Thursday, October 4, 2012

Holiday Crafting for Animal Lovers

The summers are absolutely boiling in Baltimore, which is why I get all excited when Fall rolls around, the air cools down, and I can cook up a big batch of pumpkin soup and start sitting by the fire crocheting animals. Firstly, for Halloween I created the unscariest witch on earth - Hello Kitty looking cute as a button (The Hello Kitty Witch Pattern can be downloaded over at Armina's blog).

Next I got myself all in a tizzy thinking about Christmas, snow and icicles and hot chocolate, and crocheted Mr and Mrs Mouse. As soon as I'd finished I fell madly in love with them. Next I photographed them in a pile of packing peanuts in front of a mini tree and they behaved impeccably.

They say you should never work with children or animals and they are so right.

My daughter insisted that our guinea Peanut would be great as part of this festive photo session but, well, let's just put it this way: Peanut would not be a winner of America's Next Top Model. As soon as she was put down she scurried under my carefully constucted pile of packing peanuts, scattering them a foot in the air and sending Mr and Mrs Mouse flying. Next she started eating the packing peanuts. In the end we hid a grape underneath the fake snow so she nibbled on that while she posed. The results are adorable and so worth it, don't you think, Tyra Banks?

Mr and Mrs Mouse pattern for download here.

What are you working on at the moment?

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  1. These are the cutest little crocheted animals ever - thanks for linking up :)


  2. I am a new follower from the hop.

  3. the hello kitty witch is adorable!! thanks for linking up for the aloha friday hop :)

  4. So cute! I wish I could make things like that:)

    Found you over on October Blog Hop 2012. Come by and say hello:)

  5. Very cute! Thanks for joining my Blog Hop!

  6. adorable! I have a thing for amigurumi mice and these are awesome!!

  7. Very talented work! I think its always good to have cute for Halloween as much as scary. Those Christmas mice are adorable too. Thanks for stopping by at my blog too:)

  8. Awww love the Hello Kitty witch :O)

    Thanks for joining in the Tots 100 Halloween Fun Linky x

  9. These Hello Kitty craft are the cutest thing. Being a sucker for Christmas I really love the white and red ones. They are prefect for the season.
    I am following you now and would love for you to follow back.

  10. thanks for linking up to Share it Sunday!

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    Looking forward to seeing you next week!


  11. Ha. These are super cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  12. Very adorable :) Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday on Oombawka Design :) Rhondda

  13. These are the cutest little mice I have ever seen!

  14. your mice are adorable!!! :) ~ Fabi