Presenting the Australian Bush-themed Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree!
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).
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.
I am feeling very grateful today. After a barrage of unpleasant tests, I have been found to have had no more than pulled muscles in my upper body. The treatment is rest and to lay off the heavy lifting or intense exercise and it will resolve itself. I plan to stick to walking and bike riding for exercise and leave the other type for the more athletic. The relief that it was nothing sinister makes me want to do cartwheels. Except, of course, cartwheels are definitely out. My son has just mastered the “aerial cartwheel” which is a cartwheel without using hands. I am proud of him.
This post is not just about cartwheels. Following on from my Dearie Ewe, Lamb story I am happy to offer this FREE amigurumi lamb pattern. It is a great pattern because the math translates into ANY size yarn so you can make a teeny, tiny or super, huge lamb for yourself, young people in your life or as a critter toy.
Use a size smaller hook than normally recommended for your yarn and the pattern will translate perfectly. I can say that with confidence because I tried out many types of yarn with excellent results.
Many of the amigurumi I make are gifts and I am very particular about the eyes and noses I use. If using safety eyes and noses, I only use Suncatcher Craft eyes. This isn’t just because all the eyes are fabulous and cost effective it is also about safety. Suncatcher Craft eyes are made locally ( by Michelle) and are non-toxic and CPSIA compliant.
I am grateful to report I am still here, still writing and still making things.
Tell me, what are you grateful for today?
Item one. My “Golden Lambkin” another amigurumi lamb which will be part of my story on the 15th June poses beside a ball of yarn destined to become “Lawrence the Ram” (who will also be in the story) and the lamb pattern will follow.
Item two. A close up of a new stitch I learned from Karin from amilovesgurumi who used this stitch to make these dog beds for the amigurumi dogs. Click on the link to be transported to “The crazy universe behind the horizon”
Item 3. My dogs Jack and Tricky went to a party and went totally wild! Read about it here. Thanks Easy and Easy’s staff and thanks too for fozziemum and Dad for manning the bar and serving up “the rough end of the pineapple!” How come my critters get to go to more exciting parties than I do?
If there is weekend left where ever you are enjoy! and if not there is another coming soon.
This week for yarn along with Ginny from small things I introduce”Parlour Games for Modern Families.” This book was written by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras. Written locally, it is a must have for school holidays or a games evening. If you are looking for a fun way to entertain children that doesn’t involve a screen, this is the book!My own story about sheep and aussie animals would not be complete without a wee pig or two (or three or four). This is Miss Petty Pig who proudly displays two of her litter, Fiddly and Wriggles. See you on the 15th June to share a story right here and around the blogosphere.
Joining Ginny for yarn along this week I would like to introduce to you a mature Ewe called Dearie. Dearie Ewe is a character from a story I wrote for my son and the lamb beside her is not her lamb but one she is watching for another sheep. I plan to tell the whole story on the 15th June and I would love for you to stop by and check it out. There will be other stories from other people on that day too and you might even like to share one yourself. More information about the storytelling day here. This week I am still reading the Manuel Rivas book and enjoying it. Manuel Rivas writing style reminds me of John Steinbeck. I think it is how his characters are so much larger than life ,how they manage to shine through gloom and how they stay with you after the book is put away. Now it is back to my own story and I am looking forward to hearing the others.
Joining Ginny this week for yarn along where we show what we are making and reading, I took a break from making sheep for “Read me a Story” which will be on the 15th June, and made a Seed Packet, Phone Case from Jennifer Olivarez book “The Big Acorn Race” available HERE!
Galician Literature Day was 17th May and as I was unfamiliar with Galician Literature, I decided to read “Books Burn Badly” by Manuel Rivas. This book has been translated into English by Jonathan Dunne. It is a book that has an almost fairy tale style of writing in a really absorbing, hard to put down, way. I love what is becoming Jennifer’s signature spiral. Next yarn along I hope to have some signature sheep and of course, don’t forget the nativity cows.