MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Another little finish

I had fun making this little fellow for our grandson and it's now in the mail heading out to live with him....


I used Paton's Canadiana yarn and the pattern came from HERE.  

I also finished making a little crocheted Harry Potter 'scarf' bookmark for our oldest grandson and of course put it in the mail before remembering to take a picture!  I had the appropriate coloured crochet cotton in my stash so it was a simple make.  That pattern can be found HERE.  I did the red and yellow version and worked it flat and then seamed it.  

- There are tons of uses for THIS pouch I think.

- Have a look through the portfolio of THIS amazing artist!  And how about THIS one?

- And if you fancy attempting to make skeleton leaves yourself, HERE is a tutorial.

- And THIS is under the 'oh wow!' category!  Be sure to check out her portfolio (especially the flowers!).

The quote today is from David Iche...."The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think"

23 comments:

  1. Your grandson's little fox is cute. Gosh, you have showcased amazing artists today. Those birds are unbelievable....love the owls.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed seeing the great work from the artists I found - and I agree, those owls are amazing!

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  2. That is a very good toy. You don't have to be a baby to want to play with it!

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    1. I imagine his older brother might just keep this one in his care until the baby is old enough to play with it.

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    2. I was thinking more of grown-ups letting the baby have it! After they've checked and checked..

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  3. that is the cutest little fellow...betcha your grandson will just love it...nice work
    ~ ~ ~ waving in the sun Julierose

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    1. I could have happily kept him but I parted with him in the interest of the greater good (ie. love for a grandson!)

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  4. Adorable fox, for sure an family heirloom in the making.
    Links...skeleton leaves are beautiful; Oh wow! link to cut paper stunning artwork; and amazing artist is amazing. Thank you!

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    1. I don't know about it being a heirloom - I'm hoping it gets well worn from loving! I'd love to try those skeleton leaves sometime and I was blown away by that paper art. Can't imagine how she does it!

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  5. I agree, you don't have to be a baby to want to play with your fox, good work!

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    1. Toys aren't just for kids in my mind anyway!

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  6. I have a book of patterns for knitted baby toys but I've never made one. Yet. Yours is pretty darned cute! And one of my blog readers sent me a picture of a crocheted ram, horns and all, which was also adorable. So even though I was "planning" to find and finish a knitted summer top that is in a bag somewhere, I may detour into that knitted toy book first :)

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    1. This little fox is crocheted - I usually do use crochet for toys, but I'm not sure why that is. And a detour is allowed, particularly these days!

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  7. Love the fox!!!!!!! Adorable :) Very good links today specially the paper artist.

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    1. I think he's rather cute too. Glad you liked the paper artist - I simply can't imagine how much patience she must have to do what she does.

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  8. Sweet little fox. Oh, the papercutting and the birds - wow!

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    1. I simply can't imagine the skill (and patience) it must take to do those paper cutting pieces. Pretty cool!

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  9. How did I miss this post, I wonder? Cute little fox. And I was so looking forward to seeing your Harry Potter bookmark! Maude White's cut-work is stunning, but I'm also very curious about what looks like thread? She uses it to create the pictures. Or are the sculptures? Is that also cutwork? I'm not sure I understand what I'm looking at, but it's pretty amazing.

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    1. Maud White's work is cut out of paper - pretty amazing! Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the bookmark but I wanted to get it in the mail and totally overlooked the photo part.

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    1. Thanks! It appears our little grandson likes it.

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  11. What a cute little knit fox you have made for your grandson. Now this is a thought provoking quote.

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    1. Actually the wee fox is done with crochet (hard to tell from the photos). I don't knit little toys as rule because it's a bit too fiddly for me.

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