautiful places on earth and home to many Koalas as well as fairy penguins and many other aussie critters. On the subject of aussie critters, go and take a look at the deadly snake my friend Bev Cats’ bought home to her at Fozziemum. Cats are fine but poor old snake is no more. I admire snakes (from a safe distance) and hope it died of natural causes. There is a free pattern for a similar type of snake here. Crochet snakes don’t bite. I seriously doubt Dinnermintz and Marbles could bring down a snake that size and be here to tell the story. For tips on helping our domesticated anipals co exist with their environment click here. Oil spills are intolerable.
Now I have some fairy jumpers to knit.
I did win this badge which I actually think it is a very nice badge. In case you missed it, my entry can be found here, and if you would like to see the other entries, including the winning ones check here.
Something I did win though was a smile from a little girl who is a niece of a friend of mine. I made her a little mousie and here they are playing “all tucked in”
I also had the extreme pleasure of meeting up with a fellow blogger Jennifer from Winter Owls for tea and swapped her a “welcoming Owl” (more about these next time) for a Winter Owls Elephant Pin!
More about the welcoming Owls, including the pattern which is a fund raiser for “welcome refugees” here, next time.
An entry for a competition hosted by Evil Squirrel’s Nest for an opportunity for fun and prizes. The rules are use a possum, squirrel and unicorn in any medium at all. Obviously my choice includes hand-made critters and amigurumi. The possum is an Australian common brush tail and we have them living quite close. They are very sweet little fellows. The squirrel is a glove squirrel which are lots of fun to make from an old glove! The unicorn is from the fabulous pattern of Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic. It is a gift to my son who requested “one just like Jennifer’s!” Jennifer very kindly gave me the eyes so that my (almost) finished product does indeed look quite a lot like the pattern. Let us say they are related. I leave you with a picture of the three friends before they walked into the bar!
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Tagged amigurumi, Australia, competition, Knitting and Crochet, possum, Squirrel, Unicorn
For Valentines day I am sending you some lovely weather from Lorne along then Great Ocean Road from our recent Australia day long weekend holiday. A lovely holiday house, great weather, sun, sand and surf. Plus plenty of tucker, food and drink and time to craft.
I finished Orlando the crochet mini me amigurumi on our holiday. He was fun to make and a swap for Pauline’s lovely cards.
Some knitted hearts for friends and family for Valentines day. Some of the young people in my life are old enough to have their own Valentines so hearts to them too. The advantage of them growing up is that they are capable of helping with the cooking and cleaning so even more of a holiday for the Mums, Dads, Aunts and Uncles. If you want to make a knitted Valentines day heart go to my ravelry shop and pick up a freebie or just download the pattern straight from here.
Orlando says “admire my amazing Maine Coon Tail, goodbye for now and give yourself and others, plenty of love this Valentines day! “