Wordless Wednesday: Marlon the Blackbird

Day 51: Pop-up Fennec Fox

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm a full-time babysitter this summer, so I try to make some of the crafts for the 365 animals project together with my little brother. I must admit that it's easier and less stressful if I make them by myself (without someone constantly asking me: "What should I do now?!"), but it feels much more rewarding when the animals are finished. I spend quality time with the bro, he is learning new skills and I have done my daily task. It's a win-win! :)

Day 50: Meepy the Rabbit

Monday, July 21, 2014

I wanted to knit special socks for my brother, but I made the first one too small. I didn't want to waste all the hard work, so I created this soft toy - bunny's face is where the heel was. Bro loves him and so does my master. ;)

Day 49: Morpho the Butterfly

Mmmm, Strawberries

Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Heirloom strawberries from Gorenjska. Ready to pick all year long."

I'm participating again in the handmade gift exchange! It is hosted twice a year by Craftaholics Anonymous. How does it work? You are randomly paired with another crafty person and then you make gifts for each other. I signed up in the international group and by chance I was given a lovely girl from Austria. She has Slovenian roots so I was quite surprised to find a message in my inbox that was written in my language. :)

Martina runs her blog by the name Ms. Jagoda which means Ms. Strawberry in Slovenian. It didn't take me long to decide that I'll be making something fruity for her gift. I've never knitted anything similar before, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. I followed this pattern for the strawberries, but the stems are crocheted and sewn. They are also looped so she'll be able to hang them (on a Christmas tree for example).

Bon appetite!

Not to be too sorry because she won't be able to eat them, I also added strawberry sweets in the package. I think this must be the sweetest gift I have ever given. :)

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