Crafted from 100% wool yarn and stuffed with pure wool, these hedgehogs were made using a Snowfall Studio original pattern. These little fellows are for sale in my Etsy shop, but feel free to contact me to request a custom order!
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!”
There are 15 species of hedgehog. Plus this newly identified version.
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.
While I prefer the natural hedgie, switching it up a little was a fun challenge. It’s important to keep life interesting!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Natural foods, physical activity, vegetarianism, moderation, and meditation are important to me.
While committed to using natural fibers – primarily super soft wool yarn – to make my dolls and toys, I’ve decided that it’s time to take it one step further. As a result, all of the newly created items in my Etsy shop will be stuffed with 100% wool. In addition, wool stuffing will be standard on all custom listings.
I have decided to use pure virgin wool, where no dyes, bleaches, fire retardants, or other chemicals are used in the processing of the wool. Wool is natural, biodegradable, naturally fire retardant and it stays fluffy with use. Wool also inhibits the growth of bacteria and doesn’t hold moisture, causing mold.
Since making the switch, I’ve noticed several changes. My toys feel softer, warmer, and more cuddly. I’ve made several for my daughters to test the durability of the wool stuffing, and the toys have withstood the test of lots of loving!