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
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!