Merry Christmas and Peace to all.

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Presenting the Australian Bush-themed Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree!
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I had a lot of fun making my amigurumi nativity scene and my friend made the Star Baby which I think makes a perfect baby Jesus. I have my hooks, yarn, bathers and my Santa hat packed for Barwon Heads for some swimming and crochet (not necessarily at the same time).
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Where ever you are and whatever you do I wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year filled with Joy and Peace. 

Blessings from Sharon.  

an invitation to a new year’s eve party

new year's eve invitation from Squirrel Picnic and gentlestitches.

Major Snackfrog from squirrel picnic and the gentlestitches critters proudly invite you to a new year’s eve party. Join us and have some fun. meanwhile i am busy with my last minute Christmas orders. Foxes, Mice and Owls. Will I make it? Will I finish in time? Yes I will! Merry Christmas everyone and see you at the new years eve party.

gentlestitches amigurumi mice and foxes

Good luck and prosperity in 2015!

 

 

The Christmas Comic Sulphur Edition

I have been a big fan of the printed word since my older brother bought a book home from our local primary school. My wonderful Uncle Geoff introduced me to comics not long after and my primary school teacher completed my initiation by reading Shakespeare out loud in class. It wasn’t long before I was having lengthy and exciting conversations with my local librarians and I suppose looking back, I had a lot in common with Matilda although not a genius but undeniably bright and with an inextinguishable  passion for life.
 Today I present to you Sulphur. A one of a kind piece of artwork by Evil Squirrel.He is having this fun giveaway for the first lucky 20 entrants. Thank you ES, I love my Sulphur and it will hang in my recently renovated studio and I will enjoy it every day! Photos will follow when completed.
comic collection featuring ES creation Sulphur

Comics dating back to oldest (1947) to present day Deadpool Japan 2014. Also Tango a homegrown comic from Cardigan Comics and one of my faves, Hamlet by Nicki Greenwood. Now it is back to meeting my self imposed Christmas deadline amigurumis but please check back for a very special New Years Eve invitation in two days time. Meanwhile Enjoy a close up of Sulphur!
Comic character of Evil Squirrel, Sulphur

A Nativity set by “youngatfifty”

My friend made this beautiful nativity set. Her webpage is youngatfifty.  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 ?wp_20141202_013
And some more pics…
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This set is available on her etsy shop !  Take a peek!

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 do you switch off from it?

Pocket Pal Monsters

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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!

 

up in the sky! it’s a ……

gentlestitches Shane in roof gymIt isn’t finished yet but here is the beginning of the one and only gentlestitches gym. Obviously it lacked crochet but fortunately for me, I won a contest at Teddy and Tottie which solved the problem.
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Beautiful Christmas bunting which will not only look Christmassy but will also brighten up the space until it is painted and etcetera…  Christmas bunting can be made with a variety of shapes including these lovely hearts.  Things are about to get insanely busy so before I commence I will begin my fitness regime.
I might even try it without standing on a ladder. (not!) hanging around the gym
Although highly admiring of all the fit people, my fitness program will be a gentle dog walk, a cup of tea and a crochet hook. Do you enjoy a walk?