amigurumi Unicorn

A friend of mine at Evil Squirrel’s Nest recently won this sparkle pony as a prize.  sparkle pony

Funny thing is, around the same time he was given this Rainbow Unicorn.rainbow-donkey


Pattern for this beautiful critter can be found here
It is the end of the year and I have literally mountains of work to do  plus gifts to make for friends and family  and instead I started to wonder what would happen if these two critters became “close personal friends.”tiny little crochet unicorn

Hello world!  I believe the offspring would look like this. Then I decided (because making this was so much fun) that a little brother or sister would be in order so…..front view of tiny crochet unicorns
  Twice the cute!
back view of tiny crochet unicornstiny crochet twin unicorns
 obviously they need to be together so look out for a package Bill!

G’day Mate!

Reblogging because this is HILARIOUS and not just because my snakes are mentioned at the end. (although I was delighted) Thank you Evil Squirrel!


Evil Squirrel's Nest


tuesday tvThis week for Retro Ad Tuesday, we’re going to wander off to a far away land (Well, it’s far away for most of us).  You know where it is, and even if you’ve never been there before, you know what it’s like there thanks to the extensive pop culture education we all receive throughout our life.

Now close your eyes and clear your mind.  Now what do you think of when someone mentions the country Australia?


Olivia Newton John?

Vegemite Sandwiches?

Ah, here we go….

If you grew up in my generation, you will always associate Foster’s beer with the Land Down Under.  Why?  Because of one of the best commercial beer campaigns of all time, that’s why.  Here’s a classic, and one of the best from the original campaign in the 1990’s…

Most people hear the word “stereotype” and immediately get a negative impression of the word…. and…

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Monkeys at the beach.

Sock monkey and the baby socks destined to become his little  brother. We are in Barwon Heads enjoying the sun and surf. The children get to escape the “helicopter parent” (me) and bike ride, climb trees and walk about on their own.  OK I admit it, I still fret but I leave them to it. When they return it is time to make things and sometimes they put on a play for us. This holidays we are making baby sock monkeys using what else? Baby socks. I will post the end result but meanwhile enjoy these originals.            sock monkeys

 What do you do when you go on holidays with children at the beach? You finish your craft projects of course and start new ones

The children are seen here working on their sock monkeys. How adorable is the pink monkey with red hair? If you want to know more about how to make a sock monkey click here.                                                                          The first stop is to Ocean Grove sewing centre. Shop 2, Park Lane, Ocean Grove. Victoria. It is a small shop with a lot to offer. I was directed to this shop by a friend and from someone who lives in inner Melbourne, I was amazed at the variety of goods on offer. Another really interesting thing about this shop is that you can purchase items one at a time and not a bag of 20 when you only wanted 3. Ocean Grove Sewing Centre gets a big gentlestitchetick of approval for this example of sustainability . 
The children finished the monkeys.


and then dressed them with items from the Barwon Heads All Saints opp shop before sending them outside to play.   


Wow! The view from here is amazing!

Then time for a rest!




Time to finish it all off with tea and homemade rock cakes. Yum! Love holidays.