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I have always been a “cup half full” kind of girl. My son made me smile recently by telling me the cup is actually full because the top half is full of air!
This very full cup, cards and photo of Orlando the Maine Coon cat were sent to me by my good blogging friend Pauline. Her blog is The Contented Crafter and when I saw the cup card post, I was very cheeky and said “I love and want one!” Then I offered a crocheted cupcake or critter as a swap. Pauline admitted she would prefer a critter of my choice which is my speciality and was a lot of fun for me to make. My critter for her is a surprise but I have stood a few around the card as examples. When she receives it, I will post a picture of it. I hope she loves it as much as I love my cards.
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Originally posted on The Snail of Happiness:
My postman must be wondering what is going on. Why do I keep receiving parcels from Australia? Have I started importing opals or baby koala bears? We haven’t enlightened him yet, but I think he would be just as bewildered to discover that the packages contain crochet squares as if I told him either of the other things. Crochet is certainly not recorded as a major commodity exported from Australia, although wool is, so perhaps I could tell the postman that!
Anyway, this morning two Australian packages arrived. Having just discovered that the car had a flat tyre as Mr Snail-of-happiness was about to set off on a long journey, the delivery did rather cheer the morning up. Interestingly, the contents were somewhat complementary: one to do with the flora and one to do with the fauna of Australia.
Lilly’s much loved pups have their eyes open. They and their Mother are all doing very well. I am working on aussiegurumis and will have some lovely new patterns available soon.
This little square (15cm by 15cm) is about to become part of something BIG! It is being shipped to Aberaeron, Wales and with a bit of luck, it might even end up seeing this Castle. Mrs Snail of Happiness is making a masterpiece to mark the completion of her advanced studies in permaculture. The principles of permaculture can be found here. My contribution involves tackling the big issue of domestic animals and the way we can ensure they co exist with indigenous flora and fauna. I have talked about this issue here before but to be succinct, I love domestic animals and I love our wildlife . Yes it is a big issue but by being creative, intelligent and loving, we can work it out. It will never be perfect but as long as we follow the snails example of keeping slowly moving forward, I believe we will continue to turn towards a sustainable future. I have also enclosed a handmade card depicting a ship setting off under the furious Australian sun (it is 110 degrees Fahrenheit at the moment) and some other surprises. Good luck with your studies Jan!