Not ONE but TWO big squirrel wins!

crocheted amigurumi winners

I won Evil Squirrel’s nest’s Third Annual Contest of Whatever which gives me the above badge AND merchandise! Nice. If you want to see the other truly wonderful entries click here. If you want to look at Evil Squirrel merchandise click this link and finally if you want to re visit my entry, here it is! again!

crochet Hottie and MBRS talk Books.But what is this about Rainbow Donkey crochet patterns going viral? and tell me more about these books I hear you say! Well here it is! FREE (hooray) Rainbow Donkey pattern by Jennifer Olivarez from Squirrel Picnic. But that’s not all!  The much anticipated  release of (drum roll please!)
The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer Olivarez.

The Big Acorn Race which will be available in mid March this year through Amazon. I will provide further details as they come through and include the links. And if  that wasn’t enough, let me tell you about
Book called Fun and Easy Amigurumi.

This fabulous book is full of wonderful patterns and is a collaboration of some truly delightful amigurumists including Karin from amilovesgurumi and Vanya from amigurumibb. You can get this book from Amazon

Whew! This post is jam packed with Squirrely goodness but my next post will feature the great Aussie Critter Burra Nimu The Easter Bilby!  Easter celebrations and holidays are sneaking up on us fast over here! A Bilbies work is never done!   ❤ ❤

Evil Squirrel’s Annual Contest of Whatever

Three of my big loves are books, comics and crochet. In particular amigurumi.
My contribution for the “third  annual competition of whatever”    
hosted by my mate Evil Squirrel is entitled “The Happy Dying of Buster Possum”
Wish me luck and prizes!gentlestitches contribution for Evil Squirrel Competition of Whateverscene 2

Win or not, it has been FUN! Coming up soon An Easter Bilby! In amigurumi of course.

a loss and a win!

gentlestitches losing badge from Evil Squirrel competitionI didn’t win the competition (there is always next year) but I did get to take home this badge for my blog.

 congratulations to draliman and merbear.

 

I did have a win though last week because my  free Weaver the Koala pattern was featured on Moogly!  This means my patterns will get to meet more people and I get another badge for my blog. Yes two in one week! If you don’t know about Moogly have a click and look!Moogly-Featured-1251

Click on the button for 10 FREE Koala patterns!

If you would like a free pattern to make your own Koala, click on the photo or go to ravelry.com and search “gentlestitches”

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gentlestitches entry for the 2nd annual Evil Squirrel completion.

gentlestitches entry in Evil Squirrel competition 2015

Serious gamer’s get VERY excited. Presenting a brand new SNES found at Savers thrift store and still in it’s box! Rainbow Donkey is challenging Croc to a round of Super Mario All Stars while a large group of amigurumi critters wait for their chance to play the winner. In the forefront are the thumb war finger puppets made for me, my son and my friend Vanja at AmigurumiBB  by Jennifer at squirrel picnic in a make it challenge. Rainbow donkey was made by me but pattern designed by Jennifer and can be found here.

This post is my entry for Evil Squirrels 2nd annual competition which is to include a game and at least two species of animal players.  An interesting point made by my son about the old games is that everything was SUPER! Super all stars, Super Nintendo, Super Mario Bros. So have a Super bit of nostalgia and ……

Wish me Super good luck!

 

I entered a contest and didn’t win, however…

contest-badge for losers of Evil Squirrel's Nest contest

 

 

 

I did win this badge however.
my friends niece playing "all tucked in" with mousie.

 

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

a felted elephant broach, made by Winter Owls.welcoming knitted owl