I’m going crazy…

I’m going crazy… hedgehog crazy!

Trying to perfect my original pattern, so I keep making hedgehogs and tweaking the pattern a little bit.

My two latest are a brown cutie

Hedgie

…and a black speckled hedgehog.

Punk

The black fellow is my punk rock one. Love the black yarn with colorful speckles, even though it isn’t 100% wool. This yarn is acrylic and wool. The colors are so fun that I couldn’t resist!

Baby Brights

Book1I was super excited to receive a package addressed to Snowfall Studio today. The packaged contained an absolutely darling book called Baby Brights, compiled by Kathleen McCafferty. My fish rattle pattern is included, as are some of the cutest baby items that I’ve ever seen. If you are an avid crochet fan, I highly recommend you pick up a copy.

Spring

Happy Spring!

I’ve finally escaped from the pile of nursing textbooks that has held me captive since January. Finals are not fun, especially pharmacology… but I’m happy that this semester’s 20-credits worth of classes are ending.

Truthfully, Snowfall Studio has been a faint glimmer off in the distance, but I can feel my creativity beginning to thaw from the long, cold winter. Look for some new designs in the not-too-distant future.

Until then, enjoy the warmth of spring!

Goodbye, Custom

I’m excited to announce that Snowfall Studio will be undergoing some important changes in 2015. These will be announced in a couple of stages throughout the month of December.

The first important announcement is: goodbye, custom orders.

The last day to purchase a custom order in Snowfall Studio’s Etsy shop will be December 7, 2014. There will be no custom orders available after this date, so if you want to customize a mermaid doll or immortalize your cat in yarn, now is the time!

Parenting Teens

Parenting teens can be brutal marvelous for the ego.

Recently I was conducting a photo session for the newest batch of crocheted toys while my two teenage sons were loitering nearby. Having long ago exhausted the fun of mocking me for photographing stuffed animals, they were instead conversing about school. Until I pulled out this little penguin.

“Hey!” my youngest boy exclaimed with a smile, “You actually made something cute!”

Yep… with this kind of support at home, who needs positive reviews??

Penguin

Rainbow Hedgehog

There are 15 species of hedgehog. Plus this newly identified version.

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This rainbow hedgehog was identified by my youngest daughter. At age 9, she is an animal lover and aspiring veterinarian. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys creating elaborate houses for crickets and planting shrubs which will attract butterflies. When I initially designed my hedgehog pattern, she suggested creating a colorful one.

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While I prefer the natural hedgie, switching it up a little was a fun challenge. It’s important to keep life interesting!

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