Road Trip Swap!

I participated in the Road Trip Swap through the Blythe Swap Group and I got an awesome package!

swap goodies!

How cute is this tag? I love it.

swap goodies!

What a haul! My swap partner included so much awesomeness.

swap goodies!

This. Hat. Rules.

skully hat

And a punk rock princess dress!

punk dress

Plus bags and coffee and lip gloss!

bags, coffee, and lip gloss

And last but certainly not least, the cutest amigurumi Boston Terrier evar!

cutest amugurumi BT ever!


Dahlia is impressed. (Not to mention dressed to the nines.)

Dahlia checking out the swap goodies

Dahlia checking out the swap goodies

Thank you supa mega, Bunny B!


Gnome, sweet gnome

I’m thinking spring, even though it’s not here yet, and though I’ve never been a big fan of lawn art, I am really drawn to garden gnomes right now. Lucky for me, Etsy comes through!

Finger puppets are always awesome.
gnome finger puppet set
This set of Mycology Gnome Finger Puppets is so cute!  The detail stitching around the shapes is nicely done and I love the color palette scientificculture used. I’m a fan of this retro but not kitschy style.

I do love a cute bobby pin.
gnome bobbies
These Garden Gnome Bobbies by DoorMouse are cute! They’re maybe a little big, and the way I wear them, the little guys’d end up sideways, but I do like them. At first I thought they were plastic, but they are actually cotton!

gnome by badbird
How can you resist this sullen little gnome by Badbird? He’s got attitude, and I like it.

This guy is creepy!
Felix the gnome
He’s the creation of sqrlbee, and his name is Felix. I would like to purchase him to sit on my desk at work, where he could make sure that I stay on task. Or else!

Should I get to the point where I’m motivated to (a) teach myself to do more than a basic crochet chain stitch and (b) make a gnome for myself, I could purchase this pattern for an amigurumi garden gnome from AmyGaines.
amugurumi gnome


SAW* Monday – Craftster squirrels

It’s Monday, the second day of *Squirrel Awareness Week 2008!

Today we are going to check out some of the sweet squirrel projects created by the creative folks who spend time at Craftster.

wee felt squirrel
Iamsusie created this wee felt squirrel who, as an outlaw, of course wears a neckerchief. Mega cute!

Nintendo DS Lite Case

This adorable Nintendo DS Lite case by Bekanator features a grey squirrel whose tail functions as a strap to keep it closed.

pirate squirrel amigurumi

Amber555‘s pirate squirrel amigurumi is arrr-dorable! Perhaps he’s just a regular squirrel celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day.

tiny squirrel stuffie

inle_rah made this tiny squirrel stuffie from felt. I really want to make one of these and carry it around all the time.

wee little squirrel

I am completely enamored of this wee little squirrel by Badbird. He’s just begging to be fed tiny treats, isn’t he?

killer squirrel monsters from outer space

Finally, we have killer squirrel monsters from outer space. What more can you ask for?