Yarn along Happy Mail shower.

Just as I was preparing to parcel up a gift for yarn along  for Ginny  from small things for the shower her friend Tracey is hosting, I got some happy mail myselfYarn along French Knitting Book squares and Elly.
It was from my official dog toy pattern tester EASY!! Grand champion of the toy destuffer. My dogs loved the Elephant and I loved the very sophisticated knitting book in French! I have been enjoying looking at both the items and the way the patterns are laid out. Thanks to chezplum.com I can use the French to English knitting dictionary!  Wow! I had no idea such a tool existed and it is quite wonderful. Now as to Ginny’s gift I have made her new little one a rainbow building block, her other little bundles of joy a love heart each and for her and her husband, an Amazon gift card.
I hope they like their postal surprise as much as we love ours.
Jack and Tricky playing with Elly from Easy.

Stay still doggies! Photographing waggy  dogs is very difficult. 

Thank you Easy and feel good and keep looking after your staff who have been quite unwell but are recovering slowly.   ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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.

some Stuart on Australia Day.

Stuart admiring the view
Our friend Stuart was called to cross the rainbow bridge just before my annual holiday to the beach with friends and family on Australia day. It was and still is very sad but I was sure a mini me anipal Stuart would make his peeps feel a tiny bit better. I used yarn from fozziemums sheep and while the others were surfing, bush walking and swimming, I relaxed, looked at the ocean and made a small Stuart.  Here he is on our deck, drying out from his felting bath.

stuart has a bath
Put me in a sun puddle, I’m cold and wet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Some Koalas as gifts for the youngest members of the tribe. Free pattern for the koala is here or at my ravelry shop. Stuart with his new aussie friends.
Tiny ami koalas
 

 

 
The teens gave “go ride a wave” surf school a go. They picked it up quickly and I thought they were very good at it.
the children at Lorne Surf School
 

 

 
Had a look around Erskine Falls.
the children at Erskine falls.

 

 

 
Took Lily and Poppy to the dog beach.
Lily and Poppy at the beach.
 
 

 

 
and took some more Stuart L ❤ VE

Stuart and Stuart's mini anipal.
Spot the real Stuart!

We love and miss you dear Stuart.  ArroOOOO! ❤ ❤ ❤

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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