Category Archives: Crochet Toys

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!

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.

Hedgehog3

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.

Hedgehog2

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

Hedgehog5

To Be Published

Hola! There has been some excitement in Snowfall Studio’s Etsy shop. Besides a plethora of new designs, one of my most popular patterns will be published in a crochet book. More news to follow!

Here is a sample of the new designs available:

Snake

Owl

And an update to a favorite:

Hedgehog

Remember, any toy seen here can be customized to your specifications.

Happy Spring!

May All I Say

Native American Doll

New to my Etsy shop is this sweet Native American doll. This doll was handmade with 100% wool yarn and stuffed with pure wool. My interest and admiration of Native American philosophy was the motivation for designing this pattern.

American Indian

One of my favorite prayers is written below:

May all I say and all I do
Be in harmony with thee.
God within me, God beyond me,
Maker of the trees.
– Iroquois prayer

Striped Cats

Last night, my son & I watched the movie The Hunger Games. If you’ve seen it, you know that it is a very tense movie. I found myself crocheting furiously, in tempo with the action scenes. Heh. Apparently I’ve stumbled across the secret to getting more accomplished in a day – adrenaline!

Stripey Cats

With my slightly obsessive personality, I’m currently addicted to crocheting these cute kitties. Mostly in a stripey pattern and often with a rainbow of colors.

Rainbow Cat

Look for lots of stripes in my online shop!

Gray Cat

The cat pattern has been slightly updated and improved, so I’m working on crocheting enough cats to take new photos for my custom toy cat listings. Sales have historically been constant between the colorful (pink!) cats and the more traditional cats (orange tabby or white). But it’s so much fun to dream up new color combinations. Color makes me happy!