Happy New Year from Squirrel Picnic and gentlestitches

A Ripper Aussie New Year’s Party

January 1, 2015

Each year, Mayor Snack Frog hosts a New Year’s Eve party at his pad and invites all his friends from the picnic and beyond, including you! This year, special guests flew all the way from Australia to attend. These delightful amigurumi characters by Sharon Pridmore of gentlestitches.com included a bushy-tailed possum, 3 foxes, a crocodile, dogs, and zombie bunnies. Australia is filled with dangerous creatures, so Sharon sent along some Easter brown snakes and a red-backed spider as well, all of which we found to be very well-behaved despite their reputation.  You can find patterns for Sharon’s crochet creations on her website or Ravelry. We were also very excited to see that she sent along MEAP2, which she made with my cuddly robot crochet pattern, so MEAP had a girlfriend to dance with all night.

We hope you enjoy this very amateur stop-motion animation, and we wish you plenty to smile about in 2015!



Author: gentlestitches

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20 thoughts on “Happy New Year from Squirrel Picnic and gentlestitches”

  1. How wonderful! I enjoyed the video so much. What a fabulous and fun party they had 😀
    Happy New Year Sharon! Wishing you wonderful 2015.


  2. HaHaHa!!! Never fear Easy’s Mom. There are pretty good antivenoms for most aussie critter bites. The amis don’t bite they are cute! Also Easy we have seen what you can do with your toys, You would protect your Mom! ❤


  3. how great! Fortunately my mom saw that video after we celebrated our australian christmas… not sure what she would do if some of the citizens of Oz would come to my crib :o)


  4. What a WONDERFUL party – loved the video too – made me smile and I found myself wishing I was among the participants!! HAPPY NEW YEAR………

    Hugs, Pam (and of course Sam)


  5. Great post, Sharon! I really enjoyed the stop-motion animation. Thanks for making me smile on a cold and rainy morning!


  6. HaHa! Thanks Pauline. Ralph does look a lot like Siddy! Mini O would have been adorable in that film. Smiling is a great way to start 2015. 😀


  7. Wow! That had me smiling from ear to ear! The ‘amateur’ video was better than many professional ones I have seen. The cast of characters were just wonderful – I spotted a pure white Siddy dog in the midst of the merriment and my heart gave a little leap! I wish Little O could have joined in the fun. I love your animal creations Sharon and also the quirky ones from Squirrel Picnic. You are very talented creators!! xoxo


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