Sunday, 13 June 2010

International Bunny Fever

Last month I made and sold 2 more Snuggle Bunnies ( a lilac and a pink) - they remain my most popular item.
They are 10 inches across and kinda flat (disc shaped) but so cuddly. That yarn I use is sooo soft with a little fluffy pile to it.

So far they are in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, USA and now Greece too. They really are the little travellers.

These two little guys went off to Greece, where they had been ordered for two young girls.

When they arrived, she said "Hello!!! I just received the bunnies. They are sooooooo snuggly and so adorable. My daughters LOOOOOOOOOVED them. They have not let them off their hand for the last 5 hours. Since they are quite large, they want to use them as pillows as well! Your note was very sweet...i can tell that the creating process is very personal to you, and that is what will drive me to your store every time i want a stuffed animal in the future. Would you consider making any other animals - such as teddy bears - in the same general design? Would you make any smaller bunnies? I hope your business really flourishes"

Well, that gives me some cool ideas a-brewing. Maybe a frog or a turtle? how fun. I just love it when customers leave lovely messages, don't you?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Flappy Flambé

A while ago I drew a little critter for a contest on another blog that I am a participating member of.

Cute isn't he?

Well, after it was all over and the prizes had been won. We decided to make up a real one and send him around Europe meeting all the members of the Handmade in Europe Blog. showing their crafts and countries off to the world.

So, it was up to me to create a 3D version that we could all play with and take photos of.
Here we are. Not only is he a cute little crocheted critter; he is also a hand puppet with posable wings - this should make for some interesting photos.

The story of how the picture turned into a "real bird" is in the blog here

You can then follow his adventures as they unfold

So far he has met me
and visited South Wales
This week I sent him off to London for his next adventure.
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Friday, 4 June 2010

Creative challenge 52 in 52 - May 2010

Wow, this was a mega-busy month. I even made some special items which I will tell you about in another post.

So the goodies I finished in May are as follows:-
  • Flappy flambe. he is a crocheted hand puppet who will be having adventures on another blog. Check him out on He's lots of fun.
  • Two Snuggle bunnies; one pink one purple off to live in Greece. yeay for people who order things off me (easy to do, just email me, tell me what you want and I'll make it - you will see it before you buy and are not obligated to buy unless you love it.
  • A footballer handpuppet. He already is in a post of his own before this one.
  • A very strange and magical house elf.
  • A knitted lace scarf in gray silk yarn -mmm.
  • A skull bag. Yup, the head opens up and the mouth also has a zip for keeping little items in.
  • A green leaf scarf. made for "knit something green grass or leafy trees related Swap" It really does look like leaves. I'm going to make one for myself too I think,

So totals again?

January = 9 items
February = 7 items
March = 9 items
April = 7 items
May = 8 items

So we have 40 items in 21 weeks - yippee I'm still ahead of 52 items in 52 weeks. I may do it in half the time (but don't hold me to it LOL)