Sunday, January 10, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?


I'd like to join Virginia in this meadow glade. Sit on the log and talk to the owl on the stump. Feed bread crumbs to the little mouse, and find out how the turtle has spent his day :-) Just don't pick the toadstools!

This little scene is all crochet, glued to a wooden plaque 6" x8". It is a little small, as I found out when I tried to get Virginia to sit on the log. She can, but the scene becomes a little cramped. The nice thing is you can make this any size you'd like. The patterns for this crochet scene are listed here, and on the left hand side of the blog page.

Stump, Log, and Meadow: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/StumpLogMeadow.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Mushrooms: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Mushrooms.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Tiny mouse: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/TinyMouse.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Tiny turtle: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/TinyTurtle.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The directions for the stump, log, and meadow are more like guidelines than specific directions. This way you can make these elements any size you like, and from any yarn or combination of yarns. I used Lionbrand Fun Fur together with Red Heart worsted and a G hook for the meadow with grass. The mushrooms and turtle are made from worsted yarn and a size E hook; the little mouse from fingering weight mohair blend and a C hook.

The tiny owlet is from Brigitte Read's wonderful Roman Sock blog, which is listed in 'Links I Love.' This is a wonderful, simple, adorable pattern that I've made many times and highly recommend. All of the other elements of this scene are out of my own head :-)



These little guys are just over two inches long (not including tails). Enjoy the crochet!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness..This is just lovely!!!
    I wish I could just spend the day with you ..crochet, chat, and throw ideas around over peach tea!! Love your site <3

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  2. Beth, you are just wonderful. What I wouldn't give for an afternoon hour at a coffee shop with you to pick your brain and praise your creativity! I check your blog religiously and it makes my day to see when you've updated. Beautiful and brilliant as always!

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  3. Greetings from Russia! Your dolls are wonderful! This composition is similar to a fairy tale! Your blog is very nice and cozy:) I wish you luck and creative successes!

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  4. Thank-you all so much for you kind comments, they warm me on this frigid morning :-) An afternoon of tea and coffee and crochet chat would be wonderful. Thankfully, kindred spirits have the internet, bringing folks from all over the world together. How cool is that?

    Beth

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  5. love the scene,so cozy and warm feeling. it make me yearn for spring. i love seeing your new creations ,they're so wonderful! ~Anne~

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  6. I am so amazed by what all you have made! Simply amazing! Thank you for letting us have the patterns; I have a granddaughter I want to make at least one of the dolls for. I love how you do the eyes. Actually, I love how you do all of the dolls! Again, thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Janet. Have a great 2014!

      Beth

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